ISBN13:978-0495555315 ISBN10: 0495555312 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0495565130 ISBN10: 049556513X
Summary: The fifth 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 bestselling OCEANOGRAPHY text, but was created specifically to meet the needs of the shorter course. This text provides 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 th
Summary: The fifth 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 bestselling OCEANOGRAPHY text, but was created specifically to meet the needs of the shorter course. This text provides 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. Year Published: 2009 International: No
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1. Origins. 2. History.
3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics.
4. Ocean Basins.
7. Atmospheric Circulation.
8. Ocean Circulation.
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.
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