New edition of a text in which Garrison (U. of Southern California) provides an overview of the marine sciences. The 18 chapters cover the ocean world; a history of oceanography; plate tectonics; continental margins and ocean basins; sediments; water and ocean structure; seawater chemistry; atmospheric and ocean circulation; wave dynamics and wind waves; tsunami, seiches, and tides; coasts; life in the ocean; primary producers; marine animals, communities, and resources; and environmental concerns. Extensively illustrated in color. Oversize: 9.25x11.
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