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.
Yep, we know - this hasn't been a great year, but it has been extraordinary. Illustrated by Pete and Marianne Smith, this mug manages to capture so many different aspects of the year 2020, from elbow bumps and home-learning to sourdough baking, it's all here....
We’ve adapted this 1944 diagram that shows Evolution Emerging and the triumphant Procession of the Vertebrates. The original design was by D.F. Levett Bradley. The notebook features an elasticated pen holder at the side, a black ribbon pager marker, and a handy elastic closure/page holder. FSC certified...
This beautiful chart of trees comes from a late 19th-century teaching aid. This jigsaw is densely packed with vintage scientific images of trees, with each specimen identified by its scientific name at the bottom of the chart. Perfect for tree-loving puzzlers! 1,000 piece puzzle 55cm x 70cm Packaged...
Everyone should strive for this badge. We're super proud of those who can deservedly wear it. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled yellow and gold metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.