An Introduction to the Chemistry of the Sea

Author: Michael E. Q. Pilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521887070

Category: Science

Page: 533

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Engagingly introduces marine chemistry and the ocean's geochemical interactions with the solid earth and atmosphere, for students of oceanography.

Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry

Author: Susan Libes

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080916644

Category: Science

Page: 928

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Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry focuses on the ocean's role in the biogeochemical cycling of selected elements and the impact of humans on the cycling of these elements. Among the topics covered are the chemical composition of seawater from the perspectives of elemental speciation and the impacts of solutes on water's physical behavior; biogeochemical phenomena which control accumulation and preservation of marine sediments; marine chemistry of radioactive and stable isotopes; and seawater pollution. The book contains many examples as well as steady-state models to aid readers in understanding this growing and complex science.. The focus of Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry is the concept of the ocean as a system, linking land and atmospheric processes The text integrates the most current research, allowing students to learn concepts in context Includes detailed coverage of computational aspects

An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

Author: Julian E. Andrews,Peter Brimblecombe,Tim D. Jickells,Peter S. Liss,Brian Reid

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685474

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This introductory text explains the fundamentals of the chemistryof the natural environment and the effects of mankind's activitieson the earth's chemical systems. Retains an emphasis on describing how natural geochemicalprocesses operate over a variety of scales in time and space, andhow the effects of human perturbation can be measured. Topics range from familiar global issues such as atmosphericpollution and its effect on global warming and ozone destruction,to microbiological processes that cause pollution of drinking waterdeltas. Contains sections and information boxes that explain the basicchemistry underpinning the subject covered. Each chapter contains a list of further reading on the subjectarea. Updated case studies. No prior chemistry knowledge required. Suitable for introductory level courses.

Introduction to the Physics and Chemistry of Materials

Author: Robert J. Naumann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420061348

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 533

View: 2741

Discusses the Structure and Properties of Materials and How These Materials Are Used in Diverse Applications Building on undergraduate students’ backgrounds in mathematics, science, and engineering, Introduction to the Physics and Chemistry of Materials provides the foundation needed for more advanced work in materials science. Ideal for a two-semester course, the text focuses on chemical bonding, crystal structure, mechanical properties, phase transformations, and materials processing for the first semester. The material for the second semester covers thermal, electronic, photonic, optical, and magnetic properties of materials. Requiring no prior experience in modern physics and quantum mechanics, the book introduces quantum concepts and wave mechanics through a simple derivation of the Schrödinger equation, the electron-in-a-box problem, and the wave functions of the hydrogen atom. The author also presents a historical perspective on the development of the materials science field. He discusses the Bose–Einstein, Maxwell–Boltzmann, Planck, and Fermi–Dirac distribution functions, before moving on to the various properties and applications of materials. With detailed derivations of important equations, this applications-oriented text examines the structure and properties of materials, such as heavy metal glasses and superconductors. It also explores recent developments in organics electronics, polymer light-emitting diodes, superconductivity, and more.

The Biology of Marine Plants

Author: M. J. Dring,Matthew H. Dring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521427654

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 909

This book provides an introduction to recent analytical and experimental studies of plant growth in the sea. The physiology and ecology of marine plants are, therefore, emphasized.

Seashore Life of Southern California

An Introduction to the Animal Life of California Beaches South of Santa Barbara

Author: Sam Hinton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520059245

Category: History

Page: 217

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The dry land is one world and the wet sea is another, but the line separating them is ever-changing. Known as the intertidal zone, the area between the land and the sea is defined by the extremes of the tides. Sam Hinton provides an introduction to this fascinating zone and its contiguous waters and to some of the many creatures who make the southern California seacoast their home. This highly readable book has been for many years the handiest resource available for anyone wanting to explore that region's delights and mysteries. The book is filled with interesting anecdotes and drawings and has a thorough discussion of the natural forces�the tides, winds, storms, currents, surf, and ocean chemistry�that affect near-shore animals. Also included is a section relating the ocean forces to the intertidal habitat, along with a map of southern California locations where one might observe the organisms described in the book.

Chemistry of Marine Water and Sediments

Author: Antonio Gianguzza,Ezio Pelizzetti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540420552

Category: Nature

Page: 508

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The book deals with the processes in marine environment with particular emphasis on the interface processes (sediments- water and atmosphere-water) regarding organic matter and energy fluxes, carbon dioxide intake and transformation. Particular analytical methodologies concerning biosensors for analysis in situ are discussed.

Biological Oceanographic Processes

Author: Timothy R. Parsons,M. Takahashi,B. Hargrave

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483286177

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 3499

This revised edition of a popular textbook is written for students, physical oceanographers, engineers, hydrologists, fisheries experts and a number of other professionals who require quantitative expressions of biological oceanographic phenomena. It is designed to lead the reader, step by step, through a progression from the distribution of marine organisms, to discussions on trophic relations, to a final chapter on some practical applications of biological oceanography to fisheries and pollution problems. The book covers subject matter in the pelagic and benthic environments, and is intended to bridge the gap between entirely descriptive oceanography texts and works on the mathematical modelling of marine ecosystems.

Regional Oceanography

An Introduction

Author: M. Tomczak,J. Stuart Godfrey

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788170353065

Category: Oceanography

Page: 390

View: 1632

An introduction to regional oceanography for students in all fields of marine sciences. The two core principles are the use of the most modern data base for all maps of the regional distribution of properties, and discussion of all observed features within a frame of reference developed from ocean dynamics, rather than based on the simple geographical approach. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Sea Floor

An Introduction to Marine Geology

Author: Eugen Seibold,Wolfgang H. Berger,Wolfgang H.. Berger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540601913

Category: Nature

Page: 356

View: 2498

The "Sea Floor" is designed to acquaint students with the most important results achieved in marine geology over the last three decades and the scientists who brought them about. Written by two of marine geology's leading exponents, it lays the groundwork for studies in geology, oceanography and environmental sciences by summarizing modern insights into tectonics and marine morphology, the geological processes at work on the sea floor, and the Earth's climatic history as recorded in deep sea sediments.

An Introduction to Industrial Chemistry

Author: C.A. Heaton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780751402728

Category: Science

Page: 413

View: 4380

This edition of a very well received and highly successful book continues to distil the essential elements of a difficult and diverse subject.

Sea Ice

Author: David N. Thomas,Gerhard S. Dieckmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444317152

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

View: 5422

As the Arctic perennial sea ice continues to disappear at an alarming rate, a full understanding of sea ice as a crucial global ecosystem, and the effects of its loss is vital for all those working with and studying global climate change. Building on the success of the previous edition, the second edition of Sea Ice, now much expanded and in full colour throughout, includes six completely new chapters with complete revisions of all the chapters included from the first edition. The Editors, Professor David Thomas and Dr Gerhard Dieckmann have once again drawn together an extremely impressive group of internationally respected contributing authors, ensuring a comprehensive worldwide coverage of this incredibly important topic. Sea Ice, second edition, is an essential purchase for oceanographers and marine scientists, environmental scientists, biologists, geochemists and geologists. All those involved in the study of global climate change will find this book to contain a wealth of important information. All libraries in universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught will need multiple copies of this book on their shelves. truly multidisciplinary approach world leading authors and editors international in scope, covering both Arctic and Antarctic work of vital interest to all those involved in global warming and climate change research highly illustrated full colour book with colour images throughout

Introduction to Seashore Life of the San Francisco Bay Region and the Coast of Northern California

Author: Joel Walker Hedgpeth

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520005440

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 6301

00 This book treats a representative selection of all the varieties of shorelife that occur along the California coast from Monterey Bay north to the Oregon border. This book treats a representative selection of all the varieties of shorelife that occur along the California coast from Monterey Bay north to the Oregon border.

Physics of the Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Earth

Page: N.A

View: 4309

IV. The age of the earth. By the Subsidiary committee on the age of the earth. Division of physical sciences, with the cooperation of Division of geology and geography and American geophysical union. National research council. 1931.--V. Oceanography. Prepared under the auspices of the Subsidiary committee on oceanography, Division of physical sciences, National research council. 1932.--VI. Seismology. By the Subsidiary committee on seismology, Division of physical sciences, with the cooperation of Division of geology and geography and American geophysical union, National research council. 1933.

Evolution of Primary Producers in the Sea

Author: Paul Falkowski,Andrew H. Knoll

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080550510

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 2134

Evolution of Primary Producers in the Sea reference examines how photosynthesis evolved on Earth and how phytoplankton evolved through time – ultimately to permit the evolution of complex life, including human beings. The first of its kind, this book provides thorough coverage of key topics, with contributions by leading experts in biophysics, evolutionary biology, micropaleontology, marine ecology, and biogeochemistry. This exciting new book is of interest not only to students and researchers in marine science, but also to evolutionary biologists and ecologists interested in understanding the origins and diversification of life. Evolution of Primary Producers in the Sea offers these students and researchers an understanding of the molecular evolution, phylogeny, fossil record, and environmental processes that collectively permits us to comprehend the rise of phytoplankton and their impact on Earth's ecology and biogeochemistry. It is certain to become the first and best word on this exhilarating topic. Discusses the evolution of phytoplankton in the world's oceans as the first living organisms and the first and basic producers in the earths food chain Includes the latest developments in the evolution and ecology of marine phytoplankton specifically with additional information on marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles The only book to consider of the evolution of phytoplankton and its role in molecular evolution, biogeochemistry, paleontology, and oceanographic aspects Written at a level suitable for related reading use in courses on the Evolution of the Biosphere, Ecological and Biological oceanography and marine biology, and Biodiversity

An Introduction to Geology

Comprising the Elements of the Science in Its Present Advanced State, and All the Recent Discoveries; with an Outline of the Geology of England and Wales

Author: Robert Bakewell,Benjamin Silliman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: 528

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