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Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science
by:Tom S. Garrison
Tom S. Garrison presents college and university students with a grand introductory resource available for purchase or rental in his textbook entitled Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science, ISBN 9780495391937. This book explores the impact that the oceans have on our own lives as well as the ins and outs of how we study and use the ocean. The...
Tom S. Garrison presents college and university students with a grand introductory resource available for purchase or rental in his textbook entitled Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science, ISBN 9780495391937. This book explores the impact that the oceans have on our own lives as well as the ins and outs of how we study and use the ocean. The innumerable features of the ocean are discussed in an easy-to-follow manner as well as the most significant principles in the field of oceanography. Tom S. Garrison is an expert in his field, being named Outstanding Marine Educator by the National Marine Technology Society. He has made quite the name for himself in the writing world as well with a variety of market-leading textbooks that challenge students' interest in the ocean. Garrison also writes as a regular column on ocean education for the journal Oceanography. He has also received recognition in the form an Emmy Award for his work on the Oceanus television course and a prestigious Excellence in College Teaching Award from the Salgo-Noren Foundation. Garrison strategically organizes the concepts of Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science across 18 comprehensive chapters. Chapter 1 begins this text with a look at 'Origins' followed by chapter 2 discussing 'History' and chapter 3 devoted to 'Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics.' Chapter 4 investigates 'Ocean Basins' while chapter 5 discusses 'Sediments' and chapter 6 delves into 'Water and Ocean Structure.' 'Ocean Chemistry' is the topic of choice in chapter 7 followed by 'Circulation of the Atmosphere' discussed in chapter 8 and 'Circulation of the Ocean' presented in chapter 9. Chapter 10 explores 'Waves' with chapter 11 tackling 'Tides' and chapter 12 providing information on 'Coasts.' Chapter 13 discusses 'Life in the Ocean' followed by chapter 14 focusing on 'Plankton, Algae, and Plants' and chapter 15 investigating 'Marine Animals.' 'Marine Communities' are the focus of chapter 16 with 'Marine Resources' discussed in chapter 17 and the book concluding with chapter 18 devoted to 'Environmental Concerns.'
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