9780534375577

Oceanography With Infotrac: An Invitation to Marine Science (Book with CD-ROM)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534375577

  • ISBN10:

    053437557X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/11/2001
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

This introduction to oceanography book uses an interdisciplinary approach, emphasizing the discipline's connection with astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, biology, ecology, history, and economics. Written in a clear and compelling narrative voice, the author conveys his enthusiasm for the subject as well as presenting objective scientific fact. This text provides readers with 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. It further enhances readers' natural enthusiasm for the ocean with a stunning visual program. Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science is the number one best-selling oceanography book.

Table of Contents

An Ocean World
1(23)
A History of Oceanography
24(33)
Plate Tectonics
57(34)
Continental Margins and Ocean Basins
91(29)
Sediments
120(24)
Water and Ocean Structure
144(25)
Seawater Chemistry
169(16)
Atmospheric Circulation
185(23)
Ocean Circulation
208(29)
Wave Dynamics and Wind Waves
237(22)
Tsunami, Seiches, and Tides
259(29)
Coasts
288(31)
Life in the Ocean
319(27)
Primary Producers
346(30)
Marine Animals
376(38)
Marine Communities
414(24)
Marine Resources
438(26)
Environmental Concerns
464(26)
Afterword 490(3)
Appendix I Measurements and Conversions 493(3)
Appendix II Geological Time 496(3)
Appendix III Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation 499(3)
Appendix IV Maps and Charts 502(4)
Appendix V The Coriolis Effect 506(1)
Appendix VI Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms 507(2)
Appendix VII Calculating the Tide Generating Force 509(1)
Appendix VIII Working in Marine Science 510(5)
Glossary 515(20)
Credits 535(4)
Index 539

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