The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories

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The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories [PDF / Epub] ☂ The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories By Val Ross – Polishdarling.co.uk Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian children s non fictionHonor Book for the Society of School Librarians International s Best Book Award Social Studies, Grades Shortlisted for the Children Winner of theNorma to There: MOBI · Fleck Award for Canadian children s non fictionHonor Book for the Society of School Librarians International s Best Book Award Social Studies, GradesShortlisted for the Children s Literature Roundtable Information Book of the Year winner of the Mr Christie s Book Award SealShortlisted for theNorma Fleck Award for Canadian Children s Non fictionIncluded on VOYA s ninth annual Nonfiction Honor ListSelected for inclusion in CCBC Choices the best of the year list published by the Cooperative Children s Book center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin MadisonNamed Notable Book by the The Road ePUB Ù International Reading Association s Children s Book Award in the intermediate nonfiction category Road maps sailor s charts quilts songlines gilded parchment covered with jewel like colors computer printouts to guide us through the strange, vast, beautiful, and mysterious frontiers of the world of maps, Val Ross presents the men and women who made themHere are some of the unexpected stories of history s great mapmakers the fraud artists who deliberately distorted maps for political gain, Captain Cook, the slaves on the run who found their way thanks to specially pieced quilts, the woman who mapped London s streets, Road to There: eBook ¸ princes, doctors, and warriors These are the people who helped us chart our way in the world, under the sea, and on to the starsWith reproductions of some of the most important maps in history, this extraordinary book, packed with information, is as fascinating and suspenseful as a novel.


10 thoughts on “The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories

  1. Sesana Sesana says:

    I like middle grade and YA history, because the focus is often tight This one in particular covers just a few mapmakers, and how they made the maps that made them famous The stories are really very interesting I think my favorite was about the man who posed as a Buddhist pilgrim and used his modified rosary beads as surveying equipment Unfortunately, one throwaway comment left me concerned about the veracity of the book as a whole Ross mentioned an ancient Chinese ship that had watertight I like middle grade and YA history, because the focus is often tight This one in particular covers just a few mapmakers, and how they made the maps that made them famous The stories are really very interesting I think my favorite was about the man who posed as a Buddhist pilgrim and used his modified rosary beads as surveying equipment Unfortunately, one throwaway comment left me concerned about the veracity of the book as a whole Ross mentioned an ancient Chinese ship that had watertight compartments as insurance against sinking, then added that the Titanic would have been better off to have the same But anybody who watched at least the first half hour of Titanic that is, everybody in the English speaking world over the age of ten knows that the Titanic did have watertight compartments It doesn t discount the book as a whole, of course, but it s such a simple error that it does cause concern


  2. Sereen Sereen says:

    This is a great book I really enjoyed it It s a SUPER fun book that teaches you history You don t get that a lot In this book, you can read all about Mapmakers and their stories, no kidding It s fun and educational, and you won t forget ANY information after It stays with you This is a great book Adults can enjoy this Middle School YA book as well


  3. Drinnon D Drinnon D says:

    so far it s ok it doesn t have me excited to read it, but I can read it like I said its ok.


  4. Paula Paula says:

    Loved this Interesting stories of the explorers A little bit of map life philosophy to wrap up each chapter Sidebars to explain technology sideways bits of relevance Mapping earth, sea, air, space in varied spots in history My only complaint was that the illustrations couldn t be bigger Loved this Interesting stories of the explorers A little bit of map life philosophy to wrap up each chapter Sidebars to explain technology sideways bits of relevance Mapping earth, sea, air, space in varied spots in history My only complaint was that the illustrations couldn t be bigger


  5. Clarica Clarica says:

    I had to smile when, in one of the authors notes, they spoke of creating their own, imaginary maps I have done the same thing, sometimes designing imaginary cities More historical, with lots of dates and names swimming around, but it was quite interesting for me Gives a nice summary of the story of the maps development, as well as some background in the life of the mapmaker s.


  6. Lily Lily says:

    I love this book It taught me a lot about how our world was mapped 5 stars


  7. Laura Bang Laura Bang says:

    So many fascinating stories about the history of cartography Really well done.


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10 thoughts on “The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories

  1. Sesana Sesana says:

    I like middle grade and YA history, because the focus is often tight This one in particular covers just a few mapmakers, and how they made the maps that made them famous The stories are really very interesting I think my favorite was about the man who posed as a Buddhist pilgrim and used his modified rosary beads as surveying equipment Unfortunately, one throwaway comment left me concerned about the veracity of the book as a whole Ross mentioned an ancient Chinese ship that had watertight I like middle grade and YA history, because the focus is often tight This one in particular covers just a few mapmakers, and how they made the maps that made them famous The stories are really very interesting I think my favorite was about the man who posed as a Buddhist pilgrim and used his modified rosary beads as surveying equipment Unfortunately, one throwaway comment left me concerned about the veracity of the book as a whole Ross mentioned an ancient Chinese ship that had watertight compartments as insurance against sinking, then added that the Titanic would have been better off to have the same But anybody who watched at least the first half hour of Titanic that is, everybody in the English speaking world over the age of ten knows that the Titanic did have watertight compartments It doesn t discount the book as a whole, of course, but it s such a simple error that it does cause concern


  2. Sereen Sereen says:

    This is a great book I really enjoyed it It s a SUPER fun book that teaches you history You don t get that a lot In this book, you can read all about Mapmakers and their stories, no kidding It s fun and educational, and you won t forget ANY information after It stays with you This is a great book Adults can enjoy this Middle School YA book as well


  3. Drinnon D Drinnon D says:

    so far it s ok it doesn t have me excited to read it, but I can read it like I said its ok.


  4. Paula Paula says:

    Loved this Interesting stories of the explorers A little bit of map life philosophy to wrap up each chapter Sidebars to explain technology sideways bits of relevance Mapping earth, sea, air, space in varied spots in history My only complaint was that the illustrations couldn t be bigger Loved this Interesting stories of the explorers A little bit of map life philosophy to wrap up each chapter Sidebars to explain technology sideways bits of relevance Mapping earth, sea, air, space in varied spots in history My only complaint was that the illustrations couldn t be bigger


  5. Clarica Clarica says:

    I had to smile when, in one of the authors notes, they spoke of creating their own, imaginary maps I have done the same thing, sometimes designing imaginary cities More historical, with lots of dates and names swimming around, but it was quite interesting for me Gives a nice summary of the story of the maps development, as well as some background in the life of the mapmaker s.


  6. Lily Lily says:

    I love this book It taught me a lot about how our world was mapped 5 stars


  7. Laura Bang Laura Bang says:

    So many fascinating stories about the history of cartography Really well done.


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