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“How do the oceans work?” To help students find the answers, Trujillo and Thurman present in-depth and rigorous discussions of oceanographic concepts and demystify the science for the non-science student. Their systems approach highlights the interdisciplinary relationship between oceanographic phenomena and how those phenomena affect other Earth systems. Scientific information from geology, chemistry, physics, and biology combine to illustrate how each of these disciplines relates to the ocean. This unique combination of rigor and accessibility has made Essentials of Oceanography ,10/e, the best-selling brief book–and one of the best-sellers overall–in oceanography. 

Synopsis:

“How do the oceans work?” To help you find the answers, Trujillo and Thurman present in-depth discussions of oceanographic concepts and demystify the science even for non-science students. Their systems approach highlights the relationship between oceanographic phenomena and how those phenomena affect other Earth systems. Scientific information from geology, chemistry, physics, and biology combine to illustrate how each of these disciplines relates to the ocean. 

About the Author

Alan P. Trujillo teaches at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, CA, where he is co-Director of the Oceanography Program and Chair of the Earth Sciences Department.  He received his bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California at Davis and his master’s degree in geology from Northern Arizona University, afterwards working for several years in industry as a development geologist, hydrogeologist, and computer specialist.  Al began teaching in the Earth Sciences Department at Palomar in 1990 and in 1997 was awarded Palomar’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He has co-authored Introductory Oceanography with Hal Thurman and is a contributing author for the textbooks Earth and Earth Science.  In addition to writing and teaching, Al works as a naturalist and lecturer aboard natural history expedition vessels in Alaska and the Sea of Cortez/Baja California.  His research interests include beach processes, sea cliff erosion, and computer applications in oceanography.  Al and his wife, Sandy, have two children, Karl and Eva.

 

Harold V. Thurman retired in May 1994, after 24 years of teaching in the Earth Sciences Department of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.  Interest in geology led to a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma A&M University, followed by seven years working as a petroleum geologist, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico, where his interest in oceans developed.  He earned a master’s degree from California State University at Los Angeles and then joined the Earth sciences faculty at Mt. San Antonio College.  Other books that Hal has co-authored include Introductory Oceanography (with Alan Trujillo) and a marine biology textbook.  He has also written articles on the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic Oceans for the 1994 edition of World Book Encyclopedia and served as a consultant on the National Geographic publication Realms of the Sea.  He still enjoys going to sea on vacations with his wife Iantha.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.  Introduction to Planet “Earth”

Chapter 2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor

Chapter 3. Marine Provinces

Chapter 4. Marine Sediments

Chapter 5. Water and Seawater

Chapter 6. Air–Sea Interaction

Chapter 7. Ocean Circulation

Chapter 8. Waves and Water Dynamics

Chapter 9. Tides

Chapter 10. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes

Chapter 11. The Coastal Ocean

Chapter 12. Marine Life and the Marine Environment

Chapter 13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer

Chapter 14. Animals of the Pelagic Environment

Chapter 15. Animals of the Benthic Environment

Chapter 16. The Oceans and Climate Change

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321668127
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Author:
Thurman, Harold V.
Author:
Trujillo, Alan P.
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2010
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
11 x 9.72 x 0.76 in 1234 gr

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“How do the oceans work?” To help you find the answers, Trujillo and Thurman present in-depth discussions of oceanographic concepts and demystify the science even for non-science students. Their systems approach highlights the relationship between oceanographic phenomena and how those phenomena affect other Earth systems. Scientific information from geology, chemistry, physics, and biology combine to illustrate how each of these disciplines relates to the ocean. 
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