Invitation to Oceanography

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Science - 555 pages
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Invitation to Oceanography, Third Edition provides students with a fundamental overview of the four major branches of ocean science: geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. The approach used is a broad one, relying on basic concepts to explain the ocean's many mysteries. Anybody -- whether sailor, surfer, beachcomber, or student -- can learn about the processes and creatures of the oceans by reading this visually exciting book.
 

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Contents

The Growth
3
CHAPTER
5
CHAPTER
9
CHAPTER
14
Early Scientific Investigations
17
MARINE ARCHEOLOGY
23
Study Guide
27
Bathymetric Provinces
35
Kingdom Fungi
291
Hydrostatic Pressure
301
Functional Morphology of Fishes Nekton
307
102
327
FEATURES
335
Primary Production in the Ocean
338
307
344
PHYSICS
356

POWERS OF 10
41
A TREK TO THE CREST
47
CHAPTER 3
61
The Geomagnetic Field
66
43
67
Subduction Zones
72
THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT
77
A Summary of Global Plate Tectonics
80
47
88
CHAPTER 4
91
DUST STORMS
102
FEATURES
124
Preview
133
The Solutes of Seawater
140
Factors that Regulate the Salinity of Seawater
146
DESALINATION
164
THE SEASURFACE MICROLAYER
176
POWERS OF 10
178
The WindDriven Currents of the Sea Surface
192
Water Masses and DensityDriven
208
120
214
Study Guide
222
Waves in the Ocean
227
Shoreline Under Storm Conditions
240
FEATURES
262
PHYSICS
268
Marine Ecology
285
Study Guide
360
The Dynamic
365
CHAPTER 4
366
FEATURES
371
GEOLOGY
372
CHAPTER 6
392
494
393
194
399
Origin of Estuaries
400
BIOLOGY
406
CHAPTER 5
421
Law of the Sea Treaty
456
GEOLOGY
460
CobaltRich Oceanic Crusts
462
461
476
Dredging
492
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
510
Biology of Corals
512
158
541
BarrierIsland Landscape
542
244
543
Fisheries
548
Oxygen
549
414
551
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