Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
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ISBN10: 
1569763445
ISBN13: 
9781569763445
Pages: 
144
Published: 
August 1st 2011 by Chicago Review Press
Rating: 
4.07

As soon as early humans began to scratch images on cave walls, they began to create maps. And while these first drawings were used to find hunting grounds or avoid danger, they later developed into far more complex navigational tools. Charting the World tells the fascinating history of maps and mapmaking, navigators and explorers, and the ways that technology has enhanc

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