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Introduction by Roger Revelle Part I. Upper Mantle and Crust. 1. The Oceanic Lithosphere by C. G. A. Harrison and Enrico Bonatti 2. Upper-Mantle Geochemistry by R. K. O'nions, S. R. Carter, N. M. Evensen, and P. J. Hamilton 3. Mantle Convection and the Oceanic Lithosphere by Barry Parsons and Frank M. Richter 4. the Plutonic Foundation of the Oceanic Crust by P. J. Fox and J. B. Stroup 5. Magnetism of the Oceanic Crust by C. G. A. Harrison 6. Oceanic Ultramafic Rocks by Enrico Bonatti and Paul R. Hamlyn 7. Metamorphism in Oceanic Spreading Centers by Don Elthon 8. Heterogeneous Nature of Oceanic Crust and Upper Mantle: A Perspective From the Bay of Islands Ophiolite Complex by J. F. Casey, J. F. Dewey, P. J. Fox, J. A. Karson, and E. Rosencrantz 9. Ophiolites: Obducted Oceanic Lithosphere by 1. G. Gass and J. D. Smewing 10. Basalts From the Ocean Floor by J. B. Cann 11. Helium-3 and Mantle Volatiles in the Ocean and the Oceanic Crust by H. Craig and J. F. Lupton 12. Heavy and Radiogenic Rare Gases Trapped in Deep-Sea Basalts by David E. Fisher 13. Hotspot Tracks and the Opening of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans by W. Jason Morgan 14. Oceanic Heat Flow by Roger N. Anderson and John N. Skilbeck 15. the Aging of the Oceanic Crust At Low Temperature by JosE Honnorez 16. Ocean Floor Hydrothermal Activity by William S. Fyfe and Peter Lonsdale 17. Metal Deposits in the Oceanic Lithosphere by Enrico Bonatti Part II. Sediments. 18. Oceanic Sediments in Space and Time by Eric J. Barron and Jill M. Whitman 19. Extraterrestrial Components by D. E. Brownlee 20. River Transport to the Oceans by Heinrick D. Holland 21. Eolian Transport to the World Ocean by Joseph M. Prospero 22. Authigenic Oxides by Roger G. Burns and Virginia Alec Burns 23. Authigenic Silicates in Deep-Sea Sediments: Formation and Diagenesis by Miriam Kastner 24. Phosphorites by Yehoshua Kolodny 25. Planktonic Foraminifera and Their Use in Paleoceanography by Edith Vincent and Wolfgang H. Berger 26. Radiolaria by Helen P. Foreman 27. Calcareous Nannofossils in Marine Sediments by S. Gartner 28. Marine Diatoms by Hans-Joachim Schrader and Gretchen Schuette 29. Deep-Sea Benthic Foraminifera by Robert Douglas and Fay Woodruff 30. Quaternary Deep-Sea Sediments: Accumulation Rates and Geochronology by J. K. Osmond 31. Marine Tephrochronology by James P. Kennet 32. Paleoceanography: the Deep-Sea Record by W. H. Berger 33. Stable Isotopes in Ocean Sediments by Samuel M. Savin and Hsueh-Wen Yeh 34. Shear Strength, Consolidation, Porosity, and Permeability of Oceanic Sediments by William R. Bryant, Richard H. Bennett, and Charles E. Katherman 35. Global Sedimentary Mass Balance and Sea Level Chances by John R. Southam and William W. Hay Conclusion and Dedication. A New Global Geology by Cesare Emiliani Index