Introductory Oceanography (9th Edition)

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For introductory courses in Oceanography found in departments of geology or biology.A popular introduction to the study of the world's oceans that provides a straightforward and comprehensive presentation of the subject. It covers fundamental topics such as the origins of marine life, the physical properties of the oceans, and the chemistry of seawater. New issues have been added to give students timely coverage of high interest topics, including "Global Warming and Sea Level Rise", "Beaches or Bedrooms: The Dynamic Coastal Environment," "Sharks," and "Illegal Immigration: Ballast Water and Exotic Species." The book approaches marine biology from an ecological perspective rather than a taxonomic one.

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A popular introduction to the study of the world's oceans that provides a straightforward and comprehensive presentation of the subject. It covers fundamental topics such as the origins of marine life, the physical properties of the oceans, and the chemistry of water. The book approaches marine biology from an environmental perspective rather than a taxomonic one.

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  • Coastal Population Growth: A Global Ecosystem at Risk
  • Coral Rocks! The Value of the World's Coral Reefs
  • Global Warming and Sea Level Rise
  • Human Impacts on Estuaries
  • Ballast Water and Exotic Species
  • Sharks
  • Catch of the Day: Chilean Sea Bass
  • Beaches or Bedrooms? The Dynamic Coastal Environment
  • PCBs in Seawater
  • Greenhouse Gases, Global CO2 Emissions, and Global Warming
  • Lifestyles of the Large and Blubbery: The Blue Whale
  • Dolphin-Safe Tuna: Oxymoron

The Issues are introduced in the text and are found in their entirety on the Introductory Oceanography companion Website.

HTTP://WWW.PRENHALL.COM/THURMAN

in addition to the Issues projects, the text-specific Website contains practice quizzes with extensive feedback for both correct and incorrect answers, and chapter-specific links to the best oceanography sites on the Internet.

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