9780131447738

Essentials of Oceanography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131447738

  • ISBN10:

    0131447734

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

"How do the oceans work?" To help readers find the answers, Trujillo and Thurman present&in-depth and rigorous discussions of oceanographic concepts and demystify the science for the layperson. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship between oceanographic phenomena and how those phenomena affect other Earth systems. Incorporates scientific information from geology, chemistry, physics, and biology to illustrate how each of these disciplines relates to the ocean. Updates content throughout to include some of the most recent developments in oceanography, such as the recent Indian Ocean tsunamis and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. A readable, informative reference for anyone interested in learning more about our oceans.

Table of Contents

Introduction
What Is Oceanography?
How Are Earths Oceans Unique?
What Is Rational Use of Technology?
Introduction to Planet ""Earth""
How Many Oceans Exist On Earth?
The Four Principal Oceans, Plus One The Seven Seas?
Comparing the Oceans to the Continents
How Was Early Exploration of the Oceans Achieved?
Early History
The Middle Ages
The Age of Discovery in Europe
The Beginning of Voyaging for Science History of OceanographyTo Be Continued
What Is the Nature of Sci
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