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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 pages : illustrations, 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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Explores the principal areas and issues of this core science discipline in more than 600 entries, 20 essays, and 200 photographs and line illustrations. This encyclopedia brings together information  Read more...

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