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The Coast Mappers

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Publisher Comments:

In the mid-nineteenth century, little was known of the west coast and waterways. The ships that sailed those waters did so at a considerable risk, sometimes depending on only a school atlas to navigate and all too often crashing into the rocks. So the U.S. Coast Survey, whose purpose was to map every mile of American shoreline, commissioned George Davidson to chart all of the major points on the coast and all of the waterways in between. In this beautifully illustrated book, Taylor Morrison chronicles the challenges and adventures Davidson and his team faced and the methods they used to accomplish this monumental, and essential, task.

About the Author

Taylor Morrison pairs his artistic talent with extensive research to bring readers engaging nonfiction picturebooks. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has illustrated several books for children. He was born in Kansas, raised in Illinois, and now makes his home in Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618254088
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston Mass.
Author:
Morrison, Taylor
Subject:
General
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
History
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Surveying
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Transportation
Subject:
Pacific coast
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Cartography - Pacific Coast (U.S.) -
Subject:
Surveying - Pacific Coast (U.S.) - History -
Subject:
Nautical - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 3 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10.75 in
Age Level:
07-10

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Transportation » Nautical » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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