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Title:
Oceanography : a view of the earth
Author:
Gross, M. Grant (Meredith Grant), 1933-
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
xi, 497 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780136296751
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This outstanding overview, like its predecessors, introduces readerO s to the oceanO s complex systems and their impact on our lives and futures. As an underlying theme, the author explains science as a process of continual inquiry and open testing of ideas. The "Seventh Edition" reflects the most recent advances and developments in ocean and other earth sciences.


Table of Contents

1 The Origins of Oceanography
2 Earth and Its Ocean
3 Plate Tectonics
4 Seawater
5 Sediments
6 The Atmosphere
7 Ocean and Climate
8 Currents
9 Waves
10 Tides
11 Oceanic Life and Ecosystems
12 Open-Ocean Plankton and Nekton
13 Benthos
14 Coasts, Coastal Oceans and Large Lakes
15 The Ocean on a Changing Earth
Appendices
1 Conversion Factors
2 Useful Data about Earth and its Oceans
3 Presenting Data
4 Careers in Oceanography
5 Classification of Marine Organisms
6 People in Oceanography
7 Geologic Time Scale
Glossary
Index