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The ocean affects all aspects of our lives--Tom Garrison will show you how in this new edition of OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE. Garrison takes you on a vivid exploration of the ocean--from submarine canyons to zooplankton, global warming, the growing plastics problem, and our changing coastlines--and explains oceanography's most important concepts. Garrison's friendly approach helps you understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean. You'll explore topics like Hurricane Katrina; the devastating December 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the resulting tsunami; the Moon and its connection to the ocean; the power of the ocean to influence weather; and uses and abuses of the ocean. Gain an understanding of the wonders of the sea and the scientific questions that surround it with this fascinating text!
Table of Contents
|Knowing the Ocean World|
|Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics|
|Continental Margins and Ocean Basins|
|Water and Ocean Structure|
|Circulation of the Atmosphere|
|Circulation of the Ocean|
|Life in the Ocean|
|Plankton, Algae, and Plants|
|Measurements and Conversions|
|Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation|
|Maps and Charts|
|The Coriolis Effect|
|Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms|
|Calculating the Tide Generating Force|
|Periodic Table of the Elements|
|The Beaufort Scale|
|Working in Marine Science|
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