gmwhit wrote:Ummm I really don't 'get it'. Countries are geography, yes? Do not mean to be obtuse. Just am.
What is the difference between a Political and a Physical globe?
A Political globe highlights country and state borders with less information about the Earths physical features, while the Physical globe shows more detail on physical terrain, and may or may not show country borders. Some illuminated globes feature a dual-map that reveals additional information when the globe is lit. Physical globes typically use more earthy tones to illustrate ecological zones or topography, and most will also show "political" features such as city and country names and boundaries. Political globes typically use bright, bold color blocks to easily identify political boundaries, and little if any, information about physical features.
From a google search..Since i was curious as well