Encyclopedia of the Oceans

Author: Dorrik A. V. Stow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198606871

Category: Marine biology

Page: 256

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This major new volume is an indispensable resource, and an endlessly fascination work of reference. Clearly structured in two parts, dealing with the physical nature of oceans and the evolution and distribution of marine life, it covers all the major fields of oceanographic research. Itsaccessible treatment offers a wealth of up-to-date information on topics ranging from oceanic ridge formation and hydrothermal vents, to the rhythm and patterns of tides, currents, and weather systems, to the astonishing diversity and complex interactions of marine communities.The impact of humankind on the oceans is also discussed: with increasing demand for resources, the world's oceans are set to become the 'final frontier' for intensive scientific research. However, the seas are not inexhaustible, nor are they infinitely resilient; disasters such as Exxon Valdez havebrought home the enormous costs of marine pollution. The Encyclopedia of the Oceans considers the options and looks at the sustainable use of resources and conservation of marine life. The stunning photographs - many of them illustrating exciting new underwater research projects, brilliant explanatory artworks and maps, together with the clear, authoritative text combine to make this an invaluable work of reference on a unique, vital, but little understood component of ourplanet.
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Elements of Physical Oceanography

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123757210

Category: Science

Page: 647

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Elements of Physical Oceanography is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current physical oceanography knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles—all written by experts in their field—focuses on ocean physics, air-sea transfers, waves, mixing, ice, and the processes of transfer of properties such as heat, salinity, momentum and dissolved gases, within and into the ocean. Elements of Physical Oceanography serves as an ideal reference for topical research. References related articles in physical oceanography to facilitate further research Richly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key concepts Includes an introductory overview and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchers Topical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference
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Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans

Author: B. Stonehouse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471986652

Category: Reference

Page: 391

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Antarctica is a major geographical region of our world and an important part of the global ecosystem. Including a continent larger than Australia and an ocean broader than the Atlantic, it makes up one-eighth of the World's surface. Knowledge gained by early explorers and more recently by scientists is proving increasingly important in world affairs. No longer remote at the southern end of the Earth, Antarctica and the southern oceans have become centres of general, historic, scientific and political interest. The Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans contains over 1300 articles, compiled by a team of 26 international researchers, who have worked in the area. Topics covered include: History of discovery and exploration Geology, Glaciology and Climate Structure and ice cover of the Southern Ocean Biology of the ocean and continent Impacts of man, including conservation and political issues Islands of the southern oceans Articles are listed alphabetically and written in non-technical language. Many recommend further reading. Study guides help readers to follow learning paths through the Encyclopedia. This book is an up-to-date and authoritative reference on Antarctica and the southern oceans, essential for public libraries and reference sections of academic institutions, government departments and research centres. It is also of general use to any reader with an interest in Antarctica.
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The Encyclopedia of Awesome Oceans

Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: Copper Beech Books

ISBN: 9780761317418

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9935

Includes a feast of information about the huge natural power of the sea, the extraordinary creatures that live in it, and the courageous people who have battled against it.
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Ocean Currents

A Derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Author: John H. Steele,Steve A. Thorpe,Karl K. Turekian

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080964869

Category: Science

Page: 627

View: 5690

Ocean Currents is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current ocean current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles—all written by experts in their field—focuses on key ocean current concepts. Its topics include ocean currents, the circulation of deep water, the contrasting circulations of the seas, the circulation in fjords, estuaries and the effects of rivers, and the intermittency and variability of the oceans. Ocean Currents serves as an ideal reference for topical research. References related articles on ocean currents to facilitate further research Richly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key concepts Includes an introductory overview of ocean currents and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchers Topical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference
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The Visual Encyclopedia of Our World - The Universe • Earth • Weather • The Oceans

Author: N.A

Publisher: Québec Amerique

ISBN: 276440896X

Category: Earth (Planet)

Page: 336

View: 3619

Marvel at our universe, with its billions of galaxies and the planets of our solar system. Explore Earth and all its breathtaking landscapes. Take a front-row seat at the impressive spectacle that is our weather and plunge to the depths of the ocean with all its hidden treasures.
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Encyclopedia of the Sea

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 1602

A comprehensive reference to the life and lore of the sea examines the diverse creatures that make the seas their home, the mysteries of marine geography, and the stories of seafarers and the development of the tools of navigation.
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First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans

Author: Ben Denne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545419864

Category: Marine biology

Page: 64

View: 8533

Introduces young readers to the wonders of the sea. Filled with information on waves, currents, marine life and ocean exploration, this book answers such questions as 'How deep is the ocean?' 'Which fish can blow itself up like a balloon?' and 'How do dolphins use sound to hunt?'
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Encyclopedia of the Aquatic World

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761474241

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1582

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Title not sold separately. See ISBN 0761474188 for the complete set.
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Ozean

Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086

Category:

Page: 32

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Vanished Ocean

Author: Dorrik Stow

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191613568

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This is a book about an ocean that vanished six million years ago - the ocean of Tethys. Named after a Greek sea nymph, there is a sense of mystery about such a vast, ancient ocean, of which all that remains now are a few little pools, like the Caspian Sea. There were other great oceans in the history of the Earth - Iapetus, Panthalassa - but Tethys was the last of them, vanishing a mere moment (in geological terms) before Man came on the scene. Once Tethys stretched across the world. How do we know? And how could such a vast ocean vanish? The clues of its existence are scattered from Morocco to China. This book tells the story of the ocean, from its origins some 250 million years ago, to its disappearance. It also tells of its impact on life on Earth. The dinosaurs were just beginning to get going when Tethys formed, and they were long dead by the time it disappeared. Dorrik Stow describes the powerful forces that shaped the ocean; the marine life it once held and the rich deposits of oil that life left behind; the impact of its currents on environment and climate. It is rarely realized how very important oceans are to climate and environment, and therefore to life on Earth. The story of Tethys is also a story of extinctions, and floods, and extraordinary episodes such as the virtual drying up of the Mediterranean, before being filled again by a dramatic cascade of water over the straits of Gibralter. And in the telling of that story, we also learn how geologists put together the clues in rocks and fossils to discover Tethys and its history.
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The Usborne First Encyclopedia of Seas and Oceans

Author: Ben Denne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780746041970

Category: Biology

Page: 64

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With a highly-visual design and easy-to-read text, this is an introduction to the world's seas and oceans. It covers all the major topics from sharks and whales to plankton and coral, tides and currents.
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Encyclopedia of Marine Science

Author: C. Reid Nichols,Robert G. Williams

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118813

Category: Science

Page: 626

View: 9445

Presents an illustrated, A-Z encyclopedia with more than 600 entries providing information on topics related to marine science.
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Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures

Visual Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241281415

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 7081

Dive into the deadliest of oceans with this visual encyclopedia. Compare the features of the different creatures from saw-like snouts to angel "wings" and use the reference section to look at a shark's anatomy. A simple, accessible, page-per-topic guide, you can learn all about the ocean's inhabitants with sensational images and enough information to become a shark expert yourself. Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures is a perfect one-stop reference for all scary sea monsters.
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Marine Geology and Geophysics, A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Earth sciences, Geophysics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478402903

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Marine Geology and Geophysics, A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. In this book, you will learn topics such as CONVERGENT and DIVERGENT BOUNDARIES, GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS, MARINE DEPOSITS, and COASTAL ENVIRONMENT plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Marine Policy & Economics

Author: Porter Hoagland

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080964818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 618

View: 4899

This title is an important reference on current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. The selected articles - all written by experts in their field - fall into several categories.
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The Ocean World

Encyclopedia

Author: Donald George Groves,Lee M. Hunt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 443

View: 3171

More than four hundred illustrated, nontechnical articles summarize current knowledge concerning the physics, geology, geophysics, chemistry, and biology of the world's oceans and their adjacent seas
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Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080474984

Category: Science

Page: 992

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Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index
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