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Fundamentals of Oceanography - 4th edition

Fundamentals of Oceanography (ISBN10: 0072427906; ISBN13: 9780072427905)
ISBN13: 978-0072427905
ISBN10: 0072427906

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0072517194
ISBN10: 0072517190

Summary: ''Fundamentals of Oceanography'' is intended for less intensive college oceanography courses, courses for non-science majors and advanced placement oceanography programs for high school students. To meet the needs of these groups, this text has numerous student aids including chapter learning objectives, section review questions, summary charts, units in metric and English units, chapter summaries, chapter word lists, bold face for technical terms in the text, and re moreduced use of technical terms. No prerequisites in math, chemistry, physics, or biology are required.

  • The Online Learning Center (found at contains many useful tools, teaching aids, and links. In addition it contains the Instructor's Manual (which is password protected) and the Student Study Guide.
  • Key chapter updates include the following: Chapter 1: Significant additions to the history of oceanography, including expanding discussion of the voyages of the Phoenicians, Polynesians, and Vikings. Chapter 2: An expanded discussion of GPS navigation. The discussion of ocean basins has been modified to include the Arctic and an independent ocean. There are new tables describing Earth's water supply and the physical characteristics of the four ocean basins. There is a new discussion of the formation of the universe, the solar system and the Earth. There is a major revision of the discussion of the geologic time scale. Chapter 3: The discussion of the interior of the Earth and Earth layers has been completely re-written. Chapter 7: Features the new equipment used by oceanographers to explore the oceans--long range independent subsurface robots, robotic devices that report back to the ship or to a satellite, new independent current meters, water samplers and sensors. Chapter 11: Includes new data on marine mammals, fisheries, and aquaculture. Chapter 12: Has new data on coral diseases and bleaching; also updated information on shellfish and crab/shrimp harvests.
  • Customize this book through Primis Online! This title is tentatively planned to be part of the Primis Online Database:
  • Internet references have been updated at the end of each chapter. Websites are provided in figure legends when appropriate to encourage students to make use of the information available on the web. less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 02
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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