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Oceanography An Invitation to Marine Science

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ISBN-10: 0534408877

ISBN-13: 9780534408879

Edition: 5th 2005

Authors: Tom Garrison

List price: $242.95
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This Fifth Edition of OCEANOGRAPHY conveys Garrison's enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science students and concentrates on maximizing student learning. Garrison brings focus and excitement to students' natural appreciation of the complexities of the ocean with integrated technology and a stunning visual program. Drawing on his more than thirty years of teaching experience, Garrison is intent on writing for how students learn best: he is the only oceanography author to consistently consult students about each new edition and incorporate their suggestions, creating a dynamic, current student focus. He provides students with a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities,…    
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Book details

List price: $242.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/19/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 976
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

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