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Essentials of Oceanography - Text Only

Essentials of Oceanography - Text Only - 3rd edition

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Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
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Essentials of Oceanography - Text Only - 3RD 04 edition

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Tom S. Garrison

Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
International: No

Author Bio

Garrison, Tom :

Named Outstanding Marine Educator by the National Marine Technology Society, Tom Garrison writes market-leading textbooks that enliven students' interest in the ocean. His knowledge, combined with a gift for engaging writing, has also garnered Tom an Emmy Award for his work on the Oceanus television course and a prestigious Excellence in College Teaching Award by the Salgo-Noren Foundation. Widely used at colleges and universities throughout North America, Asia and Australia, Tom's books were born out of his desire to share his excitement with others. His oceanography texts have allowed him to reach beyond the walls of Orange Coast College and into the minds and imaginations of thousands of students. Together, teachers and students learn to see that the rise of a wave is linked to the twinkle of distant starlight, that a soft summer breeze is shaped by the chemistry of a billion microscopic plants, that the slow drift of a continent molds the evolution of countless organisms.... Studying the ocean awakens in us a sense of wonder we all felt as children when we first encountered the natural world. -- Tom Garrison

Table of Contents

1. Origins.
2. History.
3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics.
4. Ocean Basins.
5. Sediments.
6. Water.
7. Atmospheric Circulation.
8. Ocean Circulation.
9. Waves.
10. Tides.
11. Coasts.
12. Life in the Ocean.
13. Pelagic Communities.
14. Benthic Communities.
15. Uses and Abuses of the Ocean.
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: Working in Marine Science.
Glossary.
Credits.
Index.

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