Maps Today

Maps Today

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

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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

While printed maps are still widely used, modern technology has created a vast range of new ways of presenting geographical information. This book looks at some of the most exciting recent developments, including computer-generated maps and three-dimensional simulations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433935213
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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