Understanding Maps of Our World

This series explores all kinds of maps, from city maps to maps of exploration, government maps, navigation maps, and more. Students are introduced to the history of cartography, its importance in different cultures, and the techniques of map making. Each book focuses on a different aspect of mapping and map use, and incorporates numerous photographs and drawings to help students understand the concepts. The series clearly shows the blending of science and art in map making, the impact of newer technology on mapping, and the need for a basic understanding of math in the creation and study of maps. Colorful and engaging, these paperback books are about 48 pages in length. - Zach

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