Essentials of Oceanography
Revised for increased readability and streamlined for clarity, this text is designed to accompany an introductory college-level course in oceanography. This insightful, ecologically sensitive presentation of the relationship of scientific principles to ocean phenomena is made even more relevant to a new generation of teachers and students by pairing new co-author Alan Trujillo with renowned author Harold V. Thurman. *NEW - A new coauthor: - With Thurman's retirement from teaching, Alan Trujillo of Palomar College has been added as co-author for this edition. Alan's ideas and approach will help make this edition as relevant to a new generation of teachers and students as previous editions were to Thurman's contemporaries. *NEW - Changes in chapter organization: - A new Chapter 1, Introduction to Planet Earth, replaces the old Chapter 1 (History of Oceanography). The historical perspective is now included as chapter-opening feature boxes which highlight important events in oceanographic history relevant to chapter-specific material. - New placement of the chapter on plate tectonics (switched with the chapter on sea floor features) ensures that the processes of plate tectonics can be
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