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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 text!
Table of Contents
Knowing the Ocean World
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Continental Margins and Ocean Basins
Water and Ocean Structure
Circulation of the Atmosphere
Circulation of the Ocean
Life in the Ocean
Plankton, Algae, and Plants
Measurements and Conversions
Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation
Maps and Charts
The Coriolis Effect
Taxonomic Classification of Marine Organisms
Calculating the Tide Generating Force
Periodic Table of the Elements
The Beaufort Scale
Working in Marine Science
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