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Children Map the World: Selections from the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition [Paperback]

Jacqueline Margaret Anderson , Jeet Atwal , Patrick Wiegard , Alberta Auringer Wood


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1 Jun 2005
This vibrant collection of children's work from the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition presents a retrospective selection of 100 maps submitted over the first decade of the competition. "Children Map the World" includes award-winning entries, runners-up, and additional maps that reflect core values in surprisingly subtle and complex expressions. The messages embedded in these maps and the honesty of these children's creations make them not only accessible but inspirational.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.,U.S. (1 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589481259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589481251
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,771,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jacqueline M. Anderson is an associate professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is the chair of the Cartography and Children Commission, International Cartographic Association. Jeet Atwal is a map specialist at Carleton University Library in Ottawa, Canada. Atwal is curator and webmaster of the Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition. Patrick Wiegand is a reader in geography education at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He is chair of the Cartography and Children Commission, International Cartographic Association. Alberta Auringer Wood is the acting associate university librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's in Newfoundland, Canada. She was vice president of the International Cartographic Association from 1999 to 2003.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The world seen by children 31 May 2008
By Maija Racevskis - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a magnificent book - a selection of maps submitted by children from around the world, aged 5 to 15, to the International Cartographic Association. Their dreams, interests, hopes and fears are interwoven into these poignant portrayals of our planet, its beauty, and its woes. Having been totally mesmerized by the copy I received, I immediately ordered five more, for each of my grandchildren, and for gifts. This is a book as much for adults as children, and my only regret is that it is a paperback. I will encourage the children to treat the book with love and care, because this is a keeper for life - mine, and my grandchildren's.
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