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Introduction To Ocean Sciences (2ND 07 Edition)

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Developing scientific literacy by emphasizing the real-world process of science, this text provides an accessible introduction to the interrelated physical, chemical, biological, and geological processes of the oceans, atmosphere, and coasts.

The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated and offers improved pedagogy, an expanded art program featuring beautiful underwater photography by the author, and new multimedia resources for students and instructors.

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Segar (oceanography, U. of Liverpool, England) created this introductory ocean sciences text to be adapted for undergraduates at varying math and science levels. Topics addressed include: plate tectonics, water and seawater and their physical properties, ocean-atmosphere interactions, waves, tides, coastal oceans and estuaries, marine ecology, and pollution. Updates to this second edition include new opening vignettes and expanded coverage of the history of ocean exploration, the formation of the universe as related to water, taxonomy, and special ocean ecosystems. Critical thinking questions, chapter reviews, and abundant color images support the text. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"Introduction to Ocean Sciences" uses students' natural enthusiasm for the wonders of the ocean as a foundation for teaching core principles in this interdisciplinary field. Developing scientific literacy by emphasizing the real-world process of science, this text provides an accessible introduction to the interrelated physical, chemical, biological, and geological processes of the oceans, atmosphere, and coasts. The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated and offers improved pedagogy, an expanded art program featuring beautiful underwater photography by the author, and new multimedia resources for students and instructors.

Synopsis:

Introduction to Ocean Sciences uses students' natural enthusiasm for the wonders of the ocean as a foundation for teaching core principles in this interdisciplinary field.

About the Author

Douglas A. Segar (Ph.D. University of Liverpool, England) has performed research on diverse aspects of marine sciences, natural resource management, and environmental pollution, spending many months at sea on ocean research vessels of all sizes. He has taught ocean sciences at universities in Florida, California, and Alaska, including the Peralta Community College District and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and has directed several marine and environmental academic research centers. He has also worked in both private industry and government, including as a scientist with the U.S. Congress, where he investigated issues related to marine pollution, ocean dumping, fisheries conservation, habitat protection, marine mammal management, and endangered species, and acted as a representative in the negotiation of several international marine conservation treaties.Elaine Stamman Segar has a Master's degree in marine biology from Texas A&M University and is currently the Director for Laboratory Programmatic Assessment and Oversight with the office of the President of the University of California system.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393926293
Author:
Segar, Douglas A.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Segar, Elaine Stamman
Author:
Segar, Elaine S.
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Introduction to Ocean Sciences" uses students' natural enthusiasm for the wonders of the ocean as a foundation for teaching core principles in this interdisciplinary field. Developing scientific literacy by emphasizing the real-world process of science, this text provides an accessible introduction to the interrelated physical, chemical, biological, and geological processes of the oceans, atmosphere, and coasts. The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated and offers improved pedagogy, an expanded art program featuring beautiful underwater photography by the author, and new multimedia resources for students and instructors.
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