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Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495391937

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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2010
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ISBN13: 978-0495391937

Tom S. Garrison

ISBN13: 978-0495391937
ISBN10: 049539193X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 10
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

The ocean affects all aspects of our lives, Tom Garrison will show you how in this new edition of OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE. Garrison takes you on a vivid exploration of the ocean, from submarine canyons to zooplankton, global warming, the growing plastics problem, and our changing coastlines, and explains oceanography's most important concepts. Garrison's friendly approach helps you understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean. You'll explore topics like Hurricane Katrina; the devastating December 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the resulting tsunami; the Moon and its connection to the ocean; the power of the ocean to influence weather; and uses and abuses of the ocean. Gain an understanding of the wonders of the sea and the scientific questions that surround it with this fascinating text!

Author Bio

Tom S. Garrison
Tom Garrison (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is emeritus professor of Marine Science at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, one of the largest undergraduate marine science departments in the United States. Dr. Garrison also holds an adjunct professorship at the University of Southern California. He has been named the country's Outstanding Marine Educator by the National Marine Technology Society, is a member of the COSEE staff, writes a regular column for the journal Oceanography, and was a winner of the prestigious Salgo-Noren Foundation Award for Excellence in College Teaching as well as the University of Texas NISOD award for academic leadership. Dr. Garrison was an Emmy Award team participant as writer and science advisor for the PBS syndicated Oceanus television series, and writer and science advisor for The Endless Voyage, a set of television programs in oceanography completed in 2003. He serves as a grants judge for the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. His widely used textbooks in oceanography and marine science have been the college market's best sellers for more than a decade. In 2009, the faculty of Orange Coast College selected Dr. Garrison as the institution's first Distinguished Professor, and The Association of Community College Trustees selected Dr. Garrison to win the United States and Canada's Pacific Region Award as top community college professor in 2010.

Table of Contents

1. Origins.
2. History.
3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics.
4. Ocean Basins.
5. Sediments.
6. Water and Ocean Structure.
7. Ocean Chemistry.
8. Circulation of the Atmosphere.
9. Circulation of the Ocean.
10. Waves.
11. Tides.
12. Coasts.
13. Life in the Ocean.
14. Plankton, Algae, and Plants.
15. Marine Animals.
16. Marine Communities.
17. Marine Resources.
18. Environmental Concerns.
Afterword.
Appendix I: Measurements and Conversions.
Appendix II: Geological Time.
Appendix III: Absolute and Relative Dating.
Appendix IV: Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation.
Appendix V: Maps and Charts.
Appendix VI: The Beaufort Scale.
Appendix VII: Calculating the Tide Generating Force.
Appendix VIII: Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms.
Appendix IX: Periodic Table of the Elements.
Appendix X: Working in Marine Science.
Glossary.
Credits.
Index.

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