Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science
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!
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Very clear explanations, and easy to follow. Made a very complicated subject (wave theory and dynamics) understandable to this Women's Studies major.
Knowing the Ocean World
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Continental Margins and Ocean Basins
Water and Ocean Structure
Circulation of the Atmosphere
Measurements and Conversions
Latitude and Longitude Time and Navigation
Maps and Charts
The Coriolis Effect
Circulation of the Ocean
Life in the Ocean
Plankton Algae and Plants