Oceanography: An Illustrated Text

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Wiley, May 31, 1996 - Science - 352 pages
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Oceans cover over 70% of the planet's surface and are essential to life on earth, yet their deepest mysteries remained unexplored until very recently when 20th century technological advances allowed the vast expansion of our frontiers of knowledge and worldwide interest in oceanography to grow rapidly. Combining the skills of 40 contributors from world-renowned teaching and research establishments, this is an authoritative, comprehensive guide. It focuses on the latest technological developments with coverage ranging from history and instrumentation to the physical geography, meteorology, biology, and chemistry of the sea and its ecosystems. It promotes awareness of current ecological concerns governing man's relationship with the oceans.Contains superb color illustrations--over 560 photos, diagrams and charts, plus 40 tables.

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Contents

Foreword
4
The Atmosphere and the Ocean
38
The Role of Ocean Circulation
48
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