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Essentials of Oceanography, Books a la Carte Edition, 10th Edition

By Alan P. Trujillo, Harold V. Thurman

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 25, 2010


This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.

“How do the oceans work?” To help you find the answers, Trujillo and Thurman present in-depth discussions of oceanographic concepts and demystify the science even for non-science students. Their systems approach highlights the relationship between oceanographic phenomena and how those phenomena affect other Earth systems. Scientific information from geology, chemistry, physics, and biology combine to illustrate how each of these disciplines relates to the ocean.

Table of Contents

 1.  Introduction to Planet “Earth”
 2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor
 3. Marine Provinces
 4. Marine Sediments
 5. Water and Seawater
 6. Air–Sea Interaction
 7. Ocean Circulation
 8. Waves and Water Dynamics
 9. Tides
 10. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes
 11. The Coastal Ocean
 12. Marine Life and the Marine Environment
 13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer
 14. Animals of the Pelagic Environment
 15. Animals of the Benthic Environment
 16. The Oceans and Climate Change