For use in an introductory college-level course in oceanography. This insightful presentation of the relationship of scientific principles to ocean phenomena is made even more relevant in the Seventh Edition with an enhanced focus on how the oceans interact with other Earth systems. This systems approachalong with student-friendly writing, an excellent graphics package, and a text-specific Companion Websitewill intrigue students and ensure they have all the tools necessary to understand how the oceans work.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Introduction to Planet “Earth.” 2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor. 3. Marine Provinces. 4. Marine Sediments. 5. Water and Seawater. 6. Air-Sea Interaction. 7. Ocean Circulation. 8. Waves and Water Dynamics. 9. Tides. 10. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes. 11. The Coastal Ocean. 12. The Marine Habitat. 13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer. 14. Animals of the Pelagic Environment. 15. Animals of the Benthic Environment. Afterword. Appendices. Appendix I. Appendix II. Appendix III. Appendix IV. Appendix V. Glossary. Credits and Acknowledgments. Index.