By: Daniel C Abel, Robert L McConnell and Eric Koepfler
A supplemental text for an introductory course in Oceanography, Marine Science, or Environmental Science. An innovative approach to teaching oceanography, this combination text/web supplement consists of marine environmental issues that are presented as self-contained exercises. Written in an exceptionally clear and concise style, it involves students interactively in developing the math and analytical skills necessary to truly think critically about, and gain insight into, important issues. Discussions based on the activities create a vibrant learning atmosphere in both large and small-section classes.
1. Coastal Population Growth. 2. Sonar and Whales. 3. Methane Hydrates: Energy Boom or Climate Bust? 4. Toxic Chemicals in Seawater. 5. The Lasting Influences of Hurricanes. 6. Beaches or Bedrooms?: The Dynamic Coastal Environment. 7. Illegal Immigration: Ballast Water and Exotic Species. 8. Lifestyles of the Large and Blubbery: How to Grow a Blue Whale.
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