Combining the skills of 40 contributors from world-renowned teaching and research establishments, this richly-illustrated introduction to oceanography appeals to a wide readership without compromising standards of scientific rigor.
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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.From the Back Cover:
Oceanography provides the basis for understanding the oceans' complexities, and an appreciation of the importance of recent discoveries (the volcanism and hydrothermal circulation within the Mid-Ocean Ridge) and improved sampling techniques (advanced remotely operated vehicle systems and satellite monitoring). It is written by expert teachers and leading researchers in each of the many aspects of Oceanography: Weather Systems; Physical Geography; Chemistry; Biology; Measurement Techniques; Economics.
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Book Description Wiley, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0470235748
Book Description Wiley, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110470235748
Book Description Wiley, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0470235748