We are homeschoolers who bought this book along with Geography Crafts for Kids and the Complete Book of Geography to use as our geography curriculum. This book has a lot of advanced concepts and activities based on CARTOGRAPHY, it is not meant for teaching political maps (like specific countries, rivers, geographical features). I chose this book because it is thorough, teaches maps in an interesting and meaningful way, and is activity based. Perhaps the best part is that I am learning along side my kiddo, in a subject that I would not typically find very interesting! There are a couple of paragraphs of information about the concepts explored by each project, and it is generally enough but we have also supplemented with library books. It is recommended for ages 11 and up, but my kiddo is an advanced 9 year old. There are a couple of projects in this book that we will probably skip or save for when he is older. I would say this book would work great for ages 8 and up but plan on adult supervision/collaboration. There are certainly activities that even younger siblings could participate in. The book is thin, but it is still chock full of great ideas. If you are a homeschooler, I could see this book taking at least an entire semester. Since there is no "look inside" Ill list some of the activities: Scale drawings, Grid drawings, Symbols, Contour maps, mapping sea and sky, city maps, latitude and longitude, early maps, route maps, surveying, plotting, making your own maps, 3d maps. Great book!