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An Introduction to the World's Oceans

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An Introduction to the World's Oceans, 8/e is an introductory oceanography text intended for students without a background in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, or biology. It emphasizes the role of basic scientific principles in helping understand the processes that govern the ocean and the earth.

A major objective of An Introduction to the World's Oceans is to stimulate student interest and curiosity by blending contemporary information and research with basic principles to form an integrated introduction to the sciences of the oceans. To keep the text as current as possible, the authors conduct their own research and examine other findings such as analyzing satellite data and large-scale oceanographic programs. From this vast amount of data, they select interesting, relevant, and understandable examples that illustrate contemporary principles of oceanography.

An Introduction to the World's Oceans places greater emphasis on the physical and geological aspects of the oceans than on the chemical and geochemical properties, because the latter disciplines require more specific background knowledge. An ecological approach helps integrate the biological chapters with other subjects. Students are encouraged to look at oceanography as a cohesive and united discipline rather than a collection of subjects gathered under a marine umbrella. As with all previous editions, the authors continue to make each chapter stand as independently as possible, so that professors can assign chapters in the order that best suits their classrooms.

About the Author

Keith Sverdrup is a professor at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.Alyn Duxbury is a professor at the University of Washington - Seattle. Alison Duxbury is a professor at North Seattle Community College.

Table of Contents

The History of Oceanography

Prologue: The History of Oceanography

1 The Water Planet

2 Plate Tectonics

3 The Sea Floor and Its Sediments

4 The Physical Properties of Water

5 The Chemistry of Seawater

6 The Structure and Motion of the Atmosphere

7 Circulation and Ocean Structure

8 The Currents

9 The Waves

10 The Tides

11 Coasts, Beaches, and Estuaries

12 Environmental Issues and Concerns

13 The Living Ocean

14 Production and Life

15 The Plankton: Drifters of the Open Ocean

16 The Nekton: Free Swimmers of the Sea

17 The Benthos: Dwellers of the Sea Floor

Appendix A: Scientific (or Exponential) Notation

Appendix B: SI Units

Appendix C: Equations and Quantitative Relationships

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072945553
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Subject:
Oceanography
Author:
Sverdrup, Keith
Author:
Duxbury, Alyn C.
Author:
Duxbury, Alyn
Author:
Sverdrup, Keith A.
Author:
Duxbury, Alison
Author:
Duxbury, Alison B.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Dimensions:
11.04x9.22x.82 in. 3.15 lbs.

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