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Essentials of Oceanography

Essentials of Oceanography
Author: Garrison - Tom S.
ISBN 13: 9780495555315
ISBN 10: 495555312
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Publication Date: 2008
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The ocean affects all aspects of our lives--Tom Garrison will show you how in this new edition of ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY and its accompanying online learning resources.. Garrison takes you on a vivid exploration of the ocean--from submarine canyons to zooplankton, global warming, the growing plastics problem, and our changing coastlines--and explains oceanography's most important concepts. Garrison's friendly approach helps you understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean. You'll explore topics like Hurricane Katrina; the devastating December 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the resulting tsunami; the Moon and its connection to the ocean; the power of the ocean to influence weather; and uses and abuses of the ocean. Your purchase includes online access to OceanographyNOW, on online learning tool that helps you save time studying and improve your success in the class. You'll also have access to InfoTrac College Edition's online university library.


This textbook overviews the origins of the Earth and ocean, the structure and character of the ocean floor, water's movements and interactions with the more solid Earth, and marine life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)