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Oceanography

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ISBN-10: 0534392598

ISBN-13: 9780534392598

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Tom S. Garrison

List price: $188.95
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This third edition of Essentials of Oceanography conveys Garrison?s enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science students taking the introductory course. It is a streamlined version of his best-selling Oceanography text, but was created specifically to meet the needs of the shorter course. This text provides students with a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use and the role and importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. It further enhances students? natural enthusiasm for the ocean with integrated technology and a stunning visual program. This revision presents the most current scientific information on…    
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Book details

List price: $188.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 6/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Tom Garrison (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is emeritus professor of Marine Science at Orange Coast College (OCC) 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 founding member of COSEE, writes a regular column for the journal Oceanography, and has written for National Geographic magazine. He was a winner of the prestigious Salgo-Noren Foundation Award for Excellence in College Teaching. Dr. Garrison was an Emmy Award team…    

Origins
History
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Ocean Basins
Sediments
Water
Atmospheric Circulation
Ocean Circulation
Waves
Tides
Coasts
Life in the Ocean
Pelagic Communities
Benthic Communities
Uses and Abuses of the Ocean
Afterword
Measurements and Conversions
Geological Time
Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation
Maps and Charts
Working in Marine Science
Glossary
Credits
Index