Maps and Navigation

Maps and Navigation

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

Ancient navigators plotted their courses by reference to the position of the Sun or the stars. This book traces the development of pathfinding techniques form these early beginnings to modern radar and global positioning satellites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433935091
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
Understanding Maps of Our World Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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Table of Contents

The Changing Shape of the World 4

Introduction 6

Using the Stars 8

Early Navigation 10

On the Ocean 12

Early Charts 14

Legendary Voyages 16

Portolan Charts 20

Longitude 22

Captain Cook 24

Nautical Charts 26

Radar 28

Global Positioning 32

Navigating in the Air 36

Changes in the Air 38

Glossary 40

Further Reading and Web Sites 45

Index 47

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