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Overview

“How do the oceans work?” To help you find the answers, Trujillo and Thurman present in-depth discussions of oceanographic concepts and demystify the science even for non-science students. Their systems approach highlights the relationship between oceanographic phenomena and how those phenomena affect other Earth systems. Scientific information from geology, chemistry, physics, and biology combine to illustrate how each of these disciplines relates to the ocean.

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New edition of an introductory textbook. Coverage includes plate tectonics, water and seawater, air-sea interaction, ocean circulation, waves and water dynamics, tides, beaches and shoreline processes, the marine habitat, and animals of the pelagic environment. Features many color photographs and a website that provides quizzes, critical-thinking questions, links to other oceanography sites, and a syllabus manager for instructors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321668127
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/10/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Library: Environmental Science Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 521,323
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan P. Trujillo teaches at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, CA, where he is co-Director of the Oceanography Program and Chair of the Earth Sciences Department. He received his bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California at Davis and his master’s degree in geology from Northern Arizona University, afterwards working for several years in industry as a development geologist, hydrogeologist, and computer specialist. Al began teaching in the Earth Sciences Department at Palomar in 1990 and in 1997 was awarded Palomar’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has co-authored Introductory Oceanography with Hal Thurman and is a contributing author for the textbooks Earth and Earth Science. In addition to writing and teaching, Al works as a naturalist and lecturer aboard natural history expedition vessels in Alaska and the Sea of Cortez/Baja California. His research interests include beach processes, sea cliff erosion, and computer applications in oceanography. Al and his wife, Sandy, have two children, Karl and Eva.

Harold V. Thurman retired in May 1994, after 24 years of teaching in the Earth Sciences Department of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. Interest in geology led to a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma A&M University, followed by seven years working as a petroleum geologist, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico, where his interest in oceans developed. He earned a master’s degree from California State University at Los Angeles and then joined the Earth sciences faculty at Mt. San Antonio College. Other books that Hal has co-authored include Introductory Oceanography (with Alan Trujillo) and a marine biology textbook. He has also written articles on the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic Oceans for the 1994 edition of World Book Encyclopedia and served as a consultant on the National Geographic publication Realms of the Sea. He still enjoys going to sea on vacations with his wife Iantha.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Planet “Earth”
Chapter 2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Chapter 3. Marine Provinces Chapter 4. Marine Sediments Chapter 5. Water and Seawater Chapter 6. Air–Sea Interaction Chapter 7. Ocean Circulation Chapter 8. Waves and Water Dynamics Chapter 9. Tides Chapter 10. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes Chapter 11. The Coastal Ocean Chapter 12. Marine Life and the Marine Environment Chapter 13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer Chapter 14. Animals of the Pelagic Environment Chapter 15. Animals of the Benthic Environment Chapter 16. The Oceans and Climate Change
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