Invitation to Oceanography

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Science - 555 pages
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
Dredging
15
Early Scientific Investigations
17
MARINE ARCHEOLOGY
23
Study Guide
27
PHYSICS
268
Marine Ecology
283
Kingdom Fungi
291
Hydrostatic Pressure
301
Functional Morphology of Fishes Nekton
307
FEATURES
335
317
345
PHYSICS
356

POWERS OF 10
41
A Trek to the Crest of the MidAtlantic Ridge
47
Study Guide
57
136
58
CHAPTER 3
61
FEATURES
72
140
75
THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT
77
THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE
80
Study Guide
86
CHAPTER 4
91
DUST STORMS
102
142
111
THE DRYING UP OF
124
Ocean Circulation
133
The Solutes of Seawater
140
Factors that Regulate the Salinity of Seawater
146
DESALINATION
164
PHYSICS
168
THE SEASURFACE MICROLAYER
176
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
178
17
201
23
209
Study Guide
222
Waves in the Ocean
227
Storm Waves outside the Generating Area
237
Coastal
243
26
261
FEATURES
262
Study Guide
360
The Dynamic
365
FEATURES
371
GEOLOGY
374
GEOLOGY
382
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
392
437
393
CURRENTMEASURING TECHNIQUES
399
Origin of Estuaries
400
BIOLOGY
406
GEOLOGY
414
Biology of Corals
424
Study Guide
430
Study Guide
451
GEOLOGY
460
Phosphate Deposits
463
461
476
BIOLOGY
484
THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE
504
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
510
378
542
244
543
157
544
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
548
414
551
222
554
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