The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century

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The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century
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  • Judith A. Tyner PhD
Edition: 1
ISBN: 1462516483
Item Dimensions: 7.21 x 0.79 x 10.2 inches 0.0 pounds
Label: The Guilford Press
  • English (Published)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Unknown)
Manufacturer: The Guilford Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 237
Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches 1.55 pounds
Package Quantity: 1
Publication Date: 2014-09-22
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Studio: The Guilford Press
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Maps have power--they can instruct, make life easier, mislead, or even lie. This engaging text provides the tools to read, analyze, and use any kind of map and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Requiring no advanced math skills, the book presents basic concepts of symbolization, scale, coordinate systems, and projections. It gives students a deeper understanding of the types of maps they encounter every day, from turn-by-turn driving directions to the TV weather report. Readers also learn how to use multiple maps and imagery to analyze an area or region. The book includes 168 figures, among them 22 color plates; most of the figures can be downloaded as PowerPoint slides from the companion website. Appendices contain a glossary, recommended resources, a table of commonly used projections, and more.