Essentials of Oceanography, Books a la Carte Edition

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 1/22/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical

Essentials of Oceanography guides students through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the text is engaging for students of all majors. The Twelfth Edition discusses the ocean’s biological, chemical, geological, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this vast and elaborate topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art, new animations and the interdisciplinary connections that keep students interested and excited about the material.


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