Marine Science on File
- List Price: $185.00
- Binding: Ring-bound
- Publisher: Facts on File
- Publish date: 12/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780816042517
- ISBN10: 0816042519
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With oceans covering nearly seventy-one percent of the Earth's surface, planet Earth would be better called planet Ocean. In terms of volume, the oceans make up about ninety-eight percent of the biosphere, yet our knowledge of this gigantic realm is limited. The ocean world is so vast, its waters so deep, and its investigation so difficult, that oceanography as a true science is little more than 100 years old. This visual resource reflects the international and multidisciplinary nature of marine science and its importance to our understanding of global processes.
Truly Interdisciplinary in Coverage
Marine Science On File "TM" incorporates the physical, chemical, and biological sciences, as well as Earth science, management sciences, and economics. It is suitable for a wide audience, from high school students and undergraduates to science and technical writers and general readers interested in this changingand sometimes controversial field.
Among its many features are:
-- The latest research findings and the most recent information available on ocean management and international legislation, including such issues as the greenhouse effect, global warming, fisheries management, overfishing, overhunting, oil pollution, and marine protected areas (MPAs)
-- The ocean-atmosphere system, including El Nino, tornadoes and waterspouts, and chaos theory and weather forecasting
-- Maps, flow diagrams, charts, and summary tables from academic sources and international agencies presented in one accessible volume.
Partial Table of Contents:
Geography of the Oceans
Geology of the Oceans
Oceanic and Continental Crust
Sea Floor Spreading
Physics and Chemistry of the Oceans
Physical States of Water
Light and Sound in the Sea
Salinity and Its Measurement
The Ocean Atmosphere
Major Surface Currents
Surges, Bores, and Currents
Tsunami (Harbor Waves)
Thunderstorms, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Waterspouts
Biology of the Oceans
Origins of Life
Seabird and Whale Migrations
Coral Reef Formations
Modern Deep Sea Diving
Economic Use of the Oceans
Mineral Wealth of the Ocean
Recreational Uses of the Ocean
Endangered Marine Species
Management of the Oceans
United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)