Higher Education

Exploring Water Resources: GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences, ArcGIS® Edition, 1st Edition

  • Michelle K. Hall Science Education Solutions
  • C. Scott Walker Harvard University
  • Anne Huth
  • Larry P. Kendall
  • Jennifer A. Weeks Science Education Solutions
  • ISBN-10: 0495115126  |  ISBN-13: 9780495115120
  • 176 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00

About

Overview

Specifically designed to work in your site-licensed ArcGIS® laboratory, the GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences is a collection of modular investigation guides that let even novice users tap the power of the ArcGIS® software 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. The guide leads students through a set of exercises in which they are asked to explore, analyze, and then elaborate on the information extracted from a robust GIS dataset using your laboratory's ArcGIS® software. The GIS information has been preprocessed into maps and legends, and some procedures have been automated so students can focus on the science content. The complete GIS datasets needed to work through each module are available exclusively online and have been designed to be uploaded into the ArcGIS® application already installed in your laboratory. By focusing on teaching with GIS rather than teaching about it, you can incorporate GIS easily into homework, discussions, or lab sessions. This flexible teaching resource motivates and enables your students to "learn by doing" as they use a full complement of GIS capabilities. Each module in the GIS Investigations series complements any introductory course in geology, meteorology, oceanography, physical geography, natural hazards, Earth sciences, atmospheric science, and Earth systems science.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: GLOBAL WATER RESOURCES.
Unit 2: THE RENEWABLE RESOURCE.
Unit 3: US WATER USE.
Unit 4: A THIRSTY TOWN IN THE DESERT.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Historical Geology, 6th + Exploring Water Resources: GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences, ArcGIS® Edition

ISBN-10: 0495790044 | ISBN-13: 9780495790044

List Price = $373.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $276.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Exploring Water Resources: GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences, ArcGIS® Edition
    List Price = $91.95  | CengageBrain Price = $91.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00
  • Historical Geology
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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual, ArcGIS® Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495115134 | ISBN-13: 9780495115137)

The Instructor's Manual provides access to downloadable versions of the complete datasets needed to work through each module with the ArcGIS® application. It also includes activity overviews, teaching tips, additional suggestions for engaging and evaluating students, quizzes, quiz keys, and answer keys. Available exclusively online at our password-protected instructor's Web site.

Exploring Tropical Cyclones: GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences, ArcGIS® Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495115436 | ISBN-13: 9780495115434)

Specifically designed to work in your site-licensed ArcGIS® laboratory, the GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences is a collection of modular investigation guides that let even novice users tap the power of the ArcGIS® software 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. The guide leads students through a set of exercises in which they are asked to explore, analyze, and then elaborate on the information extracted from a robust GIS dataset using your laboratory's ArcGIS® software. The GIS information has been preprocessed into maps and legends, and some procedures have been automated so students can focus on the science content. The complete GIS datasets needed to work through each module are available exclusively online and have been designed to be uploaded into the ArcGIS® application already installed in your laboratory. By focusing on teaching with GIS rather than teaching about it, you can incorporate GIS easily into homework, discussions, or lab sessions. This flexible teaching resource motivates and enables your students to "learn by doing" as they use a full complement of GIS capabilities. Each module in the GIS Investigations series complements any introductory course in geology, meteorology, oceanography, physical geography, natural hazards, Earth sciences, atmospheric science, and Earth systems science.

List Price = $87.95  | CengageBrain Price = $87.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

Student Supplements

Exploring Water Resources: GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences  (ISBN-10: 0534391567 | ISBN-13: 9780534391560)

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, discussions, or lab sessions. This flexible teaching resource motivates and enables your students to “learn by doing” as they use a full complement of GIS capabilities. EXPLORING WATER RESOURCES: GIS INVESTIGATIONS FOR THE EARTH SCIENCES complements any introductory course in meteorology, oceanography, physical geography, natural hazards, Earth sciences, atmospheric science, and Earth systems science. The guide leads students through a set of exercises in which they are asked to explore, analyze, and then elaborate on the information extracted from a robust GIS dataset using ArcView®, the dominant GIS software tool in the school and college market. The GIS information has been preprocessed into maps and legends, and some ArcView procedures have been automated so students can focus on the science content. Extensive classroom testing at both the college and high school levels shows that students have little difficulty using the ArcView data sets to perform the exercises.

List Price = $68.95  | CengageBrain Price = $68.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.50

Exploring Tropical Cyclones: GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences  (ISBN-10: 0534391478 | ISBN-13: 9780534391478)

These modules are designed with step-by-step directions to let even novice users utilize the power of the ArcView® GIS application to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. Each new copy contains a CD with unlimited access to the SAGUARO projects and data as well as a 120-day time-locked dual-platform version of the ArcView® software. (Site license users of ArcGIS software can order the guides without the CD.) The manuals can be purchased alone, bundled together, and/or bundled with The Changing Earth.

List Price = $66.95  | CengageBrain Price = $66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $50.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michelle K. Hall

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).

C. Scott Walker

C. Scott Walker is with Harvard University.

Anne Huth

Anne Huth is with Science Education Solutions.

Larry P. Kendall

Larry Kendall is an independent consultant.

Jennifer A. Weeks

Jennifer A. Weeks is with Science Education Solutions.