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Maps and Cities : Understanding Maps of Our World Series - Gareth Stevens Publishing

Maps and Cities

Understanding Maps of Our World Series

By: Gareth Stevens Publishing (Produced by)

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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. This book 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
  • meet curriculum standards for the Age of Exploration
  • Supplements maths standards for measurement and geometry

The Changing Shape of the Worldp. 4
Introductionp. 6
The First Citiesp. 8
Roman Mapsp. 10
East Asian Citiesp. 12
Early Modern Citiesp. 14
The View From Abovep. 16
Large-scale City Mapsp. 18
Height on Mapsp. 20
Mapping Diseasep. 22
Mapping Povertyp. 24
How Cities Growp. 26
Planning New Townsp. 30
Land Use in Citiesp. 32
Mass Transportationp. 36
Tourist Guidesp. 38
Glossaryp. 40
Further Reading and Web Sitesp. 45
Indexp. 47
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ISBN: 9781433935190
ISBN-10: 9781614282891
Series: 000395638
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 5 - 8
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st January 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.908 x 21.082  x 0.254
Weight (kg): 0.204