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Invitation to Oceanography

By: Paul R Pinet(Author)
620 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
Invitation to Oceanography
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  • Invitation to Oceanography ISBN: 9781449648022 Edition: 6 Paperback Jan 2012 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Thoroughly updated to include the most recent and fascinating discoveries in oceanography, Invitation to Oceanography, Sixth Edition provides a modern, comprehensive, and student-friendly introduction to the field. Its content spans the four major divisions of ocean science – geology, chemistry, physics, and biology – while maintaining the conversational voice for which it is acclaimed.

The Sixth Edition includes new content on oceanographic research, oceanographic exploration, pacific ocean circulation, and the deep-sea bottom, as well as numerous updated and expanded feature boxes. The comprehensive online learning center, Oceanlink, provides students with numerous learning tools and study aids, including chapter outlines, practice quizzes, math tutor, animated flashcards, figure labeling exercises, and more!

New and Key Features of the Sixth Edition
– A rich pedagogy provides numerous feature boxes, end-of-chapter assessments, and an integrated student companion website to assist in student understanding and retention.
– Includes new content on oceanographic research, oceanographic exploration, pacific ocean circulation, deep-sea bottom, and more.
– New and revised figures keep pace with the latest data in the field.
– Updated feature boxes include: Killer Whales, Large Sharks, Collapse of the New England Fisheries, Red Tides, and many more.
– Instructor's material includes: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, Animations, Instructor's Manual, and Testbank


Chapter  1  The Growth of Oceanography
Chapter  2  The Planet Oceanus
Chapter  3  The Origin of Ocean Basins
Chapter  4  Marine Sedimentation
Chapter  5  The Properties of Seawater
Chapter  6  Wind and Ocean Circulation
Chapter  7  Waves in the Ocean
Chapter  8  Tides
Chapter  9  Marine Ecology
Chapter  10  Biological Productivity in the Ocean
Chapter  11  The Dynamic Shoreline
Chapter  12  Coastal Habitats
Chapter  13  Ocean Habitats and Their Biota
Chapter  14  The Ocean’s Resources
Chapter  15  The Human Presence in the Ocean
Chapter  16  Global Climate Change and the Oceans

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By: Paul R Pinet(Author)
620 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
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