There's a Map on My Lap!

All About Maps
Author: Tish Rabe
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0593126769
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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The Cat in the Hat introduces beginning readers to maps–the different kinds (city, state, world, topographic, temperature, terrain, etc.); their formats (flat, globe, atlas, puzzle); the tools we use to read them (symbols, scales, grids, compasses); and funny facts about the places they show us (“Michigan looks like a scarf and a mitten! Louisiana looks like a chair you can sit in!”).

All about Maps and Mapmaking


Author: Susan Marsh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cartography
Page: 143
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Grades 5-8.

All about Maps


Author: Sandu Publishing
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
ISBN: 9781584236269
Category: Design
Page: 240
View: 9723
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Graphic designers and illustrators are todays cartographers, charting lands real and mythic, from gorgeous renderings in the fields of travel and recreation to stylized representations of the worlds of our favorite games or fantasy series. Tangible or virtual, maps have the singular ability to show us our place in the world, from where we are to where we are going. At the same time, they can convey information in a graphic way that enhances our experience of those places through creative embellishment. Some include infographics, which elevate their functionality, while others offer beautiful simplicity, incorporating stunning artwork more appropriate for gallery walls. Whereas the mapmakers of previous centuries used their abilities on limiting the unknown, todays pioneering designers are focused on showing us what is possible.

All about Maps (Set)


Author: N.A
Publisher: Child's World
ISBN: 9781503834361
Category:
Page: N.A
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In the age of GPS and navigation services, kids have less exposure to traditional maps. This series breaks down different types of maps and how to read and understand them for the youngest learners. Each title highlights how to use different maps in daily life while teaching about the special uses of different maps. Labeled infographics highlight different parts of the maps for increased understanding. A 'Did You Know?' section tests comprehension. This series is perfect for young explorers. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

All about Maps


Author: Catherine Chambers,David Cockcroft
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780531144718
Category: Maps
Page: 32
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Discusses how and why we use maps and examines the many different forms that they can take.

All About Road Maps and GPS


Author: Barbara M. Linde
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1538232685
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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What highways go from Maine to Florida? What's the distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco? How do I get to my friend's house? How does GPS work? As readers enjoy this volume, they will find answers to these questions and more. Readers learn to use the map key to identify different types of roads. They'll plan routes for long and short trips, calculating distances with the scale of miles. After studying diagrams of the GPS, they will give a basic explanation of how it works.

How Maps Change Things


Author: Ward L. Kaiser
Publisher: New Internationalist Public
ISBN: 1876998083
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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March 5th 2012 marks the 500th birthday of map-maker Gerhard Kremer, aka Mercator. There are many wishing the Flemish map maker well! From blogs to books the man who has shaped for many our world view is celebrated as often as vilified.Four centuries later, Arno Peters created what many see as a fair view of our world, but others see as a distorted or misleading map! Across the centuries it is maps that link these men and their impact on current human activity.This landmark book - How Maps Change Things: A Conversation About the Maps We Choose and the World We Want - looks at maps by these two men and others. This examination goes beyond maps as nouns, as tactile objects that show locations and distances. "Maps are verbs ... don't be fooled" we are told at the outset of How Maps Change Things. The book examines maps as change agents, reflecting intentions and setting agendas, stating who has what, and who has not. What are the messages sent by maps? What were Mercator, Peters and other map makers setting out to do with each of their creations?Ward Kaiser, author, publisher, pastor, and historian was instrumental in bringing the Peters Equal Area Map to North America. He has been leading the discussion of what maps mean and the power of maps in framing human activities.In How Maps Change Things Kaiser takes a passionate view of how maps illustrate and influence the significant paths humans pursue. Rather than looking for definitive answers, Kaiser focuses on asking thought-provoking questions. "What does our world, through the view of maps, really look like and what does the perspective (or frame of reference or bias) of the viewer mean to the map and its view? Are all maps simply propaganda for the hidden agenda of the map-maker? What is the world we get and what is the world we want ... and who cares and why?"Kaiser has stimulated an impressive and important conversation.

Teaching New Literacies in Grades K-3

Resources for 21st-Century Classrooms
Author: Barbara Moss,Diane Lapp
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606234994
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 321
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Even the youngest readers and writers in today’s classrooms can benefit enormously from engagement with a wide range of traditional and nontraditional texts. This teacher-friendly handbook is packed with creative strategies for introducing K–3 students to fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal texts; hip-hop; advertisements; math problems; and many other types of texts. Prominent authorities explain the research base underlying the book’s 23 complete lessons and provide practical activities and assessments for promoting decoding, fluency, comprehension, and other key literacy skills. Snapshots of diverse classrooms bring the material to life; helpful reproducibles are included.

How to Read a Map


Author: Melanie Waldron
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406249254
Category: Map reading
Page: 32
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Maps are essential tools for understanding the world around us. Learning to read maps - both printed and online - is a core skill that forms the basis of social studies. This book explores the different types of features used on maps, explaining what they can show us and how to make sense of them.

Mapping Communities


Author: Melanie Waldron
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406249262
Category: Communities
Page: 32
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Describes for young readers how maps of their community are created, and what they are used for.

It's All About Tomorrow


Author: N.A
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434940942
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Power of Maps


Author: Denis Wood,John Fels
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898624939
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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This volume ventures into terrain where even the most sophisticated map fails to lead--through the mapmaker's bias. Denis Wood shows how maps are not impartial reference objects, but rather instruments of communication, persuasion, and power. Like paintings, they express a point of view. By connecting us to a reality that could not exist in the absence of maps--a world of property lines and voting rights, taxation districts and enterprise zones--they embody and project the interests of their creators. Sampling the scope of maps available today, illustrations include Peter Gould's AIDS map, Tom Van Sant's map of the earth, U.S. Geological Survey maps, and a child's drawing of the world. THE POWER OF MAPS was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design.

All About Coffee


Author: William Harrison Ukers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Coffee
Page: 796
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This lengthy volume includes color illustrations of coffee plants and covers topics from coffee history in Western Europe and London coffee houses to the chemistry of the coffee bean.

All About Cake

A Milk Bar Cookbook
Author: Christina Tosi
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0451499530
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Welcome to the sugar-fueled, manically creative cake universe of Christina Tosi. It’s a universe of ooey-gooey banana-chocolate-peanut butter cakes you make in a crockpot, of layer cakes that taste like Key lime pie, and the most baller birthday cake ever. From her home kitchen to the creations of her beloved Milk Bar, All About Cake covers everything: two-minute microwave mug cakes, buttery Bundts and pounds, her famous cake truffles and, of course, her signature naked layer cakes filled with pops of flavors and textures. But more than just a collection of Christina’s greatest-hits recipes (c’mon, like that’s not enough?) this book will be your guide for how to dream up and make cakes of any flavor you can think of, whether you’re a kitchen rookie or a full-fledged baking hardbody.

Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g


Author: Ravikanth Kothuri,Albert Godfrind,Euro Beinat
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143020446X
Category: Computers
Page: 787
View: 748
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Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g shows you how to take advantage of Oracle Database's built-in feature set for working with location-based data. The book addresses the special nature of spatial data and its role in professional and consumer applications. It also details issues in spatial data management and covers how spatial information is used to understand business and support decisions, to manage customer relations, and to better serve private and corporate users. When you read this book, you're learning from the very best, the authors are key players on the team that develops the Oracle Spatial feature set.

All About Love

New Visions
Author: bell hooks
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062862170
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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THE ACCLAIMED FIRST VOLUME IN HER "LOVE SONG TO THE NATION" “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness. As Bell Hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.

All About Chinese Dragons


Author: Roy Bates
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435703227
Category: Animals, Mythical
Page: 117
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All about Faces!


Author: La Zoo
Publisher: Seven Footer Press
ISBN: 9781934734063
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 28
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Bold illustrations enhance this fun-filled introduction to the different features of the face, the way it is used to communicate with others, and the transformations it can undergo from one moment to the next, based on the actions and feelings of its owner.