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Children's Literature - Jennie DeGenaro
An exciting section of this book entitled "Mapmaking Milestones" enlightens readers about noteworthy events. The time line commences in 1507 and ends in 1904. Some events were based on the use of maps while other events made maps necessary for their accomplishments. A German mapmaker made the first world map that included north and south America. The next 1200 years was called the "Age of Exploration." Explorers mapped unknown lands. A Dutch mathematician created a survey method called triangulation. Mapmaking became easier. Henzel, author, discusses scientific discoveries which made mapmaking more accurate. Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton were among the first to use telescopes. The sextant, a vital mapping tool, was invented in the 1700s. Other inventions helped make mapmaking easier and more accurate. Lewis and Clark drew many maps on their 8,000 mile journey. Explorers mapped the west. Settlers traveling west to find gold needed maps to help them find their way. Exploration increased the demand for maps. Early maps took many different forms. Today, lithography is the printing method used. Railroad surveys, the National Geographic Society, Rand McNally, and others needed printed maps, increasing the demand. Aerial photographs during WW 1 were used to map enemy territory. Today, satellites map the earth. Weather systems depend on maps for information about dangerous conditions. Computers can make maps faster and more accurately. Maps are now used to plan our future. The art work and maps contribute to making this an interesting and informative book to own. Elementary and middle school libraries should add this book to their collections. Reviewer: Jennie DeGenaro
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  • ISBN-13: 9781599289496
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: On the Map
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents


Early Mapmaking     4
New Mapping Tools     8
America's First Maps     12
Defining America     16
Printing Techniques     18
On the Move     22
A New View     24
GIS Technology     26
Glossary     30
Web Sites     31
Index     32
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