Using Climate Maps

9781512409505. ea vol: 40p. (Searchlight Books: What Do You Know about Maps?). ebook available. further reading. glossary. index. maps. photos. websites. Lerner. Sept. 2016. lib. ed. $30.65.
Gr 4–7—These volumes introduce readers to the wonder and value of maps. Their strongest elements are the well-chosen examples of different types of maps found in each. Each book defines a map type; summarizes its developmental history; discusses basic cartographic terms, such as scale, legend, and compass roses; and explains how it depicts important data with real-world applications. Chapters combine clear prose and examples on almost every page to describe and illustrate cartographic and informational concepts. A concluding "Are You a Whiz at…?" activity requires readers to use maps to complete several steps in order to plan a trip or adventure. Appealing photos of people and places are a plus.
Informative, accessible, and visually appealing primers on six types of maps. Each volume covers the map type's differentiating features and historical development, information, purpose, and usage; and a final section tests young readers' "map smarts." Color photos and map reproductions complement the texts, which make some challenging cartography concepts clear for young middle graders. "Fun Facts" appended. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. Review covers the following Searchlight Books: What Do You Know About Maps? titles: Using Climate Maps, Using Physical Maps, Using Political Maps, Using Economic and Resource Maps, Using Road Maps and GPS, and Using Topographic Maps.

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