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Water, Wind and Earth: The Science of Oceanography

Author(s): Benjamin R. Jordan PhD.

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2020

Pages: 504

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Water, Wind, and Earth is an oceanography book designed to be used in the undergraduate classroom as well as by anyone who wants to understand how the ocean works and how it impacts the world that we live on.  The text is approachable and clear and is lavishly illustrated with images, figures, and tables that make the concepts clear and interesting.  The focus of the text and figures is on clarity, rather than simplicity, which means that the concepts are thoroughly covered despite being an introductory text.  Each chapter of the book builds on the previous ones, tying together the multidisciplinary nature of oceanography.  This book also covers topics such as underwater archeology, geological processes of the seafloor, and meteorology in greater detail than typically found in most traditional, introductory, oceanography textbooks.   Each chapter begins with key concept summaries and ends with questions to prompt deeper thinking of the topics discussed.  Throughout the book are highlight boxes that detail oceanographic methods and personal experiences of the author, allowing the reader to gain a “feel” for the subject, and additional insights into the science of oceanographic exploration.

Chapter 0 – Introduction: The Science and Poetry of the Sea

Chapter 1 – People and the Sea

Chapter 2 – Oceanographic Exploration

Chapter 3 – The Formation of the Earth and Its Oceans

Chapter 4 – Marine Provinces and Earth Structure

Chapter 6 – Chemistry of the Sea: The Soup of Life

Chapter 8 – The Sea and Sky

Chapter 9 – Wind and Waves

Chapter 10 – Ocean Currents

Chapter 11 – Storms and Hurricanes

Chapter 12 – Coastal Change

Chapter 13 – The Tides

Chapter 14 – Tsunamis

Chapter 15 – Primary Productivity and Sediments: Food Webs and Detritus

Chapter 16 – Life in the Ocean

Chapter 17 – Ocean Pollution

Chapter 18 – Resources from the Ocean

Chapter 19 – Oceans and Seas on Other Worlds

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Benjamin R. Jordan PhD.

Related ISBN's: 9781792430572, 9781792430589

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