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Defines terms dealing with water chemistry, marine ecology, currents, and oceanography, and identifies scientists organizations, and concepts associated with the study of the oceans.
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Barbara Charton is currently an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute, School of Liberal Arts and Science, specializing in environmental science, ecology, and chemistry.From Library Journal:
This dictionary gives brief definitions of geographical areas, marine plants and animals, seafloor features, scientific terms, and biographical sketches related to oceanography. But the book's intended audience and focus are vague. Very general terms (atom, bird) are included, yet the definitions are in specialized terminology impossible for lay readers to understand. Definitions are also inconsistent. For example, organisms are defined under their common names; the scientific name or group is not always given, even when the name commonly refers to a particular animal. Some definitions are unclear, others are inaccurate. In addition, there are biographical entries for researchers only remotely connected to marine science, such as Copernicus and Cuvier. A much better choice is Donald Groves and Lee Hunt's Ocean World Encyclopedia ( LJ 6/1/80). Susan Klimley, Columbia Univ. Libs.
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Book Description Facts on File, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0816010315