The oceans of the world contain secrets barely brushed by the mind of mankind's scientists. Here in this volume of Chelsea House's "An Illustrated Guide to Science," readers will encounter a resource text designed to help young scientists better understand the methods and mysteries of marine studies. This book is divided into seven sections, each of which tackles a critical area of marine biology. Topics such as oceanic geography, the geology of the seas, marine chemistry, undersea exploration, and atmospheric/meteorological studies are all presented in a thoughtful manner. Great use of revealing charts and graphs is evident throughout this encyclopedic text. Illustrations within the text act as valuable learning guides as well as having visual appeal. Additionally, clearly constructed maps, vocabulary text boxes, and keynote concept guides all serve as valuable teaching tools. In this way, Marine Science serves as a useful guidebook for young scientists studying this important branch of science.