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Lives of Mapmakers

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Published by Carnegie-Mellon University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Short Stories (single author),
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesCarnegie Mellon University Press Series in Fiction
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8199439M
ISBN 100887484514
ISBN 109780887484513
OCLC/WorldCa69420000

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Chapter One A Sunday in Today the Ecuadorian village of Cajabamba, which is about miles south of Quito, is a place of little note. The Andean town stretches for a mile or so along the Pan American Highway, and most of the activity in the village centers on the bus stop, where vendors are lined up selling a mix of fruit, corn-on-the-cob, soup, and roasted meats.   Parents need to know that The Glass Sentence is the first book in the Mapmakers trilogy. Publishers are marketing this book to ages 10 and up. Although the maturity of the content is about right for the age, this story is pretty complex; readers 12 and up are more likely to stick with it.4/5. mapmakers who led the campaign for mathematically correct maps free of unscientific mythology. if he ever made maps, he wrote a book describing how to map the earth their lives at Perhaps more than just me. I feel so trapped now. I harbor no ill feelings towards my Franciscan brothers. The Mapmakers Trilogy Series S. E. Grove In , the Great Disruption took place, and the world’s continents were suddenly transported to different time periods. Now, almost one hundred years later, year-old Sophia Tims—daughter of long-lost explorers, and niece of the foremost cartologer in Boston—must venture beyond the New England that she knows, crossing the world on a search for.