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Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping Across the Curriculum Paperback – September 1, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1589481497 ISBN-10: 1589481496

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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: ESRI Press (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589481496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589481497
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,189,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diana Stuart Sinton is the GIS program director for the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE), an organization funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to facilitate the effective use of technology at liberal arts colleges. Sinton holds B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Middlebury College and Oregon State University. She currently teaches, presents, and writes about the role of GIS in higher education. Jennifer J. Lund is the faculty technology liaison for the social sciences at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where she collaborates with faculty to design class sessions and teach students to use GIS for quantitative and spatial reasoning. She earned a master of education degree, with a focus on educational technology, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
UNDERSTANDING PLACE holds essays by educators who describe GIS-based teaching processes, and how they impact liberal arts and sciences alike. These discussions include reviews of successes and challenges in bring GIS into the classroom, surveying mapping applications and how students use GIS. Any college-level collection strong in education or GIS applications needs this.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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