Where does Illinois end and Indiana begin? How do you know you are not entering Kentucky or Missouri instead? This informative look at political maps helps readers understand the symbols used for understanding political maps, including political borders and national and state capitals. Election maps and agricultural maps will also be explored as students analyze them for the information they provide. A follow-up activity leads students to make their own election map and write questions about it.
Zoom in and zoom out and take in the world from a new perspective. Examine the world from different angles and fresh perspectives in Zoom Encyclopedia. Captivating and clever, this brand new encylopedia focuses on the world in a unique way. With all subjects interconnected, you can zoom in and zoom out from one page to the next and see how everything is linked. Start your journey underground and watch the plants growing in the soil, then zoom out to a forest scene and meet a deer chewing grass on the forest floor. Imaginative images, close-ups, maps, graphs and infographics will keep you guessing as you move from page to page. You'll Zoom through tricky homework topics in no time with this incredible look-and-learn book. Now available in ebook(PDF) format.
Maps are an incredible source of information. They show us where we need to go, teach us about weather patterns and political differences across regions, and even help us avoid traffic jams. Drawing on both analog and digital mapping, this series will guide young readers through different maps used by both the general public and professionals. Simple text teaches students all about the special features of each map, its scale, legend, grids, and symbols, and how to read it. Before long, readers will be able to measure distance, recognize land features, and plan a route for their next trip.
As inherently spatial beings, our sense of space in cyberspace challenges all that is familiar in terms of our ability to define, organize, govern, and map social places. In The Political Mapping of Cyberspace, Jeremy Crampton shows that cyberspace is not the virtual reality we think it to be, but instead a rich geography of political practices and power relations. Using concepts and methods derived from the work of Michel Foucault, Crampton outlines a new mapping of cyberspace to help define the role of space in virtual worlds and to provide constructive ways in which humans can exist in another spatial dimension. He delineates the critical role maps play in constructing the medium as an object of knowledge and demonstrates that by processes of mapping we come to understand cyberspace. Maps, he argues, shape political thinking about cyberspace, and he deploys in-depth case studies of crime mapping, security maintenance, and geo-surveillance to show how we map ourselves onto cyberspace, inexorably, and indelibly. Offering a powerful reinterpretation of technology and contemporary life, this innovative book will be an essential touchstone for the study of cartography and cyberspace in the twenty-first century.
The ins, the outs, and all about the iPad—in full color! With its ease of use and ultraportability, the incredible iPad is quickly become a favorite of power and business users alike. Veteran author Nancy Muir escorts you through the functions, features, and capabilities of the iPad. The straightforward-but-fun For Dummies approach starts with tips for synching your computer, setting up e-mail, and obtaining new apps and e-books. The minibooks then progress to connecting with WiFi and 3G, using maps, getting your e-mail while on the road, buying and downloading content, reading e-books, and using your iPad as remote desktop computer from anywhere in the world. You'll go beyond the basics with tips for using the calendar, managing contacts, and maximizing your use of apps. Contains six minibooks that cover everything from the basics of getting started to the intricacies of sifting through and finding the best apps for business, travel, education, news, financial, and entertainment purposes Shows you how to use iWork and other productivity apps to dress up your documents, create stellar spreadsheets, make powerful presentations, and maintain your schedule on the go Walks you through connecting with WiFi and 3G; using maps for getting directions, finding restaurants, and locating hotels; and getting e-mail while on the road Encourages you to get organized with using Notes, keep track of your schedule with the calendar app, and manage contacts Includes information on finding and downloading content just for fun, too, like music, videos, movies, e-books, games, apps, and more iPad All-in-One For Dummies helps you discover the possibilities of your iPad.
Which state is south of Maryland and north of North Carolina? How many states border California? How many countries are there in South America? As students read this book, they'll gain a better understanding of the locations of countries of the world. Using a map legend, they'll identify state and country capitals and other cities. They'll see how various landforms create natural borders. After comparing political maps of the United States at different times, students will be able to explain how the country grew. An activity concludes the book to help readers apply what they've learned.