How to Read a Map

How to Read a Map

by Melanie Waldron

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Overview

Maps are essential tools for understanding the world around us. Learning to read maps - both printed and online - is a core skill that forms the basis of social studies. This book explores the different types of features used on maps, explaining what they can show us and how to make sense of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410949066
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Let's Get Mapping!
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Melanie Waldron worked in children's publishing for many years before becoming a full-time author. She has written many non-fiction books for young people and specializes in science and geography topics.

Table of Contents

Marvelous Maps 4

A World of Maps 6

Layers of Information 8

Map Symbols 10

Which Way Is Up? 12

Shades of Color 14

Contour Lines 16

Map Scales 18

Finding the Distance 20

Lines of Latitude and Longitude 22

Pinpointing Positions 24

Using Maps 26

Get Mapping! 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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