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Essentials of Oceanography, CourseSmart eTextbook, 11th Edition

By Alan P. Trujillo, Harold V. Thurman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 3, 2013

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“How do the oceans work?” Essentials of Oceanography with MasteringOceanography, Eleventh Edition, takes an interdisciplinary approach to help students answer this question. The latest edition brings together the interrelated spheres that compose Earth's systems as they relate to the oceans: geological, chemical, physical, and biological. Trujillo and Thurman balance rigor and accessibility, combining in-depth discussions of oceanographic concepts with highly visual and interactive study aids to demystify the science for the non-science student. This unique combination has made Essentials of Oceanography the best-selling brief book–and one of the best-sellers overall–in oceanography.

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, 11th Edition
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$72.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-82085-3