The contemporary 12-inch diameter National Geographic Metropolis Globe is created
by National Geographic s own legendary cartographers using a special process
that combines 17 separate layers of rich color printing with specially developed
materials resulting in virtually unbreakable and infinitely detailed spheres.
The exclusive illumination feature gives you two globes in one with precision
and detail evident on every inch.
With the light off your globe shows a wealth of political data and place-names
all printed in the patented easily readable National Geographic typeface. Turn
the light on and the physical world is suddenly revealed as meticulously hand-drawn
mountains valleys vegetation zones and ocean floors appear.