“How do the oceans work?” To help you find the answers, Trujillo and Thurman present in-depth discussions of oceanographic concepts and demystify the science even for non-science students. Their systems approach highlights the relationship between oceanographic phenomena and how those phenomena affect other Earth systems. Scientific information from geology, chemistry, physics, and biology combine to illustrate how each of these disciplines relates to the ocean.
New edition of an introductory textbook. Coverage includes plate tectonics, water and seawater, air-sea interaction, ocean circulation, waves and water dynamics, tides, beaches and shoreline processes, the marine habitat, and animals of the pelagic environment. Features many color photographs and a website that provides quizzes, critical-thinking questions, links to other oceanography sites, and a syllabus manager for instructors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.