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.
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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.
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The Biology of Marine Plants

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521427654

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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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.
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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.
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Biological Oceanographic Processes

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

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483286177

Category: Science

Page: 344

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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.
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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

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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.
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An Introduction to Industrial Chemistry

Author: C.A. Heaton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780751402728

Category: Science

Page: 413

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

An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology

Author: David N. Thomas,Gerhard S. Dieckmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470756926

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Sea ice, which covers up to 7% of the planet’s surface, is a major component of the world’s oceans, partly driving ocean circulation and global climate patterns. It provides a habitat for a rich diversity of marine organisms, and is an extremely valuable source of information in studies of global climate change and the evolution of present day life forms. Increasingly sea ice is being used as a proxy for extraterrestrial ice covered systems. Sea Ice provides a comprehensive review of our current available knowledge of polar pack ice, the study of which is severely constrained by the logistic difficulties of working in such harsh and remote regions of the earth. The book’s editors, Drs Thomas and Dieckmann have drawn together an impressive group of international contributing authors, providing a well-edited and integrated volume, which will stand for many years as the standard work on the subject. Contents of the book include details of the growth, microstructure and properties of sea ice, large-scale variations in thickness and characteristics, its primary production, micro-and macrobiology, sea ice as a habitat for birds and mammals, sea ice biogeochemistry, particulate flux, and the distribution and significance of palaeo sea ice. Sea Ice 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 on their shelves. David Thomas is at the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK. Gerhard Dieckmann is at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
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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
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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

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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.
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Our Fragile Water Planet

An Introduction to the Earth Sciences

Author: C. Mantell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1468407546

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 222

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This volume is an introduction to the study of the earth sciences, a multitude of the earth's composition; geology, which embraces geochemistry, the science the science of the earth's structure; meteorology and climatology, the study of both local and planetary weather; tectonics, the fledgling science of the move ment of sections of the earth, of earthquakes, and of volcanoes; biology and agricultural engineering; the water cycle and reclamation; the chemistry of the atmosphere and the origin of the changes it undergoes; the seas, the oceans, or oceanography; beach movement and deserts; hydrology, the science of water from the viewpoint of the sources of energy; pressure and temperature effects; the crust or lithosphere; the hydrosphere, or water areas; the atmosphere, winds, weather, hurricanes, and cyclones, as well as the technology of tracking them; the interfaces of the sections of the planet, and the uses of the earth by its peoples. The human race has developed on the crust and at the interfaces of the land, air, and sea of an unstable planet - a dynamic geological entity whose thermal equilibrium is still millions of years away. The crust of the earth in its movement and cracking evolves earthquakes and volcanoes which are destructive of human work and limit our habitation. Over the last 1500 years, earthquakes have killed as many people as now inhabit the planet, and fifteen times the present U. S. population.
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Physics of the Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Earth

Page: N.A

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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.
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An Introduction to Geology

Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the Science, and Comprising the Most Important Recent Discoveries; with Explanations of the Facts and Phenomena which Serve to Confirm Or Invalidate Various Geological Theories

Author: Robert Bakewell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: 596

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Evolution of Primary Producers in the Sea

Author: Paul Falkowski,Andrew H. Knoll

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080550510

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 3599

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
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The Caspian Sea Environment

Author: Andrey G. Kostianoy,Aleksey N. Kosarev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540282815

Category: Nature

Page: 271

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The systematic description of the knowledge accumulated on the physical oceanography, marine chemistry and pollution, and marine biology of the Caspian Sea forms the basis of this book. It presents the principal characteristic features of the environmental conditions of the sea and their changes in the second half of the 20th century. At present, the principal problems of the Caspian Sea are related to the interannual sea level changes and their forecast and to the estimation of the intensity of the chemical pollution of the sea and its impact upon the biota. Special attention is paid to socio-economic, legal, and political issues in the Caspian Sea region. This publication is based on numerous observational data collected by the authors of the chapters during sea expeditions, on the archive data of several Russian oceanographic institutions, as well as on the broad scientific literature mainly published in Russian editions. This book is addressed to the specialists concerned with research in various fields of physical oceanography, marine chemistry, pollution studies, and biology; solving a wide scope of problems from the regional climate to the mesoscale processes; and using a variety of methods from remote sensing of the seas to numerical and laboratory modeling.
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Microbes and Society

An Introduction to Microbiology

Author: I. Edward Alcamo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763714307

Category: Medical

Page: 443

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Biological Sciences
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