Mapping and navigation : explore the history and science of finding your way (Build It Yourself (Nomad)) (#0777JK7)

by Brown, Cynthia L; illustrated by Hetland, Beth

1 review or award | 1 full-text review

Hardcover Nomad Press, 2013
Price: USD 20.14
Description: v, 122 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Dewey: 912.09; Audience: Middle School; Reading Level: 8.1
LEX 1010L; GR V
From the publisher: Grades 3-7; Ages 9-12
From SLJ: Gr 4-7; read the full-text review


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Presents step-by-step instructions for creating historically related projects, as well as providing historical background, facts, biographies, and trivia about the various topics. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminte the topics, while Words to Know, highlighted and defined within the text, reinforce new vocabulary.

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"With 20 projects"--Front cover.;"Focus on science"--Back cover.;Includes bibliographical references (page 120) and index. Explores the history and science behind mapmaking and navigation, featuring illustrated, step-by-step instructions for twenty projects designed to help students learn about the mapmaking and navigation processes.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Series: Build it yourself series
  • Dewey: 912.09
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: v, 122 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • Tracings: McGinty, Patrick Michael, 1986- author. ; Hetland, Beth, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-61930-194-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61930-194-8
  • Follett Number: 0777JK7
  • Reading Level: 8.1
  • Audience: Middle School
  • Grades: 3-7
  • Ages: 9-12
  • School Library Journal: Gr 4-7
  • Lexile: 1010L
  • Guided Reading Level: V

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  • Library Media Connection, 05/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (November 1, 2013)
Gr 4-7-This overview covers the history of mapmaking and navigational techniques and shows the connections between the past and the present. Many pages contain information about modern inventions and tools, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Google Earth. Approximately 20 activities are provided, including how to replicate ancient sundials and compasses. Informational sidebars and "Words2Know" appear on most pages; terms are also defined in the glossary. Despite these features, students will not find this book easy to use or particularly appealing. The maps, diagrams, and illustrations are all done in gray scale and often do not assist with better understanding. Students without a background in geography will find the content complex. The book has many good ideas for teachers to implement, but it will have limited independent use by youngsters.-Caroline Geck, Camden Street School Library, Newark, NJ (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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