9780495391937

Oceanography : An Invitation to Marine Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495391937

  • ISBN10:

    049539193X

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/8/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

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

Origins
History
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Ocean Basins
Sediments
Water and Ocean Structure
Ocean Chemistry
Circulation of the Atmosphere
Circulation of the Ocean
Waves
Tides
Coasts
Life in the Ocean
Plankton, Algae, and Plants
Marine Animals
Marine Communities
Marine Resources
Environmental Concerns
Afterword
Measurements and Conversions
Geological Time
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
Glossary
Credits
Index
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