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Exploring the World Ocean

Exploring the World Ocean
Author: W. Sean Chamberlin - Tommy D. Dickey
ISBN 13: 9780073312767
ISBN 10: 73312762
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Publication Date: 2007-01-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: N/A

Exploring the World Ocean presents oceanography as a systems science, aimed at understanding the world ocean as a single, interdependent system of interacting geological, physical, chemical and biological processes. The text also emphasizes the idea that ocean science is an ongoing process, dependent upon cutting-edge technology and research. Students are encouraged to take an active role in learning by exploring scientific ideas, data, and alternative ways of thinking as they view ocean science through the eyes of oceanographers.