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The Oceans

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071381772
With:
Prager, Ellen J.
Author:
Earle, Sylvia A.
Author:
Prager, Ellen
Author:
Prager, Ellen J.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Location:
New York
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Ocean
Subject:
Marine Biology
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Bibliography.Includes index.
Series Volume:
no. 48
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
8.98x6.24x1.01 in. 1.19 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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