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Oceanography : an introduction to the marine environment

Author: Richard A Davis, Jr.
Publisher: Dubuque, IA : W.C. Brown Publishers, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This introduction to oceanography is divided into five sections: introduction to the world ocean; basic principles of oceanography; coastal environments; open marine environment; and applied  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1937-
Oceanography.
Dubuque, IA : W.C. Brown Publishers, ©1991
(OCoLC)647090036
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Davis, Jr.
ISBN: 0697062589 9780697062581 0697132072 9780697132079
OCLC Number: 23092711
Description: xiv, 434 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: List of boxes. Part 1 Introduction to the world ocean: major features of the Earth; plate tectonics. Part 2 Basic principles of oceanography: physical and chemical properties of sea water; circulation systems of the world; waves; tides; the marine biological environment; life in the sea; marine geology and geophysics. Part 3 Coastal environments: estuaries and related environments; deltas; barrier island complexes; rocky coasts. Part 4 Open marine environment: reefs; continental shelf; outer continental margin; the pelagic environment; the floor of the ocean basins. Part 5 Applied oceanography: resources of the sea; human impact on the marine environment. Appendixes: conversions and constants; general classification of marine organisms.
Responsibility: Richard A. Davis, Jr.

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