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Maps tell us more than just how to find the way. They reveal how people have seen their world at different times and in different places. Understanding Maps of Our World is a comprehensive introduction to how and why we make and use maps.

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Overview

Maps tell us more than just how to find the way. They reveal how people have seen their world at different times and in different places. Understanding Maps of Our World is a comprehensive introduction to how and why we make and use maps.

Key Features

Teaches basic map skills and navigation

Explains technical aspects of cartography in accessible language

Diagrams illustrate how to make and read maps

Meets curriculum standards for the Age of Exploration

Supplements math standards for measurement and geometry

This book shows some of the ways in which geography is used in politics. In peacetime, governments use maps to chart land ownership, boundaries, and population distribution in order to ensure that public services are close to the people who need them. In war, rulers use maps to track the enemy and, often, as instruments of propaganda.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433935152
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Series: Understanding Maps of Our World Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Changing Shape of the World 4

Introduction 6

Land Ownership 8

Mapping Takeover 10

National Agencies 12

National Atlases 16

Under the Earth 18

Mapping Population 20

Elections and Maps 22

Maps and War 24

Propaganda Maps 28

Mapping the Enemy 30

The Three Cs 32

Escape Maps 34

International Maps 36

Glossary 40

Further Reading and Web Sites 45

Index 47

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