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Understanding place : GIS and mapping across the curriculum

Author: Diana Stuart Sinton; Jennifer J Lund
Publisher: Redlands, Calif. : ESRI Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Geographic information system (GIS) software is a powerful tool for teaching and learning, one that enriches traditional classrooms in a surprising number of subjects. In Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping across the Curriculum, edited by Diana Stuart Sinton and Jennifer J. Lund, educators describe GIS-based teaching, learning, analysis, and research across the range of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Stuart Sinton; Jennifer J Lund
ISBN: 9781589481497 1589481496
OCLC Number: 70866933
Description: xviii, 282 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Thinking with maps / Jennifer J. Lund and Diana Stuart Sinton --
What is GIS? : a very brief description for the newly curious / Diana Stuart Sinton and Jennifer J. Lund --
Critical and creative visual thinking / Jennifer J. Lund and Diana Stuart Sinton --
About that G in GIS / Diana Stuart Sinton and Sarah Witham Bednarz --
Finding narratives of time and space / David J. Staley --
Mapping and quantitative reasoning / Jennifer J. Lund --
Campus-community collaborations : integrating partnerships, service learning, mapping and GIS / Melissa Kesler Gilbert and John B. Krygier --
Expanding the social sciences with mapping and GIS / Donald G. Janelle --
Sociology : surprise and discovery exploring social diversity / John Grady --
Economics : exploring spatial patterns from the global to the local / James Booker --
Anthropology : mapping Guinea savanna ecology in Sierra Leone / A. Endre Nyerges with Daniel M. Saman and Laura B. Whitaker --
Political science : redistricting for justice and power / Mark Rush and John Blackburn --
Urban studies : assessing neighborhood change with GIS / Christine Drennon --
Classical archaeology : building a GIS of the ancient Mediterranean / Pedar W. Foss and Rebecca K. Schindler --
Teaching the natural sciences with GIS / Diana Stuart Sinton --
Biology : spatial investigations of populations and landscapes / M. Siobhan Fennessy, E. Raymond Heithaus, and Robert A. Mauck --
Environmental studies : interdisciplinary research on Maine lakes / Philip J. Nyhus [and others] --
Chemistry and environmental science : investigating soil erosion and deposition in the lab and field / Karl Korfmacher, Brigitte Ramos, and Shelie Miller --
Geology : long-term hydrologic impacts of land-use change / Suresh Muthukrishnan --
GIS and spatial thinking in the arts, humanities, and languages / Jennifer J. Lund --
Foreign language and sociology : exploring French society and culture / Joel Goldfield and Kurt Schlichting --
Historical geography : mapping our architectural heritage / Robert Summerby-Murray --
Religious studies : exploring pluralism and diversity / Patrice C. Brodeur and Beverly A. Chomiak --
Musicology : mapping music and musicians / Jennifer J. Lund.
Responsibility: Diana Stuart Sinton and Jennifer J. Lund.
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Suitable for teachers who wish to deepen student involvement by using GIS technology to analyze and visualize information, this title describes GIS-based teaching, learning, and research across the  Read more...

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