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Oceanography and Marine Biology An Introduction to Marine Science

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ISBN-10: 0878936025

ISBN-13: 9780878936021

Edition: 2012

Authors: David W. Townsend

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List price: $229.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.70" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

Early Foundations of the Ocean Sciences
The Early Ocean Voyagers
The Principles of Navigation
Dealing with Spherical Geometry of the Earth
Coming Out of the Dark Ages: The Renaissance Europeans
Post-Renaissance Ocean Exploration
The Birth of Oceanography
Oceanography and Marine Biology: Late Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Century
Origins and Connections: Science, the Universe, Earth, and Life
What Is Science?
Origins: Where Did the Earth and Its Oceans Come From?
Earth's Internal Structure
An Introduction to Geophysics
The Origin of Life
The Ocean Floor: its Formation and Evolution
Continental Drift
Marine Sediments
Water: Its Chemical and Physical Properties
Basic Chemistry: Chemical Bonds
Physical-Chemical Properties of Water
Properties of Salt Water
Vertical Structure in the Ocean
Atmospheric Circulation and Ocean Currents
Light in the Sea
Atmospheric Circulation
Ocean Circulation
Waves and Tides
The Basics of Ocean Waves
Introduction to Life in the Sea
The Basics of Marine Biology: Photosynthesis and Respiration
Nutrients and Limiting Factors
Biological Production in the Oceans
Food Chains and Food Webs
Factors Controlling the Distribution of Marine Organisms
Taxonomy of Marine Organisms
The Primary Producers
The Phytoplankton
The Macroalgae (the Seaweeds)
The Zooplankton
The Meroplankton
The Holoplankton
The Meso-, Macro-, and Megazooplankton
Marine Invertebrates
The Benthos
Nectonic Invertebrates
The Cephalopod Molluscs
The Fishes
The Jawless Fishes
The Cartilaginous Fishes
The Bony Fishes
General Biology of Marine Fishes
Marine Environments
The Intertidal Zone
Salt Marshes
Mangrove Forests
Coral Reefs
The Deep-Sea Environment
Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals
Marine Reptiles
Sea Birds
Marine Mammals
Marine Resources and Fisheries Science
Historical Context
The Fishing Industry
Fisheries (Mis)Management
Human Impacts
Marine Pollution
Global Climate Change