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Introductory Oceanography

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ISBN-10: 0138570612

ISBN-13: 9780138570613

Edition: 9th 2001 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Harold V. Thurman, Elizabeth A. Burton

List price: $103.00
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For introductory courses in Oceanography found in departments of geology or biology. A popular introduction to the study of the world's oceans that provides a straightforward and comprehensive presentation of the subject. It covers fundamental topics such as the origins of marine life, the physical properties of the oceans, and the chemistry of seawater. New issues have been added to give students timely coverage of high interest topics, including Global Warming and Sea Level Rise, Beaches or Bedrooms: The Dynamic Coastal Environment, Sharks, and Illegal Immigration: Ballast Water and Exotic Species. The book approaches marine biology from an ecological perspective rather than a taxonomic…    
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List price: $103.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/18/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 554
Size: 8.54" wide x 11.10" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

Alan P. Trujillo teaches at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, CA, where he is co-Director of the Oceanography Program and Chair of the Earth Sciences Department. He received his bachelor's degree in geology from the University of California at Davis and his master's degree in geology from Northern Arizona University, afterwards working for several years in industry as a development geologist, hydrogeologist, and computer specialist. Al began teaching in the Earth Sciences Department at Palomar in 1990 and in 1997 was awarded Palomar's Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has co-authored Introductory Oceanography with Hal Thurman and is a contributing author for…    

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Summary, Key Terms, Questions and Exercises, References, Suggested Reading, and Web Resources.)
The History of Ocean Exploration and Ocean Science
Early Evidence of Ocean Travel
The Scientific Discoveries of the Greeks and Romans
The Middle Ages and the Ming Dynasty
European Exploration and the Renaissance
The Beginning of Ocean Science
Twentieth Century Oceanography
Beginnings of the Universe, Earth, and Life
The Universe and the Solar System
Origin of the Solar System and of Earth
The Composition of Earth
Relative and Absolute Dating
Origin of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Cycling and Mass Balance
The Origin of Life
Global Plate Tectonics
Evidence for Plate Tectonics from the Continents
Evidence for Plate Tectonics from the Oceans
Plate Boundaries
Marine Provinces
Continental Margin Marine Provinces
Marine Sediments
Sediment Sources
Classification of Marine Sediments
Controls of Oceanic Sediment Accumulation
Distribution of Oceanic Sediments
The Physical Properties of Water and Seawater
The Water Molecule
Surface Tension and Viscosity
Light Transmission in Water
Sound Transmission in Seawater
The Thermal Properties of Water
The Water Cycle
The Chemistry of Seawater
The Dissolving Power of Water
Ocean Water Salinity
Seawater Density
Dissolved Gases in Water
Acidity and Alkalinity
Organic Chemistry of Seawater
Variations in Seawater Composition with Depth and Latitude
Source of the Salts
Biogeochemical Cycles
Air-Sea Interaction
Solar Energy Received by Earth
Heat Flow and the Coriolis Effect
Heat Budget of the World Ocean and Climate Patterns
Ice Formation
Energy from Ocean Thermal Gradients
Ocean Circulation
Horizontal Circulation
Vertical Circulation
Antarctic Circulation
Atlantic Ocean Circulation
Pacific Ocean Circulation
Indian Ocean Circulation
El Nioo-Southern Oscillation Events
Power from the Winds and Currents
Definition of a Wave
Wave Characteristics
Making Waves
Interaction with the Shore
Storm Surges
Internal Waves
Harnessing Wave Energy
Generating Tides
Equtilibrium Theory of Tides
Prediction of Equilibrium Tides
Dynamic Theory of Tides
Types of Tides
Tides Observed throughout the World
Tides as a Source of Power
The Shore
Plate Tectonics and the Coasts
Coastal Terminology
Classification of Coasts
U.S. Coastal Conditions
Coastal Development
Coastal Water and Marginal Seas
Coastal Water Circulation
Serious Loss of Valuable Wetlands
Marginal Seas
The Marine Environment
Marine Organisms and the Chemistry of Their Environment
Marine Organisms and the Physical Properties of Their Environment
The Distribution of Life
Classifying Organisms
Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer
Classification of Organisms
Macroscopic Algae and Plants
Microscopic Algae
Primary Productivity
Ecosystems and Energy Transfer
Ozone Depletion and Phytoplankton Production
Animals of the Pelagic Environment
Staying above the Ocean Floor
Adaptations for Seeking Prey
Marine Mammals
Group Behavior
Other Adaptive Behaviors
Animals of the Benthic Environment
Distribution of Benthic Animals
Animals of Rocky Shores
Animals of Sediment-Covered Shores
Animals of the Shallow Offshore Ocean Floor
Coral Reefs
Animals of the Deep-Ocean Floor