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Gapminder is the creation of Swedish academic Hans Rosling. The site contains a growing collection of resources useful to teachers interested in demographic data and vital statistics for the countries of the world. One of the most remarkable features on the site is Gapminder World, a very powerful, web-based data visualization tool that allows instructors and students to quickly visualize and further investigate vital statistics for the world's nations and the development of those statistics over time. The Wealth and Health of Nations tracks the development of life expectancy versus wealth for the countries of the world from 1800 in an engagingly visualized animation. There are numerous of the data sets that can be used in place of the default life expectancy versus GDP/capita. In addition... Show More


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