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Publisher Comments:

"[An] absorbing survey of oceanography . . . [this] elegant study is an excellent resource."­­Publishers Weekly

A fascinating examination of the earth's oceans

This exhaustive overview of oceanography captures the excitement of discovery in the making. The Oceans opens up the world of ocean science to the general reader and raises significant questions about the future of the ancient, nurturing ocean itself.

The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the globe, yet less than 5 percent of that expanse has been explored. But, as Drs. Prager and Earle show in this vivid survey of ocean research, our knowledge is suddenly accelerating: various dives, soundings, computer analyses, and other probes are uncovering amazing facts about the 142 million square miles beneath the seas.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-305) and index.

About the Author

Ellen J. Prager, Ph.D., (Miami, FL) formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey, is a fellow of the Explorers Club. Well published in both scientific journals and general-interest magazines, she recently edited the book Furious Earth. Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D., (Oakland, CA) named a "Hero of the Planet" by Time, is currently chair of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research as well as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. She was the first woman to serve as chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Table of Contents

Oceans of the past. Evolution's drama ; The earth and the ocean are born ; Life begins ; The paleozoic era: life blooms in the sea ; The mesozoic era: a midlife crisis ; The cenozoic era: modern life — The seas of today. The science of the sea begins ; The physical and chemical ocean ; Oceans and climate ; The geological ocean ; The biological ocean ; A once-bountiful sea — Waves of the future. Frontiers of ocean science ; Looking back to look ahead / Sylvia A. Earle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071352536
Author:
Prager, Ellen J.
Author:
Earle, Sylvia A.
Author:
Prager, Ellen J.
Author:
Ganeri, Anita
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill McGraw-Hill
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Ocean
Subject:
Marine Biology
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Curious Kids Guides
Series Volume:
106-479
Publication Date:
20010817
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrated in full color
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9.33x6.35x1.45 in. 1.53 lbs.

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