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Essentials of Oceanography

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This third edition of Essentials of Oceanography conveys Garrison?s enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science students taking the introductory course. It is a streamlined version of his best-selling Oceanography text, but was created specifically to meet the needs of the shorter course. This text provides students with a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use and the role and importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. It further enhances students? natural enthusiasm for the ocean with integrated technology and a stunning visual program. This revision presents the most current scientific information on topics such as global warming as well as an improved and expanded illustration program. In addition, there is an increased emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its connections with astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, biology, ecology, history, and economics. Garrison brings focus and excitement to students? appreciation of the complex nature of the ocean and its interactions with other systems. Tom Garrison recently held student focus groups to discuss their impressions of Essentials of Oceanography and to hear their suggestions for improving the text. Nearly all changes to this new edition stem from student suggestions.

About the Author

Named Outstanding Marine Educator by the National Marine Technology Society, Tom Garrison writes market-leading textbooks that enliven students' interest in the ocean, as well as a regular column on ocean education for the journal OCEANOGRAPHY. His knowledge, combined with a gift for engaging writing, has garnered Tom an Emmy Award for his work on the OCEANUS television course and a prestigious Excellence in College Teaching Award from the Salgo-Noren Foundation. Garrison also served as a writer and science advisor for THE ENDLESS VOYAGE for PBS. Tom's books, born out of his desire to share his excitement about the ocean with others, are widely used at colleges and universities throughout North America, Asia, and Australia. These oceanography texts have allowed him to reach beyond the walls of Orange Coast College and into the minds and imaginations of tens of thousands of students. Tom is a regular lecturer at Hong Kong University and will be consulting with the Peoples Republic of China on their national ocean education at Peking University starting this summer.

Table of Contents

1. Origins. 2. History. 3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics. 4. Ocean Basins. 5. Sediments. 6. Water. 7. Atmospheric Circulation. 8. Ocean Circulation. 9. Waves. 10. Tides. 11. Coasts. 12. Life in the Ocean. 13. Pelagic Communities. 14. Benthic Communities. 15. Uses and Abuses of the Ocean. Afterword. Appendix I: Measurements and Conversions. Appendix II: Geological Time. Appendix III: Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation. Appendix IV: Maps and Charts. Appendix V: Working in Marine Science. Glossary. Credits. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780534389482
Publisher:
Brooks Cole 1. Origins. 2. History. 3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics. 4. Ocean Basins. 5. Sediments. 6. Water. 7. Atmospheric Circulation. 8. Ocean Circulation. 9. Waves. 10. Tides. 11. Coasts. 12. Life in the Ocean. 13. Pelagic Communities. 1
Subject:
Oceanography
Author:
Garrison, Tom S.
Publication Date:
20030618
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Pages:
368

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Product details 368 pages Brooks Cole 1. Origins. 2. History. 3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics. 4. Ocean Basins. 5. Sediments. 6. Water. 7. Atmospheric Circulation. 8. Ocean Circulation. 9. Waves. 10. Tides. 11. Coasts. 12. Life in the Ocean. 13. Pelagic Communities. 1 - English 9780534389482 Reviews:
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