9780072930764

An Introduction to the World's Oceans with Online Learning Center (OLC) Password Card

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    9780072930764

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    0072930764

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/7/2003
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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In" An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Seventh Edition, Keith Sverdrup, Alyn Duxbury, and Alison Duxbury have blended the most comtemporary information and research with basic principles to bring you and your students an unmatched, comprehensive introduction to oceanography. You will find a significantly revised Seventh Edition that addresses all the latest findings in oceanography.

What's special about these authors?"An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Seventh Edition, contains balanced and comprehensive coverage that comes from each author having strength in different areas of oceanography. Oceanography is an eclectic science that examines physical, chemical, and biological properties of the world's oceans. Alison Duxbury has a background in marine biology, Alyn Duxbury has a background in physical oceanography, and Keith Sverdrup has a background in marine geology, geophysics, and how oceanography relates to other areas of science. The result? A well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to oceanography.

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Table of Contents

The History of Oceanography

Prologue: The History of Oceanography

1 The Water Planet

2 Plate Tectonics

3 The Sea Floor and Its Sediments

4 The Physical Properties of Water

5 The Chemistry of Seawater

6 The Structure and Motion of the Atmosphere

7 Circulation and Ocean Structure

8 The Currents

9 The Waves

10 The Tides

11 Coasts, Beaches, and Estuaries

12 Environmental Issues and Concerns

13 The Living Ocean

14 Production and Life

15 The Plankton: Drifters of the Open Ocean

16 The Nekton: Free Swimmers of the Sea

17 The Benthos: Dwellers of the Sea Floor

Appendix A: Scientific (or Exponential) Notation

Appendix B: SI Units

Appendix C: Equations and Quantitative Relationships

Glossary

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