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Essentials of Oceanography - Harold V. Thurman

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Revised for increased readability and streamlined for clarity, this text is designed to accompany an introductory college-level course in oceanography. This insightful, ecologically sensitive presentation of the relationship of scientific principles to ocean phenomena is made even more relevant to a new generation of teachers and students by pairing new co-author Alan Trujillo with renowned author Harold V. Thurman.

*Preface*Introduction*Introduction to Planet "Earth."*Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor*Marine Provinces*Marine Sediments*Water and Seawater*Air-Sea Interaction*Ocean Circulation*Waves and Water Dynamics*Tides*The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes*The Coastal Ocean*The Marine Habitat*Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer*Animals of the Pelagic Environment*Animals of the Benthic Environment*Afterword *Appendix I: Metric and English Units Compared*Appendix II: Latitude and Longitude on Earth*Appendix III: Geographic Locations*Appendix IV: Careers in Oceanography*Glossary*Index

ISBN: 9780137273485
ISBN-10: 0137273487
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 527
Published: December 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 20.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 6