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Oceanography An Invitation to Marine Science

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ISBN-10: 053437557X

ISBN-13: 9780534375577

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: Tom S. Garrison

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List price: $167.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/11/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

Tom Garrison (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a professor of Marine Science at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, one of the largest undergraduate marine science departments in the United States. Dr. Garrison also holds an adjunct professorship at the University of Southern California. He has been named the country's Outstanding Marine Educator by the National Marine Technology Society, is a member of the COSEE staff, writes a regular column for the journal Oceanography, and was a winner of the prestigious Salgo-Noren Foundation Award for Excellence in College Teaching as well as the University of Texas NISOD award for academic leadership. Dr. Garrison was an Emmy…    

Knowing the Ocean World
Origins
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Continental Margins and Ocean Basins
Sediments
Water and Ocean Structure
Ocean Chemistry
Circulation of the Atmosphere
Circulation of the Ocean
Waves
Tides
Coasts
Life in the Ocean
Plankton, Algae, and Plants
Marine Animals
Marine Communities
Marine Resources
Environmental Concerns
Afterword
Measurements and Conversions
Geological Time
Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation
Maps and Charts
The Coriolis Effect
Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms
Calculating the Tide Generating Force
Periodic Table of the Elements
The Beaufort Scale
Working in Marine Science
Glossary Credits
Index