Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science

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Cengage Learning, Jul 31, 2012 - Science - 608 pages
Cengage Learning in partnership with National Geographic Society brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory oceanography courses. OCEANOGRAPHY provides a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, as well as the role and importance of the ocean in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. Bestselling author Tom Garrison emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its links to biology, chemistry, geology, physics, meteorology, astronomy, ecology, history, and economics. Enable your students to purchase the right solution to meet their needs, whether it's a traditional printed text, all digital learning platform, or package that includes the best of both worlds. With the recently updated Oceanography 8th Edition and CourseMate's interactive teaching and learning tools, it's never been easier to help students understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean.
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Contents

A History of Marine Science
30
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
66
Ocean Basins
112
Ocean Sediments
148
Water and Ocean Structure
174
Ocean Chemistry
206
Circulation of the Atmosphere
226
Circulation of the Ocean
262
Marine Resources
492
The Ocean and the Environment
516
Afterword
547
Measurements and Conversions
548
Geologic Time
552
Latitude and Longitude Time and Navigation
553
Maps and Charts
556
The Beaufort Scale
560

Waves
296
Tides
330
Coasts
350
Life in the Ocean
384
Plankton Algae and Plants
412
Marine Animals
436
Marine Communities
470
Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms
561
Periodic Table of the Elements
563
Working in Marine Science
564
The World Ocean Seafloor
568
Glossary
576
Index
594
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