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Maps and Measurement
     

Maps and Measurement

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 examines practical mapmaking. Among the important principles explained here are projection-the way in which mapmakers reproduce the features of the round Earth on flat paper-and how positions are fixed through coordinates of latitude and longitude.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433935039
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Understanding Maps of Our World
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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