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

Oceanography
3
CHAPTER
9
CHAPTER S CHAPTER
13
CHAPTER
14
PHYSICS
23
CONVERSIONS
29
Oceanus
31
The Earths Topography and Bathymetry
40
Kingdom Fungi
291
Salinity
299
Functional Morphology of Fishes Nekton
307
KILLER WHALES
311
BIOLOGY
314
Energy and Trophic Dynamics
325
Bacteria as Decomposers
331
VOLCANIC VENT COMMUNITIES
334

POWERS OF 10
44
A Trek to the Crest of the MidAtlantic Ridge
47
Study Guide
57
THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT
77
CHAPTER
80
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
85
Factors that Control Sedimentation
93
GEOLOGY
94
GEOLOGY PROBING THE SEA FLOOR
102
DeepSea Sedimentation
110
DeepSea Stratigraphy
120
GEOLOGY THE DRYING UP OF
122
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
127
The Solutes of Seawater
140
Principle of Constant Proportion
146
Oxygen
159
CHEMICAL TECHNIQUES
164
PHYSICS
168
CHEMISTRY
176
CHAPTER 6
183
ORDER OF MAGNITUDE
186
151
189
CURRENTMEASURING TECHNIQUES
192
157
197
157
203
HURRICANES AND TYPHOONS
206
VOLUME TRANSPORT
218
CHAPTER 7
225
Motion of the Wave Form
235
Shoreline Under Storm Conditions
243
CHAPTER 7
244
Tsunamis
250
Equilibrium Model ofTides
263
Preview
268
Elongated Basins
272
SPEED OF THE TIDE
276
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
278
Marine Ecology
285
FEATURES
335
SATELLITE OCEANOGRAPHY
342
Estimates of Plant and Fish Production
348
of Upwelling Water
354
MIGRANTS
356
CAPE COD MASSACHUSETTS
372
PADRE ISLAND TEXAS
382
OCEAN CITY
389
Origin of Estuaries
400
CHESAPEAKE
406
Study Guide
413
SALTMARSH EVOLUTION
414
Biology of Corals
421
and Their Biota
435
The Oceanic Realm
441
BIOLOGY
448
Preview
456
CobaltRich Oceanic Crusts
462
461
476
463
483
BIOLOGY
487
471
489
Dredging
493
CHAPTER 15
494
THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE
503
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
510
BIOLOGY
514
Properties of the Earth
517
Glossary
525
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
536
222
541
230
542
414
543
350
548
430
551
PHYSICS
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