Understanding Maps of Our World: Maps and Mapping the World

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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

This book charts the history of maps of the world and the known universe. It shows that, in general, the higher the mapmaker's position, the more accurate the map. But it also demonstrates that maps have always had to represent areas, such as the ocean floors, that cannot be seen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433934988
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Understanding Maps of Our World Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Changing Shape of the World 4

Introduction 6

The Earth from Space 8

Zooming in 10

That's My Desk! 12

Photographs and Maps 14

Generally Speaking 16

Making Symbols 18

Material for Maps 20

The Earliest Maps 22

Explaining the Universe 24

Ancient Civilization 28

Maps in 3-D 32

Mapping the Invisible 36

Your Worldview 38

Glossary 40

Further Reading and Web Sites 45

Index 47

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