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Encyclopedia of marine science

Author: C Reid Nichols; Robert G Williams
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2009.
Series: Facts on File science library.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers concepts, technologies, phenomena, organisms, legal issues, research stations, vessels, experiments, marine sanctuaries, scientists, lawmakers, programs, organizations, careers, and other subjects related to marine science.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Reid Nichols; Robert G Williams
ISBN: 9780816050222 0816050228
OCLC Number: 180576966
Description: xiv, 626 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A note on measurements and conversions --
Entries A-Z --
FEATURE ESSAYS: Marine embedment anchors: A twist on anchors / Royce Randlett, Jr. --
Undersea exploration: A biographical sketch of Jacques-Yves Cousteau / Robert G. Williams --
Air-sea interactions: A biographical sketch of Vagn Walfrid Ekman / Robert G. Williams --
Drill ship: Glomar Challenge / Bradley A. Weymer --
The Sargasso Sea: Sea of legends / Robert G. Williams --
Cold seeps: It is not all hot stuff / Robert G. Williams --
Antarctica's tabletops: Bergs of note / Kyle R. Dedrick --
Icebreaking : A marine science perspective / C. Reid Nichols --
The joint global ocean flux study / David L. Porter --
Radioactive waste disposal in the sea / Kyle R. Dedrick --
Oceanographic innovations: A biographical sketch of Fridtjof Nansen / Robert G. Williams --
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA'S) National Marine Sanctuary Program / Craig Bonn --
A brief history and current and future programs at the Johns Hopkins University applied physics laboratory / David L. Porter --
Ocean explorations: A biographical sketch of Dr. Robert D. Ballard / C. Reid Nichols --
Drill ship JOIDES Resolution / Bradley A. Weymer --
Ocean platforms for research: The Harvest Platform / C. Reid Nichols --
Modern physical oceanographer: A biographical sketch of Walter Heinrich Munk / Robert G. Williams --
The Deep Sea Drilling Project / Bradley A. Weymer --
NOAA'S Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) / Robert G. Williams --
Acoustic tide gauges: A sound way to measure water levels / Robert G. Williams --
Appendixes: Marine science further resources --
Selected major oceans, seas, gulfs, and bays worldwide --
Classification of marine organisms --
Periodic table of the elements --
The Geologic timescale --
Selected listing of marine laboratories --
Modern map of the world's oceans.
Series Title: Facts on File science library.
Responsibility: C. Reid Nichols and Robert G. Williams.
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Covers concepts, technologies, phenomena, organisms, legal issues, research stations, vessels, experiments, marine sanctuaries, scientists, lawmakers, programs, organizations, careers, and other subjects related to marine science.

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