Oceanography / Edition 8

Oceanography / Edition 8

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by Tom S. Garrison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1111990840

ISBN-13: 9781111990848

Pub. Date: 07/31/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning in partnership with National Geographic Society brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory oceanography courses. OCEANOGRAPHY provides a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, as

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Cengage Learning in partnership with National Geographic Society brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory oceanography courses. OCEANOGRAPHY provides a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, as well as the role and importance of the ocean in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. Bestselling author Tom Garrison emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its links to biology, chemistry, geology, physics, meteorology, astronomy, ecology, history, and economics. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital Oceanography CourseMate alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111990848
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
980,833
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The Origin of the Ocean. 2. A History of Marine Science. 3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics. 4. Ocean Basins. 5. Ocean Sediments. 6. Water and Ocean Structure. 7. Ocean 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. The Ocean and the Environment. Afterword Appendix I: Measurements and Conversions. Appendix II: Geologic Time. Appendix III: Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation. Appendix IV: Maps and Charts. Appendix V: The Beaufort Scale. Appendix VI: Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms. Appendix VII: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix VIII: Working in Marine Science. Appendix IX: The World Ocean Floor. Glossary. Index.

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