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Oceanography: An Earth Science Perspective

By: S Kershaw

276 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Stanley Thornes *ONLY EARTHSCAN/KOGAN PAGE*

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #118309 | ISBN: 0748754423
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About this book

Draws together all the key strands of ocean study, assessing the current anthropogenic changes in marine systems, such as marine pollution, over-exploitation and global environmental issues.


Contents

Part 1 The essentials of modern oceanography: introduction - basics of oceanography for Earth scientists; the nature of seawater and its importance in ocean processes; the movement of ocean waters; crust-ocean interactions; marine sedimentary deposits; marine ecosystems and oceanography. Part 2 Evolution of the oceans in geological time: studying the oceans in geological time; Precambrian ocean change; trends in Phanerozoic oceans; short-term changes in Phanerozoic oceans. Part 3 Human impacts on the ocean systems: degradation of the marine environment; ocean systems and the anthropogenic greenhouse; conclusion - an earth science perspective of the oceans; appendix - chemistry for oceanographers.

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