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Laboratory Exercises in Oceanography

ISBN-10: 0716737426
ISBN-13: 9780716737421
Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $99.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 10/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.716

Dr. Bernard W. Pipkin is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California. He received his doctorate from the University of Arizona and is a licensed geologist and certified engineering geologist in the state of California. After graduation he worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a variety of military and civil projects, from large dams to pioneer roads in rough terrain for microwave sites. He has been a consulting engineering geologist as well as a university teacher since 1965. Dr. Pipkin is past president of the National Association of Geology Teachers and is a Fellow in the Geological Society of America. He hosted the PBS 30-part program Oceanus that won a local Emmy for Best Educational Television Series. In 1995 he shared the Clare Holdredge Award with Richard Proctor from the Association of Engineering Geologists for their book ENGINEERING GEOLOGY PRACTICE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. He currently lectures on geology on cruise ships and at last count, he and his wife Faye have been involved in 26 cruises throughout the world. Dr. Pipkin is a private pilot with a flight instructor's rating; he took many of the aerial photos in the book. They have three grown children and five grandchildren and live south of Los Angeles on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Preface
Introduction
Exercises
Bathymetry - The Shape of the Sea Floor
Marine Charts or Finding Your Way Around
Sea Floor Spreading and Plate Tectonics
Geography of the Oceans
Materials of the Sea Floor and How We Study Them
Temperatures of Seawater
Salinity of Seawater
Water Masses and How We Study Them
Surface Currents
Tides
Waves at Sea
Waves in Shallow Water and Beach Erosion
Hurricanes - NEW
Oceanography from Space - NEW
Distribution of Marine Life
Primary and Secondary Productivity
El Nino - NEW
Marine Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycles
Plankton
Marine Adaptations and the Deep Sea Environment
Estuaries
Littoral Ecosystems and Environmental Impact - NEW
Paleoceanography

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