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Alan P. Trujillo and Harold V. Thurman join forces to bring college and university students a helpful resource available for purchase or rental in their textbook Essentials of Oceanography (10th Edition), ISBN 9780321668127. This text provides detailed explanations of concepts surrounding the discipline of oceanography in a fashion that even non-science...
Alan P. Trujillo and Harold V. Thurman join forces to bring college and university students a helpful resource available for purchase or rental in their textbook Essentials of Oceanography (10th Edition), ISBN 9780321668127. This text provides detailed explanations of concepts surrounding the discipline of oceanography in a fashion that even non-science majors will comprehend. Utilizing a systems approach, this book focuses on the interconnection between the phenomena surrounding oceanography and how they impact other Earth systems. Other scientific disciplines are channeled to present information and show the links between the sciences including geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. Various effective features are included in this book including appealing graphics as well as an interactive online tool which integrates quizzes, critical-thinking questions, links to other helpful oceanography sites, as well as a syllabus manager for instructors. Alan P. Trujillo and Harold V. Thurman strategically map out the concepts of Essentials of Oceanography (10th Edition) across 15 all-inclusive chapters. Chapter 1 begins this book offering students an overview of the 'History of Oceanography' followed by chapter 2 looking at 'The Ocean: Its Origin and Provinces.' Chapter 3 presents students with information on 'Global Tectonics' while chapter 4 investigates 'Marine Sediments.' 'Properties of Water' are presented in chapter 5 followed by the discussion of 'Air-Sea Interaction' in chapter 6 and 'Ocean Circulation' explored in chapter 7. Chapter 8 presents information on 'Waves' while chapter 9 discusses 'Tides' and chapter 10 delves into 'Coastal Geology.' Chapter 11 examines facets of 'The Coastal Ocean' followed by chapter 12 discussing 'The Marine Habitat' and chapter 13 investigating 'Biological Productivity-Energy Transfer.' Chapter 14 takes on 'Animals of the Pelagic Environment' while the concluding pages are devoted to chapter 15 discussing 'Animals of the Benthic Environment.'
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