Table of Contents for Reading Maps


1 Making Sense of a Map
What are some common map elements?
7(4)
2 Finding Direction
How do you orient a map to the real world?
11(8)
3 Latitude and Longitude
Where does o° latitude cross o° longitude?
19(7)
THE BIG TRUTH
The Trouble with Longitude
Why was it important for John Harrison to invent a chronometer?
26(3)
4 Reading the Legend
What kinds of information are found in a map's legend?
29(8)
5 Online Maps
What makes online maps different from print maps?
37(7)
True Statistics 44(1)
Resources 45(1)
Important Words 46(1)
Index 47(1)
About the Author 48