Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science (with OceanographyNow, InfoTrac) / Edition 5

Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science (with OceanographyNow, InfoTrac) / Edition 5

by Tom S. Garrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534408877

ISBN-13: 9780534408879

Pub. Date: 03/19/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This Fifth Edition of OCEANOGRAPHY conveys Garrison's enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science students and concentrates on maximizing student learning. Garrison brings focus and excitement to students' natural appreciation of the complexities of the ocean with integrated technology and a stunning visual program. Drawing on his more than thirty years of teaching…  See more details below

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This Fifth Edition of OCEANOGRAPHY conveys Garrison's enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science students and concentrates on maximizing student learning. Garrison brings focus and excitement to students' natural appreciation of the complexities of the ocean with integrated technology and a stunning visual program. Drawing on his more than thirty years of teaching experience, Garrison is intent on writing for how students learn best: he is the only oceanography author to consistently consult students about each new edition and incorporate their suggestions, creating a dynamic, current student focus. He provides students with a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use and the role and importance of the ocean in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. Also, with a feel for students' excitement at discovering connections, Garrison increases the emphasis in this edition on the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its links to biology, chemistry, geology, physics, meteorology, astronomy, ecology, history, and economics. To further enrich the student experience, this edition is now fully integrated, on a concept level and with book-specific interactivities, with a FREE brand-new, student tutorial system called OceanographyNow. OceanographyNow is Web-based, assessment-driven, and completely flexible, offering a personalized learning plan based on each student's quiz results to help students focus on the concepts they don't yet understand. Enhanced illustrations, seamless integration of online resources, and a rich suite of student resources (with an optional regional emphasis) complete the Garrison learning experience. "This text is a must for any student searching for a detailed, yet easy to understand introduction to science." - Tanya Johnson, President of Associated Students at Skyline College, on Garrison's OCEANOGRAPHY.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534408879
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/19/2004
Edition description:
5TH PKG
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents


1. Knowing the Ocean World. 2. Origins. 3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics. 4. Continental Margins and Ocean Basins. 5. Sediments. 6. Water and Ocean Structure. 7. Seawater Chemistry. 8. Circulation of the Atmosphere. 9. Circulation of the Ocean. 10. Waves. 11. Tides. 12. Coasts. 13. Life in the Ocean. 14. Plankton, Algae, and Plants. 15. Marine Animals. 16. Marine Communities. 17. Marine Resources. 18. Environmental Concerns. Afterword. Appendix I: Measurements and Conversions. Appendix II: Geological Time. Appendix III: Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation. Appendix IV: Maps and Charts. Appendix V: The Coriolis Effect. Appendix VI: Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms. Appendix VII: Calculating the Tide Generating Force. Appendix VIII: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix IX: The Beaufort Scale. Appendix X: Working in Marine Science. Glossary. Credits. Index.

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