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.
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.
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.
I initially purchased this text for an on-line oceanography class. As I looked through it before actually starting the class, I realized that this will serve as an excellent resource for my 7th grade science students since the study of the ocean is part of our curriculum. It is easy to navigate, has lots of colorful pictures, and is not written in such a way that only an expert in oceanography could understand the content. An overall excellent book. (Thanks Dr. M. for selecting this text for the class. Throughout my college career, there were many texts that were seldom used in the class and used even less after the class was finished. This is definitely NOT one of those texts.)
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