Exploring the Dynamic Earth: GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences, ArcGIS Edition / Edition 1

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Overview

Explore, analyze, and elaborate on information you extract using ArcGIS software with EXPLORING THE DYNAMIC EARTH: GIS INVESTIGATIONS FOR THE EARTH SCIENCES. This interactive investigation lets you tap the power of the ArcGIS software to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. This guide emphasizes the visualization, analysis, and multimedia integration capabilities inherent to GIS. The GIS information has been preprocessed into maps and legends, and some procedures have been automated so you can focus on the science content.

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A hands-on guide for computer novices, this book/CD-ROM package shows how to use geographic information systems (GIS) software to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. Based on observations derived from real research programs, exercises begin with global issues, then progress to regional and local issues, highlighting connections between science and society and relating global phenomena to daily life. Step-by-step instructions guide readers through launching the GIS application, finding files, and querying databases. The companion CD-ROM contains ArcView GIS software and data sets for exercises. The authors are affiliated with the University of Arizona. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495115090
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/12/2006
  • Edition description: ArcGIS Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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 is with Harvard University.

Anne Huth is with Science Education Solutions.

Larry Kendall is an independent consultant.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1: SEARCHING FOR EVIDENCE. A Changing Earth. Investigating Earth's clues. Discovering plate tectonics. Analyzing plate boundaries. Unit 2: EXPLORING PLATE TECTONICS. Testing plate tectonics. Investigating seafloor age. Determining seafloor age. Investigating plate motion. Unit 3: EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS. The Great Lisbon Earthquake. Deadly earthquakes. Seismic hazards. Seismic risk and society. Unit 4: VOLCANO HAZARDS. The tragedy of Mont Pelee. Deadly volcanoes. Volcanic hazards. Volcanoes and climate. Unit 5: TSUNAMI HAZARDS. Scotch Cap Light Station. Deadly tsunamis. Analysis of a tsunami. Tsunami warning. 2004 Indonesian Tsunami.

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