Introduction to Ocean Sciences

ISBN-10: 039392629X
ISBN-13: 9780393926293
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Book details

List price: $76.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/19/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 661
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.22" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 4.422
Language: English

Introduction to Ocean Sciencesuses students' natural enthusiasm for the wonders of the ocean as a foundation for teaching core principles in this interdisciplinary field. Developing scientific literacy by emphasizing the real-world process of science, this text provides an accessible introduction to the interrelated physical, chemical, biological, and geological processes of the oceans, atmosphere, and coasts. The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated and offers improved pedagogy, an expanded art program featuring beautiful underwater photography by the author, and new multimedia resources for students and instructors.

Douglas A. Segar (Ph.D. University of Liverpool, England) has performed research on diverse aspects of marine sciences, natural resource management, and environmental pollution, spending many months at sea on ocean research vessels of all sizes. He has taught ocean sciences at universities in Florida, California, and Alaska, including the Peralta Community College District and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and has directed several marine and environmental academic research centers. He has also worked in both private industry and government, including as a scientist with the U.S. Congress, where he investigated issues related to marine pollution, ocean dumping, fisheries conservation, habitat protection, marine mammal management, and endangered species, and acted as a representative in the negotiation of several international marine conservation treaties.

Preface
The Ocean Planet Includes a unique section on "How to Study Ocean Data,"
Covering graphs, contour plots and profiles, maps, charts, and scientific notation
History and Challenges of Ocean Studies
Studying the Oceans
This chapter provides fundamental explanations of the many methods by which ocean science data is gathered
Collecting it here gives students an overall appreciation of the interdisciplinary
Nature of ocean science before they dive into the discipline-oriented chapters
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