Encyclopedia of the Oceans

Author: Dorrik A. V. Stow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198606871

Category: Marine biology

Page: 256

View: 3207

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.

Elements of Physical Oceanography

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123757210

Category: Science

Page: 647

View: 8921

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

Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans

Author: B. Stonehouse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471986652

Category: Reference

Page: 391

View: 1457

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.

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: 2092

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

The Encyclopedia of Awesome Oceans

Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: Copper Beech Books

ISBN: 9780761317418

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 7729

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.

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: 9249

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.

First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans

Author: Ben Denne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545419864

Category: Marine biology

Page: 64

View: 7438

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?'

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

View: 4229

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.

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

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

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780122274305

Category: Science

Page: 3399

View: 3466

The Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences is the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive resource on the science of the oceans. This ambitious work includes contributions from leading scientists around the world on the physical processes that drive the oceans and the chemical, biological, and geological disciplines. The Encyclopedia also covers ancillary topics such as ocean technology, law of the oceans, global programs, marine policy, the use of the oceans for food and energy, and the impact of pollution and climate changes. The many different methods used to study the oceans are covered, from ship-based systems to satellite remote sensing. Users will enjoy easy access to more than 400 articles, each approximately 3000-4000 words in length with further reading lists and extensive cross referencing. Each article provides comprehensive coverage of a particular topic, and is designed for a wide audience of students, academics, researchers, and professionals. The articles are written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest technical information. Also available online on ScienceDirect. For online version information, please visit http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_works Presents 402 original articles covering all the physical, chemical and biological aspects of ocean science Brings together classic scientific theories with the newest discoveries, technologies, and applications Written by the world's leading researchers and developed by a prestigious editorial board Makes information easy to find with an intuitive format, extensive cross references, further reading lists, and complete index Illustrated with more than 1900 figures and full color throughout Developed alongside each other, the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences together with the Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences provide readers a with comprehensive resource, and a link between these two fields.

Encyclopedia of the Aquatic World

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761474241

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1582

View: 7374

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

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

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

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080474984

Category: Science

Page: 992

View: 6644

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

Oceans: a Very Short Introduction

Author: Dorrik Stow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655073

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 3543

The importance of the oceans to life on Earth cannot be overstated. Liquid water covers more than 70% of our planet's surface and, in past geological time, has spread over 85%. Life on Earth began in the oceans over 3.5 billion years ago and remained there for the great majority of that time. Today the seas still provide 99% of habitable living space, the largest repository of biomass, and holds the greatest number of undiscovered species on the planet. Our oceans are vital for the regulation of climate, and with global warming and decreasing land area, they have become increasingly important as the source of food, energy in the form of oil and gas, and for their mineral wealth. Oceans also form a key part of the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements critical to life. Nutrients in upwelling areas are spread by ocean currents, and the plankton of the seas supports a wealth of wildlife. In this Very Short Introduction Dorrik Stow analyses these most important components of our blue planet and considers their relationship with, and exploitation by, humans. He shows how the oceans are an essential resource to our overpopulated world, and discusses why exploration and greater scientific understanding of the oceans, their chemistry, and their mineral wealth are now a high priority. Stow also explores what we know of how oceans originate, and evolve and change; the shape of the seafloor and nature of its cover; the physical processes that stir the waters and mix such a rich chemical broth; and the inseparable link between oceans and climate. As polar ice melts and sea-levels rise, countless millions who have made their homes on low-lying lands close to the sea are threatened. As scientific exploration of the seas gathers pace, the new knowledge gained of the ocean-Earth systems and their interaction with the human environment is vital to our understanding of how we can preserve these ultimately fragile environments. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Encyclopedia of the Sea

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 2859

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.

Vanished Ocean

Author: Dorrik Stow

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191613568

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2579

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.

The Usborne First Encyclopedia of Seas and Oceans

Author: Ben Denne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780746041970

Category: Biology

Page: 64

View: 7630

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.

Encyclopedia of the Elements

Technical Data - History - Processing - Applications

Author: Per Enghag

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527612343

Category: Science

Page: 1309

View: 7699

Famous for its history of numerous element discoverers, Sweden is the origin of this comprehensive encylopedia of the elements. It provides both an important database for professionals as well as detailed reading ranging from historical facts, discoverers' portraits, colour plates of mineral types, natural occurrences, and industrial figures to winning and refining processes, biological roles and applications in modern chemistry, engineering and industry. Elemental data is presented in fact tables which include numerous physical and thermodynamic properties, isotope lists, radiation absorption characteristics, NMR parameters, and others. Further pertinent data is supplied in additional tables throughout the text. Published in Swedish in three volumes from 1998 to 2000, the contents have been revised and expanded by the author for this English edition.


Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086


Page: 32

View: 4238


Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Elin Woodger,Brandon Toropov

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110235

Category: Lewis and Clark Expedition

Page: 464

View: 1689

Provides facts and information about the travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery and its importance in relation to Native Americans and the westward expansion in the United States.