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Essentials of Oceanography / With CD

Essentials of Oceanography / With CD - 2nd edition

Essentials of Oceanography / With CD - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780534389482

ISBN10: 0534389481

Essentials of Oceanography / With CD by Tom S. Garrison - ISBN 9780534389482
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published:
International: No
Essentials of Oceanography / With CD by Tom S. Garrison - ISBN 9780534389482

ISBN13: 9780534389482

ISBN10: 0534389481

Edition: 2ND 01

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Summary

Garrison's clear and current ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY is based on his bigger Oceanography text. However, unlike competing books, which are simply abbreviated versions of a larger text, ESSENTIALS is crafted specifically to meet the needs of the shorter course, with less biology and a total of 15 chapters. This revision presents the most current information throughout, including up-to-date information on global warming, as well as an improved and expanded illustration program. In addition, there is increased emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of marine science. Garrison brings focus to the appreciation of and excitement to the complex nature of the ocean and its interactions with other systems.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. History.
2. Origins.
3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics.
4. Ocean Basins.
5. Sediments.
6. Water.
7. Atmospheric Circulation.
8. Ocean Circulation.
9. Waves.
10. Tides.
11. Coasts.
12. Life in the Ocean.
13. Pelagic Communities.
14. Benthic Communities.
15. Uses and Abuses of the Ocean.

AFTERWORD.
APPENDICES:

I. Measurements and Conversions.
II. Geological Time.
III. Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation.
IV. Maps and Charts.
V. Working in Marine Science.

GLOSSARY.
CREDITS.
INDEX.