Maps and Cities

Maps and Cities

by Tim Cooke
     
 

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

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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

The compilation of urban maps presents cartographers with a unique set of problems. This book examines some of the most challenging difficulties, including the question of how to represent large numbers of tightly packed features within a tiny area on a small-scale map.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433935183
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Understanding Maps of Our World
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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