Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Walker, Robert. Mapping Our World series

Walker, Robert. Mapping Mountains.
Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark 2011 32p 28.50
978-1-60870-116-2 ms/jr Mountain mapping E-BNS Mapping Our World(MC)

Find out how maps of mountains are made and how to interpret them. Geography skills are made attractive in "Mapping Mountains."

Colorful double-paged spreads offer information about mountains, from how the landforms are created to undersea mountains through recreational activities requiring mountains. In addition to explaining how to use and interpret maps, the opening spread identifies the features on a map, including scale, key, compass rose, and lines of latitude and longitude.

Activities to reinforce the information in the text are provided including one to map lava flow and another to make an elevation map. The hands-on activities can be carried out using common household items.

Well written and informative text. Attractive and engaging layout. Geography has never been so appealing!
Welliver, Hilary

Walker, Robert. Mapping Towns and Cities
Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark 2011 32p 28.50
978-1-60870-120-9 elm/ms Maps - Cartography - Cities and Towns VG-BN Mapping Our World(MC)

A special book that teaches children how to find cities and towns on maps. Mapping is an essential tool all children need and here they will learn about maps, why we need to be able to learn to read a map and how we can draw our map of our town or our school. Mapping is an essential skill that has been needed since the beginning of time. In fact we read the history books we basically follow a map of the conquest the kings, and emperors did around the world. It may have been an error that led Christopher Columbus to misread the map and find the Americas instead of India. But without a map he would never have found his way back again to the Caribbean islands.
Mapping is very important in our lives without maps we can not find our way around anything. Maps point the way.
Mapping towns and cities shows us how to get around town by learning how to read schedules, direction, mall maps and even transportation maps. There a few activities to help the students understand how maps are made and give directions so that students can create their imaginary town where they would show streets, parks, houses and roads. Children will need help with some of the activities, although the book is for children the information could seem a little confusing and overwhelming but for an adult it may be exactly what they need.
Includes: Fun facts, maps, illustrations, four fun activities for adults and children. Glossary, Books, Websites and index. Diaz, Magna

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