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Exploring Water Resources GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0534391567

ISBN-13: 9780534391560

Edition: 2003

Authors: Christian J. Schaller, Larry P. Kendall, C. Scott Walker, Michelle K. Hall

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The popularity of geographic information system (GIS) software as a tool in the social and physical sciences is growing rapidly. These three modular investigation guides let even novice users tap the power of ArcView GIS to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. Carefully designed and class tested, the guides emphasize the visualization, analysis, and multimedia integration capabilities inherent to GIS, while minimizing the need to master a complex software package. Exploring Water Resources make the nuts and bolts of using ArcView GIS transparent to your students. By focusing on teaching with GIS rather than teaching about it, you can incorporate GIS easily into homework,…    
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Book details

List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 10/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Michelle Hall and The SAGUARO Project team have developed a series of four GIS INVESTIGATIONS over the course of the last few years. These materials have been extensively class-tested at both the college and high-school level using funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Introduction
Thinking scientifically
Planning to learn
GIS made easier
Using these materials
Rounding
Getting started
What you need to know
Minimum system requirements
Macintosh software installation
Using ArcView GIS for Macintosh
Windows software installation
Using ArcView GIS for Windows
Accessing the module data
ArcView troubleshooting
Updates and resources
Global Water Reservoirs
Global water sources
Measuring global water
Utilizing global water reservoirs
What if the ice caps melted?
Comparing major reservoirs
The Renewable Resource
Too little, too much
Global precipitation patterns
Moving air and water
U.S. precipitation patterns
Surface water flow
The local water picture
Using Water Wisely
Water in your world
Water for many uses
Water at work
Feeding a nation
Meeting the challenge
Water for a Desert City
Living in a desert
Water in the balance
The Tucson Basin aquifer
Impacts of ground water pumping
Conserving water
The voice of conservation