Introductory Oceanography / Edition 9by Harold V. Thurman
Pub. Date: 07/19/2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall
TAKEN AS A WHOLE, EARTH'S OCEANS COMPRISE ONE OF ITS LARGEST INTERACTING, INTERRELATED, AND INTERDEPENDENT SYSTEMS. As humans continue to impact Earth systems, it is important to understand not only how the oceans operate, but also how the oceans interact with Earth's other systems, such as the atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. Introductory/b>
TAKEN AS A WHOLE, EARTH'S OCEANS COMPRISE ONE OF ITS LARGEST INTERACTING, INTERRELATED, AND INTERDEPENDENT SYSTEMS. As humans continue to impact Earth systems, it is important to understand not only how the oceans operate, but also how the oceans interact with Earth's other systems, such as the atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. Introductory Oceanography, Tenth Edition, is designed to introduce the non-science student to perhaps this most integrated of all physical sciences through clear explanations, abundant illustrations, and compelling, relevant examples and applications.New to this edition:
- Students Sometimes Ask: Common (often entertaining) questions, with answers.
- New word etymons, which help demistify scientific jargon.
- Coverage of the most recent discoveries in oceanography, profiled in over 30 new feature boxes.
- Over 100 new photos and illustrations.
- New appendix: Careers in Oceanography.
- Prentice Hall
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- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.12(d)
Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter opens with 'Key Questions' and concludes with a 'Chapter in Review' section, 'Key Terms,' 'Questions and Exercises,' and an 'Oceanography on the Web' section.)
1. Planet Ocean: A Historical Perspective.
2. Origins: Beginnings of the Universe, Earth, and Life.
3. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor.
4. Marine Provinces.
5. Marine Sediments.
6.Water and Seawater.
7. Air-Sea Interaction.
8. Ocean Circulation.
9. Waves and Water Dynamics.
11. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes.
12. Coastal Waters and Marginal Seas.
13. The Marine Habitat.
14. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer.
15. Animals of the Pelagic Environment.
16. Animals of the Benthic Environment.
17. Marine Resources.
18. Marine Environmental Concerns.
Appendix I: Metric and English Units Compared.
Appendix II: Geographic Locations.
Appendix III: Latitude and Longitude on Earth.
Appendix IV: A Chemical Background: Why Water Has 2 H's and 1 O.
Appendix V: Careers in Oceanography.
Appendix VI: Taxonomic Classification of Common Marine Organisms.
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