According to the National Science Foundation–funded Cutting Edge Project: Professional Development for Geology Faculty (http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/index.html), a 2005 survey of 74 faculty respondents found that a majority, 59 percent, chose Applied Hydrogeology (Fetter, 2001) as their text for general hydrogeology; 19 percent used Fundamentals of Groundwater (Schwartz and Zhang, 2002); and the remaining respondents, 22 percent, assigned a scattering of other texts or a combination of texts. It would seem safe to assume that the above texts also enjoy a wide distribution among practicing professional hydrogeologists, although more experienced geoscientists may still favor previous texts, such as Domenico and...

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