9780534530822

OCEANOGRAPHY: INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE W/INFOTRAC

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534530822

  • ISBN10:

    0534530826

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/27/1998
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

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 book!

Table of Contents

An Ocean World
1(22)
A History of Marine Science
23(29)
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
52(37)
Continental Margins and Ocean Basins
89(27)
Sediments
116(22)
Seawater Chemistry
138(16)
Ocean Physics
154(26)
Atmospheric Circulation and Weather
180(22)
Ocean Circulation
202(29)
Wave Dynamics and Wind Waves
231(21)
Tsunami, Seiches, and Tides
252(28)
Coasts
280(27)
Life in the Ocean
307(25)
Primary Productivity, Plankton, and Plants
332(30)
Marine Animals
362(38)
Marine Communities
400(22)
Poles and Tropics: Oceanography of the Extremes
422(29)
Marine Resources
451(26)
Environmental Concerns
477(25)
Afterword 502(2)
Appendix I Measurements and Conversions 504(4)
Appendix II Geological Time 508(3)
Appendix III Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation 511(3)
Appendix IV Maps and Charts 514(4)
Appendix V Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms 518(2)
Appendix VI Working in Marine Science 520(5)
Appendix VII Calculating the Tide-Generating Force 525(2)
Glossary 527(16)
Acknowledgments 543(2)
Index 545

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