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Essentials of Oceanography, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Alan P. Trujillo, Harold V. Thurman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 22, 2010

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“How do the oceans work?” To help students find the answers, Trujillo and Thurman present in-depth and rigorous discussions of oceanographic concepts and demystify the science for the non-science student. Their systems approach highlights the interdisciplinary 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. This unique combination of rigor and accessibility has made Essentials of Oceanography the best-selling brief book–and one of the best-sellers overall–in oceanography.  CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

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

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Essentials of Oceanography, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$68.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69713-4