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Government Maps

Government Maps

by Tim Cooke
     
 

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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.

Key Features

Teaches basic map skills and navigation

Explains technical aspects of cartography in accessible

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433935152
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
Understanding Maps of Our World Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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