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The ocean affects all aspects of our lives--Tom Garrison will show you how in this new edition of OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE. Garrison takes you on a vivid exploration of the ocean--from submarine canyons to zooplankton, global warming, the growing plastics problem, and our changing coastlines--and explains oceanography's most important concepts. Garrison's friendly approach helps you understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean. You'll explore topics like Hurricane Katrina; the devastating December 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the resulting tsunami; the Moon and its connection to the ocean; the power of the ocean to influence weather; and uses and abuses of the ocean. Gain an understanding of the wonders of the sea and the scientific questions that surround it with this fascinating book!
Table of Contents
An Ocean World
A History of Marine Science
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Continental Margins and Ocean Basins
Atmospheric Circulation and Weather
Wave Dynamics and Wind Waves
Tsunami, Seiches, and Tides
Life in the Ocean
Primary Productivity, Plankton, and Plants
Poles and Tropics: Oceanography of the Extremes
Appendix I Measurements and Conversions
Appendix II Geological Time
Appendix III Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation
Appendix IV Maps and Charts
Appendix V Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms
Appendix VI Working in Marine Science
Appendix VII Calculating the Tide-Generating Force