Ever wonder what crops grow in North Carolina? Or which state park is nearest to your home? Economic and resource maps show what natural resources are in a place and how people in that place earn money. They can also include data about industries. But how do you use these maps? And what goes into the process of creating them? Listen to become a map whiz!
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"These volumes introduce readers to the wonder and value of maps. Their strongest elements are the well-chosen examples of different types of maps found in each. Each book defines a map type; summarizes its developmental history; discusses basic cartographic terms, such as scale, legend, and compass roses; and explains how it depicts important data with real-world applications. Chapters combine clear prose and examples on almost every page to describe and illustrate cartographic and informational concepts. A concluding 'Are You a Whiz at...?' activity requires readers to use maps to complete several steps in order to plan a trip or adventure. Appealing photos of people and places are a plus. VERDICT: A recommended series to help students appreciate the language and importance of maps." (School Library Journal, Series Made Simple)