How to Read a Map
How to Read a Map
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Annotation: Provides the reader with the skills necessary to read all kinds of maps.
Genre: Geography
Catalog Number: #72307
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Publisher: Heinemann Library
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition Date: 2013
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-410-94899-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-410-94899-1
Dewey: 912.01
LCCN: 2012008416
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
Despite society's growing reliance on GPS systems, the attractive Let's Get Mapping! series emphasizes this still important life skill. Large full-color photos and, of course, maps galore complement the accessible text. How to Read a Map identifies and describes such map components as titles, symbols, a compass rose, contour lines, and latitude and longitude. It explains various ways to read maps, such as using bar scales to determine distance and grid lines to pinpoint positions. Sidebars across the series offer interesting map-related facts, such as how a map was used to track down the source of a cholera epidemic in the 1800s, while a concluding activity reinforces comprehension. These useful books will keep students pointed in the right direction.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Word Count: 2,400
Reading Level: 4.9
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 155727 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 850L

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.


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