Tools of Navigation A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Finding Your Way by Rachel Dickinson

Tools of Navigation A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Finding Your Way

Written by Rachel Dickinson
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Tools of Navigation A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Finding Your Way by Rachel Dickinson

Children will learn all about inventions: their inventors, the way they changed history, and their evolution over centuries, through the activities and anecdotes provided in this interactive series. Travel through the past and into the future to explore the history of human navigation, from the crude maps of early explorers to the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) of today. This guide to learning about geography, trade routes over land and sea, and navigational tools and people who used them, is supplemented with 15 hands-on projects and educational activities to expand world view and build navigational confidence.


Excellent resource for an inquiry learning format. -- Gifted Education News Will provide you with skills and inspiration. -- Voyaging A delightful exploration of how humans through the ages have...sought to depict and measure the world. -- The Why Files: Science Behind the News A remarkable account of navigation and the problems presented to the early sailors. --Ted Jones, commodore of the Joshua Slocum Society This book has it all: history, science, math, inventions, vocabulary, art, diversity, and laughs! -- Cousteau Kids Lively text ... a handy resource. -- VOYA Magazine Information-packed resources. -- Curriculum Connections (School Library Journal supplement) This delightful mix of science, history, and adventure makes the perfect basis for a unit study on navigation or as an adjunct to a unit on exploration. --Eclectic Homeschool Online

About the Author

Rachel Dickinson is a travel, nature, and science writer whose articles have been published in such magazines as Audubon, The Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic Traveler, and U.S.A. Weekend. She is the author of The Witch's Handbook. She lives in Freeville, New York.

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160 pages


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Publication date

1st July 2005



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