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Oceanography : An Invitation To Marine Science (2001)
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Adult Nonfiction551.46/GARRISON,TDue 08-20-14
Published: Australia ; Pacific Grove, CA : Wadsworth-Brooks/Cole, c2002
Edition:  4th ed
Description:  xxi, 554 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN/ISSN: 053437557X,
Language:  English




1. An ocean world -- A marine point of view -- Marine science, oceanography, and the nature of science -- The origin of the earth -- Earth and ocean -- The origin of live -- The distant future of earth? -- 2. A history of oceanography -- Making marine history -- Voyaging begins -- Science for voyaging -- Voyaging for science -- The first scientific expeditions -- Voyages for science in the twentieth century -- The rise of oceanographic institutions -- Satellite oceanography -- Alphabet oceanography -- History in progress -- 3. Plate tectonics -- A dangerous breakthrough -- A layered earth -- The evidence for layering -- Toward a new understanding of earth -- Plate boundaries -- The confirmation of plate tectonics -- An overview, problems, and implications -- 4. Continental margins and ocean basins -- Trieste at the bottom -- Bathymetry -- The topography of ocean floors -- Continental margins -- Deep-ocean basins -- The grand tour -- 5. Sediments -- The memory of the ocean -- What sediments look like -- Classifying sediment by particle size -- Classifying sediment by source -- The distribution of marine sediments -- The sediments of continental margins -- The sediments of deep-ocean basins -- Sediments : an overview -- Studying sediments -- Sediments as historical records -- The economic importance of marine sediments -- 6. Water and ocean structure -- Icebergs -- The water molecule -- Water and heat -- Global thermostatic effects -- Temperature, salinity, and water density -- Refraction, light, and sound -- Light in the ocean -- Sound in the ocean -- 7. Seawater chemistry -- Cooking up the recipe for water -- The dissolving power of water -- Seawater -- Dissolved gases -- Acid-base balance -- 8. Atmospheric circulation -- Riding the winds -- Composition and properties of the atmosphere -- Atmospheric circulation-- Wind patterns -- Storms -- 9. Ocean circulation -- Going with the flow -- Surface currents -- Effects of surface currents on climate -- Upwelling and downwelling -- El Niño, La Niña -- Thermohaline circulation -- Studying currents -- 10. Wave dynamics and wind waves -- Surfing -- Ocean waves -- Classifying waves -- Deep-water waves, shallow-water waves -- Wind waves -- Interference and rogue waves -- Wind waves approaching shore -- Internal waves--

11. Tsunami, seiches, and tides -- The gods of Lituya Bay -- A word about "tidal waves" -- Storm surges -- Seiches -- Tsunami and seismic sea waves -- Tides and the forces that generate them -- The equilibrium theory of tides -- The dynamic theory of the tides -- Tide and marine organisms -- Power from the tides -- 12. Coasts -- Very carefully! -- Coast and shore -- Classifying coasts -- Primary coasts -- Secondary coasts -- Beaches -- Large-scale features of secondary coasts -- Coasts formed by biological activity -- Estuaries -- Characteristics of U.S. coasts -- Human interference in coastal processes -- 13. Life in the ocean -- The breath of the planet -- Being alive -- Biogeochemical cycles -- Limiting factors -- Evolution and life in the ocean -- Classification of oceanic life -- Physical factors affecting marine life -- Organisms and ocean together -- Classifications of the marine environment -- 14. Primary producers -- The forest beneath the waves -- The capture and flow of energy -- Primary productivity -- Plankton -- Larger marine producers -- 15. Marine animals -- "...silver-shining, swift, strong, streamlined..." -- The origin of animals -- Introducing the invertebrates -- The worm phyla -- The advanced invertebrates -- The chordates -- Fishes -- The problems of fishes -- Amphibians -- Marine reptiles -- Marine birds -- Marine mammals -- 16. Marine communities -- The resourceful hermit -- Marine communities -- Organisms within communities -- Change in marine communities -- Examples of marine communities -- Symbiotic interactions and dependencies -- 17. Marine resources -- An endless supply? -- Classes of marine resources -- Physical resources -- Marine energy -- Biological resources -- Nonextractive resources -- The law of the sea -- 18. Environmental concerns -- A cautionary tale -- Marine pollution -- Habitat destruction -- Global changes -- What can be done? -- Appendix I. Measurements and conversions -- Appendix II. Geological time -- Appendix III. Latitude and longitude, time, and navigation -- Appendix IV. Maps and charts -- Appendix V. The Coriolis effect -- Appendix VI. Taxonomic classification of marine organisms -- Appendix VII. Calculating the tide generating force -- Appendix VIII. Working in marine science

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