The Maps Book by Lonely Planet Kids
Wow-factor maps, astounding historic photographs and lively text make this incredible map book the ultimate gift for kids - and grown ups too. Insightful case studies including Winston Churchill's Map Room and John Snow's groundbreaking 1854 cholera map will fascinate readers and aid learning; while unusual maps of the night sky, wildlife, populations, time-zones and even famous maps from literature and video games show the full breadth of the many mind-blowing maps in existence.
Inside The Maps Book :
- An exciting journey through the history of maps including ancient maps, the first ever world map, the mapping of the world wars and beyond
-Vibrant artwork, unusual maps, historic photos and engaging textbring the world of maps to life
-Fascinating case studies aid learning and comprehension
-Revolutionary modern mapsexplained in detail covering GPS, online maps, streetview, 3D mapping, magnetic-field maps, map apps on phones, flight radar maps and other uses of modern cartography
-Making maps, using mapping toolsand understanding more about the equipment cartographers use to create and design maps
-How to read a mapincluding longitude and latitude, grid lines, contour lines, symbols and keys as well as directions for using a compass - plus how to make your own map
-Full-breadth of maps and their purposessuch as political maps, infographic maps, transport maps, city maps, weather maps, topographic maps, geological maps, population maps, archaeology maps and mapping the natural world including climate change
-Unique and quirky mapsincluding maps from beloved books, board game maps and mapping in best-selling video games
The Maps Book is the latest in Lonely Planet Kids' The Fact Book series following on from The Travel Book, The Cities Book, The Big Earth Book, The Animal Book, The Flags Book, The Oceans Book, The Dinosaur Book and The Weather Book . Written by British author and archaeologist, Jo Bourne, this definitive guide to maps will keep curious minds engaged as they take a deep dive into the amazing world of cartography.