Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science
The Seventh Edition of OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE maintains the author's enthusiasm for his subject and engaging writing style, which have made this text a trusted and effective favorite among non-science students. Tom Garrison brings focus and excitement to students' natural interest in the ocean by drawing on more than thirty years of teaching experience, as well as the extensive suggestions he collects from students while preparing each new edition. 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. Garrison also emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its links to biology, chemistry, geology, physics, meteorology, astronomy, ecology, history, and economics. In addition to coverage of new research, the Seventh Edition features increased information on climate change, with icons throughout the book to help students easily identify and connect the many factors that affect the world's climate and oceans. An outstanding range of support resources, including many multimedia items, is also available to complement the text and make teaching and learning even more effective.
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