9780495555315

Essentials Of Oceanography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495555315

  • ISBN10:

    0495555312

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/30/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

The fifth edition of ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY conveys Garrison's enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science students taking the introductory course. It is a streamlined version of his bestselling OCEANOGRAPHY text, but was created specifically to meet the needs of the shorter course. This text provides a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, and the role and importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet.

Table of Contents

Origins
History
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Ocean Basins
Sediments
Water
Atmospheric Circulation
Ocean Circulation
Waves
Tides
Coasts
Life in the Ocean
Pelagic Communities
Benthic Communities
Uses and Abuses of the Ocean
Afterword
Measurements and Conversions
Geological Time
Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation
Maps and Charts
Working in Marine Science
Glossary
Credits
Index
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