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Invitation to Oceanography

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Thoroughly updated to include the most recent and fascinating discoveries in oceanography, the Fifth Edition takes great strides to be the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and student-friendly resource available today. Its content continues to span the four major divisions of ocean science: geology, chemistry, physics and biology, while maintaining the conversational voice for which it is acclaimed. The Fifth Edition boasts many exciting updates, including a new chapter on global climate change that educates students on global warming in the 21st century and its likely impact on ocean systems. With new end-of-chapter questions, new color photographs and illustrations, and an expanded assortment of Selected Readings, Invitation to Oceanography is a must-have in any marine science classroom

Book News Annotation:

Written in an accessible, conversational tone, this attractive, color-illustrated introductory text deals with the processes that affect the oceans' water, sea floor, and life forms. The first two chapters review the history of ocean research and describe the fundamental structure of the Earth's interior and its exterior ocean basins. Later chapters examine the geology, chemistry, physics, and biology of the sea. These chapters provide a framework for understanding the next section of the book on ocean ecosystems, environmental stresses, and, in a chapter new to this fifth edition, the role of the oceans in climate change. The updated art program features color photos and drawings on every page. This fifth edition also includes new chapter questions of three different types: review questions, essay questions, and calculation questions. A companion web site provides chapter lecture outlines, quizzes, a math tutor, and animated flashcards. The author teaches at Colgate University. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Science : Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Pinet, Paul R.
Science : Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
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10.70x8.90x.90 in. 2.91 lbs.

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