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Marine Science on File

by Diagram Group A Day, Trevor

  • ISBN: 9780816042517
  • ISBN10: 0816042519

Marine Science on File

by Diagram Group A Day, Trevor

  • List Price: $185.00
  • Binding: Ring-bound
  • Publisher: Facts on File
  • Publish date: 12/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780816042517
  • ISBN10: 0816042519
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Description: On File "TM" is our award-winning collection of visual reference materials. Each On File "TM" depicts complex subjects in a way that both engages and informs students and researchers. These flexible resources fit into every curriculum.
-- Instructors can use the pages for handouts, overheads, posters, and testing.
-- Students can use them as quick sources of information, to reference curriculum topics, or to supplement their essays and reports.
-- On Files "TM" are available in either binder or electronic format.
-- All of the maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations are designed in clean black-and-white graphics and are printed on sturdy pages.
-- Pages are housed in durable three-ring binders.
-- Replacement pages are available if they are lost or stolen.

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

Major Seas

Water Types

Depth Zones

Geology of the Oceans

Oceanic and Continental Crust

Sea Floor Spreading

Lithospheric Plates

Physics and Chemistry of the Oceans

Physical States of Water

Light and Sound in the Sea

Sea-Surface Temperatures

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

Red Tides


Marine Reptiles

Marine Mammals

Seabird and Whale Migrations

Coral Reef Formations

Marine Exploration

Polar Exploration

Modern Deep Sea Diving

Satellite Technology

Sonar Techniques

Underwater Archaeology

Economic Use of the Oceans

Mineral Wealth of the Ocean

Oil Exploration

Recreational Uses of the Ocean

Environmental Impact

Marine Pollution

Oil Pollution

Endangered Marine Species

Management of the Oceans

United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

InternationalMarine Organizations

Coastal Management.

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