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Essentials of Oceanography - With CD

Essentials of Oceanography - With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534392598

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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
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Essentials of Oceanography - With CD - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534392598

Tom S. Garrison

ISBN13: 978-0534392598
ISBN10: 0534392598
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This third edition of Essentials of Oceanography conveys Garrison's enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science students taking the introductory course. It is a streamlined version of his best-selling Oceanography text, but was created specifically to meet the needs of the shorter course. This text provides students with a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use and the role and importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. It further enhances students' natural enthusiasm for the ocean with integrated technology and a stunning visual program. This revision presents the most current scientific information on topics such as global warming as well as an improved and expanded illustration program. In addition, there is an increased emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its connections with astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, biology, ecology, history, and economics. Garrison brings focus and excitement to students' appreciation of the complex nature of the ocean and its interactions with other systems. Tom Garrison recently held student focus groups to discuss their impressions of Essentials of Oceanography and to hear their suggestions for improving the text. Nearly all changes to this new edition stem from student suggestions.

New to the Edition

  • ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY now includes expanded coverage of physical oceanography, giving students the appropriate balance of physical and biological oceanography.
  • ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY has been further streamlined to best suit a one-term course.
  • Chapter order has been slightly modified so that "Origins" now precedes "History." Also, in Chapter 6, coverage of physics has been reorganized to precede coverage of chemistry.
  • The text's acclaimed seamless integration of Internet resources (including links to regional applications of chapter topics) is now enhanced with even more online interactive exercises and activities, while placing more emphasis on the Web site's interactive student features.
  • Students requested that Garrison maintain the flow of his narrative throughout each chapter. Therefore, the material from nearly all TEXT BOXES has been integrated into the chapters (or in some cases eliminated) and chapter-opening VIGNETTES have also been streamlined and integrated.

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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