Where Am I?: The Story of Maps and Navigation

This is the fascinating story of how people began to chart the physical world and their place in it. Richly illustrated with meticulous drawings, it takes readers on a journey through the history of maps and navigation.

From Babylonia to Scandinavia, North America to China, Greece to Polynesia, ingenious methods and inventions will delight all those who marvel at man’s spirit of adventure and his ties to home. This interesting book includes answers to questions like the following: “If you want to find your place on earth, where must you look?” “Who were the first ancient mapmakers?” “What is the Chinese South-pointing Carriage?” “How did Christianity influence mapmaking?” and many more…