The Coast Mappers

The Coast Mappers

by Taylor Morrison

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The Coast Mappers by Taylor Morrison

In the mid-nineteenth century, little was known of the west coast and waterways. The ships that sailed those waters did so at a considerable risk, sometimes depending on only a school atlas to navigate and all too often crashing into the rocks. So the U.S. Coast Survey, whose purpose was to map every mile of American shoreline, commissioned George Davidson to chart all of the major points on the coast and all of the waterways in between. In this beautifully illustrated book, Taylor Morrison chronicles the challenges and adventures Davidson and his team faced and the methods they used to accomplish this monumental, and essential, task.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547345840
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 22 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Taylor Morrison pairs his artistic talent with extensive research to bring readers engaging nonfiction picturebooks. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has illustrated several books for children. He was born in Kansas, raised in Illinois, and now makes his home in Oregon.

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