Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science / Edition 7

Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science / Edition 7

by Tom S. Garrison
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049539193X
ISBN-13:
9780495391937
Pub. Date:
09/08/2009
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
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Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science / Edition 7

The ocean affects all aspects of our lives, and Tom Garrison will show you how in the new Seventh Edition of OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE. Garrison takes you on a vivid exploration of the ocean—from submarine canyons to zooplankton, global warming, the growing plastics problem, and our changing coastlines—and explains oceanography's most important concepts. Garrison's engaging, student-friendly approach helps you understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean. You'll explore topics like Hurricane Katrina; the devastating December 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the resulting tsunami; the moon and its connection to the ocean; the power of the ocean to influence weather; and uses and abuses of the ocean. Gain an understanding of the wonders of the sea and the scientific questions that surround it with this enjoyable, fascinating text!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495391937
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/08/2009
Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 582
Sales rank: 918,449
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Origins. 2. History. 3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics. 4. Ocean Basins. 5. 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. Environmental Concerns. Afterword. Appendix I: Measurements and Conversions. Appendix II: Geological Time. Appendix III: Absolute and Relative Dating. Appendix IV: Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation. Appendix V: Maps and Charts. Appendix VI: The Beaufort Scale. Appendix VII: Calculating the Tide Generating Force. Appendix VIII: Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms. Appendix IX: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix X: Working in Marine Science. Glossary. Credits. Index.

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