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Essentials of Oceanography - Text Only

Essentials of Oceanography - Text Only - 8th edition

Essentials of Oceanography - Text Only - 8th edition

Essentials of Oceanography - Text Only by Alan P. Trujillo and Harold V. Thurman - ISBN
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Essentials of Oceanography - Text Only by Alan P. Trujillo and Harold V. Thurman - ISBN
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 05

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Summary

For introductory courses in oceanography.

This introductory text answers the question, "How do the oceans work?" It uses a systems approach to highlight the interdisciplinary relationship between oceanographic phenomena and how those phenomena affect other Earth systems. The authors incorporate scientific information from geology, chemistry, physics, and biology to illustrate how each of these disciplines relates to the ocean. Designed for introductory college-level oceanography courses where students have no formal background in science or mathematics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Planet "Earth"
2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor
3. Marine Provinces
4. Marine Sediments
5. Water and Seawater
6. AirÐSea Interaction
7. Ocean Circulation
8. Waves and Water Dynamics
9. Tides
10. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes
11. The Coastal Ocean
12. Marine Life and the Marine Environment
13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer
14. Animals of the Pelagic Environment
15. Animals of the Benthic Environment
Afterword
Appendixes
I. Metric and English Units Compared
II. Geographic Locations
III. Latitude and Longitude on Earth
IV. A Chemical Background: Why Water Has 2 HÕs and 1 O
V. Careers in Oceanography
Glossary
Credits and Acknowledgements
Index