250 pages | 271 B/W Illus.
Spatial Thinking in Environmental Contexts: Maps, Archives, and Timelines cultivates the spatial thinking "habit of mind" as a critical geographical view of how the world works, including how environmental systems function, and how we can approach and solve environmental problems using maps, archives, and timelines. The work explains why spatial thinking matters as it helps readers to integrate a variety of methods to describe and analyze spatial/temporal events and phenomena in disparate environmental contexts. It weaves together maps, GIS, timelines, and storytelling as important strategies in examining concepts and procedures in analyzing real-world data and relationships. The work thus adds significant value to qualitative and quantitative research in environmental (and related) sciences.
Introduction. Viewing the Global Spatial Environmental Context. Spatial Thinking: Physical Geographical Contexts. Tornado Siren Location. Tornado Tracks. 20 on 40: Stops along the 40th Parallel. Spatial Thinking: Urban Contexts. Ann Arbor Historical Markers. Water Plume Tracks. Detroit Air. Spatial Thinking: Biomedical Contexts. Honeybees. Pacemaker Reuse. Tree Canopy and Health Issues. Parks and Health Issues. Appendicies. Cloud Mapping. Unifying Template. GEOMAT, Guide and Discussion. Future Guide.