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The ocean affects all aspects of our lives, and Tom Garrison will show you how in the new Seventh 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 engaging, reader-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 enjoyable, fascinating book!
Table of Contents
|Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics|
|Water and Ocean Structure|
|Circulation of the Atmosphere|
|Circulation of the Ocean|
|Life in the Ocean|
|Plankton, Algae, and Plants|
|Measurements and Conversions|
|Absolute and Relative Dating|
|Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation|
|Maps and Charts|
|The Beaufort Scale|
|Calculating the Tide Generating Force|
|Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms|
|Periodic Table of the Elements|
|Working in Marine Science|
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