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About this book
About this book
All encompassing introductory guide to the world's oceans, covering physical geography, meteorology, biology and chemistry.
Foreword Prologue Preface The Global Oceans The Geological Time Scale Standard International (SI) Units Commonly used SI Units 1. How the Science of Oceanography Developed 2. The Atmosphere and the Ocean 3. The Role of Ocean Circulation in the Changing Climate 4. Ocean Weather - Eddies in the Sea 5. Observing Oceans from Space 6. Marine Phytoplankton Blooms 7. Snow Falls in the Open Sea 8. The Evolution and structure of Ocean Basins 9. Slides, Debris Flows and Turbidity Currents 10. Mid-Ocean Ridges and Hydrothermal Activity 11. The Ocean: A Global Chemical System 12. The Marine Carbonate System 13. A Walk on the Deep Side: Animals in the Deep Sea 14. Light, Colour and Vision in the Ocean 15. Ocean Diversity 16. Life in Estuaries, Salt Marshes, Lagoons, and Coastal Waters 17. Artificial Reefs 18. Scientific Diving 19. Marine Instrumentation 20. the Sea floor - Exploring a Hidden World 21. Ocean Resources 22. Waste Disposal in the Deep Ocean Some Commonly Used words and Terms Acronyms Index
288 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs
... coverage, presentation and price ensure this book a place on every serious student's shelf ... once begun, it's hard to put down. (New Scientist) "An impressive, thorough and very well illustrated volume ... an unrivalled compendium of knowledge." (Offshore Engineering) "The authors are experts ... it is a delight to dip into." (Nature)