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A Scientist at the Seashore (Dover Science Books)

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"A marvelous excursion from the beach to the ends of the solar system . . . captivating."and#151;The New York Times

"So easy to understand yet so dense with knowledge that you'll never look at waves on a beach the same way again."and#151;San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the best popular science books."and#151;The Kansas City Star

"Perfect for the weekend scientist."and#151;The Richmond News-Leader

A noted physicist and popular science writer heads for the beach to answer common and uncommon questions about the ocean. James S. Trefil, author of Dover Publications' The Moment of Creation: Big Bang Physics from Before the First Millisecond to the Present Universe, explains why the sea is salty, how bubbles form on the water's surface, where waves come from, and other curiosities of the marine world. Dr. Trefil draws upon his unique gift for clarifying complex scientific principles and the theories behind them to present a narrative that is clear, accessible, and utterly compelling.

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A noted physicist and popular science writer explains why the sea is salty, how bubbles form on the water's surface, where waves come from, and other curiosities. 1987 edition.

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A noted physicist and popular science writer heads for the beach to answer common and uncommon questions about the ocean. James S. Trefil, one of the founders of modern quark theory, explains why the sea is salty, how bubbles form on the water's surface, where waves come from, and other curiosities of the marine world. Dr. Trefil draws upon his unique gift for clarifying complex scientific principles and the theories behind them to present a narrative that is clear, accessible, and utterly compelling. 1987 ed. 90 figures. 20 halftones.

Synopsis:

A noted physicist and popular science writer heads for the beach to answer common and uncommon questions about the ocean: why the sea is salty, how bubbles form on the water's surface, where waves come from, and other curiosities of the marine world. 90 figures. 20 halftones. 1987 edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Look at All That Water

2 The Salt Salt Sea

3 The Tides

4 The Search for Planet X

5 The Back of the Moon

6 Making Waves

7 The Surf

8 Bubbles in the Foam

9 The Shape of the Wave

10 Queen Anne's Pudding

11 Of Beaches and Baseballs

12 Castles in the Sand

13 Sailing Ships and Skeletons

14 Skipping Stones

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486445649
Author:
Walters, Gloria
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Illustrator:
Walters, Gloria
Author:
Trefil, James S.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Beaches
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Marine Biiology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Science Books
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 figures. 20 halftones
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.25 in 0.7 lb

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Coasts
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

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A noted physicist and popular science writer explains why the sea is salty, how bubbles form on the water's surface, where waves come from, and other curiosities. 1987 edition.

"Synopsis" by ,
A noted physicist and popular science writer heads for the beach to answer common and uncommon questions about the ocean. James S. Trefil, one of the founders of modern quark theory, explains why the sea is salty, how bubbles form on the water's surface, where waves come from, and other curiosities of the marine world. Dr. Trefil draws upon his unique gift for clarifying complex scientific principles and the theories behind them to present a narrative that is clear, accessible, and utterly compelling. 1987 ed. 90 figures. 20 halftones.

"Synopsis" by ,
A noted physicist and popular science writer heads for the beach to answer common and uncommon questions about the ocean: why the sea is salty, how bubbles form on the water's surface, where waves come from, and other curiosities of the marine world. 90 figures. 20 halftones. 1987 edition.

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