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Maps and Exploration
     

Maps and Exploration

by Tim Cooke
 

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Maps tell us more than just how to find the way. They reveal how at 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

Overview

Maps tell us more than just how to find the way. They reveal how at 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

As explorers discovered new lands, the world seemed to grow and people developed a new interest in maps. This book documents the development of cartography (mapmaking) and examines some of the controversies that it caused.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433935121
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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