for Mapping the World by Sylvia A. Johnson
From the Publisher
Today, cartographers use computers, satellites, and other tools of modern science to map the most remote regions of the earth, create maps of the ocean floor, and even explore distant planets. This partnership between science and cartography has provided a broader perspective on our place in the universe. The world is much larger and more complicated than people of the past could ever have imagined.
Through a fascinating collection of colorful maps and an informative, engaging text, "Mapping the World" encourages readers to think about how views of the world have changed over time. After reading it, budding cartographers might even be inspired to create maps of their own.