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Introducing Oceanography

Product Code: MPION
Series: Miscellaneous titles
Author/Editor: By David Thomas and David G. Bowers
Publication Date: 20 September 2012
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Published by Dunedin Academic Press. Distributed by GSL from March 2015.

Paperback, 195 x 162mm

Two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. Over recent decades developments in ocean science have dramatically improved our understanding of the key role oceans play in the Earth System, and how vital they are for regulating global climate. Humans depend on the oceans for many resources, but at the same time their impacts on the marine systems around the world are of increasing concern. Introducing Oceanography has been written by two leading oceanographers to provide a succinct overview of the science of the study of the seas for students and for the interested adult wanting a topical guide to this enormous and complex subject. The initial chapters describe the oceans and the forces at work within them. The authors then discuss the effects of light, the chemistry of the seas and the food web before surveying biological oceanography in the main oceanic regions. The final chapter looks at the methodology of ocean study. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in oceanography has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of declining resources or climate change and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary. 

See the GeoGifts page for other "Introducing" titles.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781780460017
Publisher: Distributed by GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Weight: 0.42 kg

Contents

1. The water in the oceans; 2. Density and density flows; 3. Ocean waves; 4. Flow in the oceans; 5. The tides; 6. Stratification and fronts in shelf seas; 7. Light in the oceans; 8. Biology of the oceans; 9. Chemistry of the oceans; 10. Primary production in the oceans; 11. Ocean food webs; 12. Biology at the ocean extremes; 13 Changing oceans; 14. Sampling the oceans; Glossary; Further Reading

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