Measuring the World

With easy-to-read text and full-color photos, this book discusses a variety of the techniques and technologies used for collecting map data, including surveying, aerial photography, satellite imaging, GPS, and GIS. It also introduces readers to thematic maps and reference maps. Readers will gain an understanding of cartography and the various professionals who help us understand maps. A graphic timeline identifies surveying tools, from the Gunter's chain and transit to the modern-day total stations. Colorful maps and diagrams highlight the text and simplify elevated concepts, such as triangulation. Informative sidebars, bold glossary terms, and an index enhance the engaging text and graphics.

Format Price Qty
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 526.9
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Guided Reading Level T
Copyright 2008
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Imprint Checkerboard Library
ISBN 9781599289526
Format Reinforced Hardcover