Designed for curriculum Key Stages 3 and GCSE (ages 12 to 16) this book has 3 separate sections: Basic Skills, Examination Skills and Life Skills. Emphasis is placed on developing mapping skills through exercises.
Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map – the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey’s history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It’s also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.
Author: Tim Meek
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Adult
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Childhood obesity is increasing year on year. Happiness and well-being levels in children are on the decline too. Children spend less time outside and more time in front of screens: computers, phones, games, television. 100 Family Adventures provides a valuable resource bank of tried and tested outdoor activities to enjoy with children, swapping 'screen time' for 'green time'. Particularly inspiring for people who want to get started, but don’t know how, the book shows how any family, anywhere in the country, can enjoy time together outdoors. Activities are grouped into themes: Woodland, Water, Close to Home, Hills and Mountains, Exploring, By the Sea, Extreme Weather. Within each section is a range in difficulty, from making a rope swing to scrambling up a stream, from spending a day without electricity to going on a charity bike ride, from exploring a rockpool to camping on an uninhabited island. Packed with inspiring photos, sensible but enthusiastic instructions from parents Tim and Kerry combine with remarks and advice (and jokes!) from children Amy and Ella. 'The adventure ambassadors our current generation of cotton-wool kids urgently need' Daily Telegraph
Author: Keith Gillard
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Map reading
This is a book designed for pupils of mixed age and ability to learn about maps. This introduction to map reading will give students the chance to grasp and consolidate basic map skills. Aimed at years 1-3 of secondary education, this book gives an initial grounding in the use of maps. Its step-by-step approach will be useful not only for lower ability groups, but also as a stretching and motivating introductory text across the ability range.
Building on the success of the first edition and using a colourful, simple layout, this best-selling, structured map skills course provides an introduction for young pupils to using and drawing maps and plans.
Prepare pupils for success in the ISEB Common Entrance Geography examination with this concise but authoritative Map Skills course. Endorsed by ISEB, this resource covers all essential skills required in using Ordnance Survey maps. It also provides teaching and practice in the use and interpretation of aerial photos alongside Ordnance Survey maps. - Provides a short introductory course covering all the necessary Ordnance Survey map skills including symbols, grid references, direction, scale, relief, drawing sketch maps and cross sections, using maps for decision making - Includes six map-based investigations - one for each theme from Common Entrance Geography: Geomorphological processes; Settlement; Weather and Climate; Economic Activities; Tectonic Processes; Environmental Issues - Includes an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map extract
Colour your way around Britain with this exclusive book in association with the Ordnance Survey. Based on the accurate maps of the Ordnance Survey, the colouring pages explore the coasts, towns, forests and countryside of England, Scotland and Wales. Includes detailed maps of cities and other places of interest such as Heathrow Airport. A great gift purchase for map and colouring enthusiasts alike.
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Color your way around Britain with this exclusive book in association with Ordnance Survey. Based on the accurate maps of Ordnance Survey, the coloring pages explore the coasts, towns, forests, and countryside of England, Scotland, and Wales. Includes detailed maps of cities and other places of interest such as Britain's most recognizable tourist and historical locations, plus a stunning gatefold of London.
Author: Clive Thomas
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Digital mapping
The new edition of this easy-to-use guide, updated by the experienced walker and outdoor navigation expert Clive Thomas, uses non-technical language to introduce you to choosing and using a GPS receiver to enhance leisure walking and to participate in geocaching. This fully updated edition uses the new Garmin eTrex 10 model to explain the basic principles and step-by-step functionality of using GPS or walking and geocaching. It includes everything you need to know, with expert tips, reliable advice, valuable information and practical guidance. The guide includes: how a GPS functions; how to navigate using a GPS; its practical uses when walking; and an extended chapter on how to geocache with your GPS. This is the perfect introduction to GPS, digital maps and geocaching.