Mapping and Navigation Explore the History and Science of Finding Your Way with 25 Projects by Cynthia Light Brown

Mapping and Navigation Explore the History and Science of Finding Your Way with 25 Projects

Written by Cynthia Light Brown
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Mapping and Navigation Explore the History and Science of Finding Your Way with 25 Projects by Cynthia Light Brown

Whether mapping the solar system or mapping their own backyard, young readers will be able to understand mapping technologies and see the world in new and exciting ways with this interactive, educational book. Detailing how ancient map-making techniques used by the Romans and Greeks have influenced the satellite and GPS technologies used today, this book shows how the history of map-making is full of remarkable characters who charted the unknown with an ever-changing set of tools. From studying ancient maps and charting the seas and skies to exploring deep-sea volcanoes and discovering new planets and stars, this resource explains mapping and navigational ideas through hands-on experiments and an assortment of interesting facts.


This excellent little book about the geology of the Pacific Northwest makes learning Earth science both fun and practical. --National Science Teachers Associations on Geology of the Pacific Northwest Another in the really informative and engaging Build It Yourself nonfiction activity series. Interesting did you know boxes, sidebars, and illustrations complement the 15 thought-provoking activities. Enjoy! -- DIG magazine on Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West Chemistry experiments in the kitchen! From mysterious oobleck to soda rockets, this book is the greatest fun. I can't wait to try some of these experiments. The grandchildren? They will have to wait. --Roald Hoffmann, 1981 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry on Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself

About the Author

Cynthia Light Brown is the author of Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, Discover National Monuments, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Geology of the Desert Southwest, and Geology of the Pacific Northwest. She is a founding partner and vice president of Clover Leaf Environmental Solutions with 21 years of experience as an environmental consultant specializing in pollution prevention, toxicology, and risk assessment. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beth Hetland has an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies and is an illustrator of comics. She lives in Chicago.

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128 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2013



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