Essentials of Oceanography / Edition 10by Alan P. Trujillo, Harold V. Thurman
Pub. Date: 02/28/2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This insightful, ecologically sensitive presentation of the relationship of scientific principles to ocean phenomena is made even more relevant to a new generation by pairing new co-author Alan Trujillo with renowned author Harold V. Thurman. This book presents the basics of oceanography with a strong marine science emphasis. Logical Organization presents the physical features of the marine environment culminating with their ecological implications for life in the oceans: Geological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, and Biological oceanography. plate tectonics.
This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version.
Table of ContentsPreface.
1. Introduction to Planet "Earth."
2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor.
3. Marine Provinces.
4. Marine Sediments.
5. Water and Seawater.
6. Air-Sea Interaction.
7. Ocean Circulation.
8. Waves and Water Dynamics.
10. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes.
11. The Coastal Ocean.
12. The Marine Habitat.
13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer.
14. Animals of the Pelagic Environment.
15. Animals of the Benthic Environment.
Appendix I: Metric and English Units Compared.
Appendix II: Latitude and Longitude on Earth.
Appendix III: Geographic Locations.
Appendix IV: Careers in Oceanography.
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