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Introduction to the World's Oceans

Introduction to the World's Oceans - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072930764

Cover of Introduction to the World
ISBN13: 978-0072930764
ISBN10: 0072930764
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 03
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2003
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Introduction to the World's Oceans - 7TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072930764

Keith A. Sverdrup, Alison B. Duxbury and Alyn C. Duxbury

ISBN13: 978-0072930764
ISBN10: 0072930764
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 03
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

.In An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Seventh Edition, Keith Sverdrup, Alyn Duxbury, and Alison Duxbury have blended the most comtemporary information and research with basic principles to bring you and your students an unmatched, comprehensive introduction to oceanography. You will find a significantly revised Seventh Edition that addresses all the latest findings in oceanography.What's special about these authors?An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Seventh Edition,contains balanced and comprehensive coverage that comes from each author having strength in different areas of oceanography. Oceanography is an eclectic science that examines physical, chemical, and biological properties of the world's oceans. Alison Duxbury has a background in marine biology, Alyn Duxbury has a background in physical oceanography, and Keith Sverdrup has a background in marine geology, geophysics, and how oceanography relates to other areas of science. The result? A well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to oceanography.McGraw-Hill has exclusive videos from Scripps Institution of Oceanography: These video clips will be brief (one- to two-minute clips) and available on either videotape or on the Digital Content Manager CD-ROM. There will be a total of about 2 hours and 12 minutes worth of these short clips. Clips will be available for each chapter of the text and no other company can offer these videos.

Author Bio

Sverdrup, Keith A. : University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee

Duxbury, Alyn C. : University of Washington

Duxbury, Alison B. : Seattle Central Community College

Table of Contents

The History of Oceanography
Prologue: The History of Oceanography

1 The Water Planet
2 Plate Tectonics
3 The Sea Floor and Its Sediments
4 The Physical Properties of Water
5 The Chemistry of Seawater
6 The Structure and Motion of the Atmosphere
7 Circulation and Ocean Structure
8 The Currents
9 The Waves
10 The Tides
11 Coasts, Beaches, and Estuaries
12 Environmental Issues and Concerns
13 The Living Ocean
14 Production and Life
15 The Plankton: Drifters of the Open Ocean
16 The Nekton: Free Swimmers of the Sea
17 The Benthos: Dwellers of the Sea Floor

Appendix A: Scientific (or Exponential) Notation
Appendix B: SI Units
Appendix C: Equations and Quantitative Relationships
Glossary

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