Reading Maps

Overview

When was the compass invented?

Early compasses were first made centuries ago in China.

Inside, You'll Find:

How to use a map legend;

A timeline, maps, photos-and how the Internet has made using maps easier than ever;

Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Overview

When was the compass invented?

Early compasses were first made centuries ago in China.

Inside, You'll Find:

How to use a map legend;

A timeline, maps, photos-and how the Internet has made using maps easier than ever;

Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531262375
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: A True Book
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 362,580
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Making Sense of a Map: What are some common map elements? 7

2 Finding Direction: How do you orient a map to the real world? 11

3 Latitude and Longitude: Where does 0° latitude cross 0° longitude? 19

The Trouble with Longitude: Why was it important for John Harrison to invent a chronometer? 26

4 Reading the Legend: What kinds of information are found in a map's legend? 29

5 Online Maps: What makes online maps different from print maps? 37

True Statistics 44

Resources 45

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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