In this accessible and enlightening guide read about the history behind map-making. Learn how cartographers through the centuries developed their craft and established a language of maps which helps them to better represent our world and users to understand it – from map orientation, projections, typography and scale, to the use of colour, map symbols, ways of representing relief and the treatment of boundaries and place names.
Fully illustrated, it tells the story of how widely accepted mapping conventions originated and evolved, as well as charting how conventions have changed in response to new technologies and ever-changing mapping requirements, how symbols can be a matter of life or death, why universal acceptance of conventions can be difficult to achieve and how new mapping conventions are developing to meet the needs of modern cartography.
For hardcore cartography fans and for those who just about know where the map app is on their phone, this book is both informative and entertaining.
This brilliant notebook is also a passport to our satellite, with maps and a detailed passport information page. 64 lined page notebook with a card cover.Measures 12.5 x 9cm.
This eye-opening and stunningly illustrated book uses maps to show how geography shapes the history of the world - from the way that choices of world leaders are influenced by mountains and rivers, to why geography means that history is always repeating itself. An abridged...
Puzzle your way around Britain with hundreds of puzzles, conundrums, brainteasers, anagrams, code-breakers and navigational tests. Based on forty regional maps, and with four levels of difficulty so that all the family can play along, this is a celebration of Britain's diversity, history and landscapes....
Follow in the footsteps of fifty of the world's greatest explorers: discovering hidden routes, exploring geographical details and uncovering remarkable facts as you pit your wits against over a century of legendary exploration. Increasingly difficult puzzles sit alongside profiles of explorers and their expeditions, as...