The Oceans: A Book of Questions and Answers

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Wiley, Apr 14, 1989 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
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Facts and technical data on the world′s oceans. The Oceans This guide to the most powerful and mysterious natural force is written for everyone who loves the ocean. The coverage is wide–ranging and in–depth, and the presentation underscores how important the oceans are to the inhabitants of this planet, and how their resources must be protected and best utilized for the welfare of humanity. In a lively, easy–to–read, question–and–answer format, The Oceans offers insights, facts and figures in answer to over 100 questions about the ocean. The information is organized into seven unique categories for study:
∗ The Physical Ocean
∗ The Biological Ocean
∗ The Meteorological Ocean
∗ The Chemical Ocean
∗ The Geological Ocean
∗ The Engineer′s Ocean
∗ The Global Ocean––Past, Present, and Future
The Oceans is filled with historical data, scientific theories, and sometimes surprising facts that will serve to increase your enjoyment and appreciation of the planet ocean. And, most likely, this knowledge will heighten your sense of awe for its immense natural forces.

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This is a well-illustrated guide to historical, physical, biological, chemical, geological, and meteorological aspects of the oceans. Groves, a scientist affiliated with the National Academy of ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

DON GROVES is currently a technical consultant to government, industrial firms, and academic institutions including the Institute for Defense Analysis and the Institute for Technology and Strategic Research. He was a senior staff scientist at the National Academy of Sciences--National Research Council from 1962 to 1988. His industrial experience has included work as an advanced system specialist in ocean science and engineering. A U.S. Naval Reserve Officer, Commander Groves served on active duty in Naval Engineering and Research both in the United States and overseas. He is the author of three books on ocean science, as well as over 250 articles that have appeared in national and international publications.

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