The editorial team is in a special place called appland. We are immersed in preparing our atlas app, which builds on the many facts and features of the print atlas with all kinds of new and extraordinary snippets of information and wonderful ways of exploring the planet in 3D.

Did you know that alligators have roamed the planet for 50 million years, or that polar bears are descended from brown bears? And have you ever ridden on a tuk-tuk?

All this and much more about our wonderful world is coming soon–meantime, here is our redoubtable editor Jessica Saint Jean coming to terms with the fact that the world is a very big place.

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