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The oceans

Author: Ellen J Prager; Sylvia A Earle
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the nature and science of everything from waves, tides and sea level change, to hurricanes, El Nino, and global warming, along with marine sediments, plate tectonics, and the astonishing myriad of life that populates the ocean.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prager, Ellen J.
Oceans.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2000
(OCoLC)988064988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen J Prager; Sylvia A Earle
ISBN: 0071352538 9780071352536 0071381775 9780071381772
OCLC Number: 43311768
Description: xix, 314 pages, [16] pages of color plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Oceans of the past. Evolution's drama ; The earth and the ocean are born ; Life begins ; The paleozoic era: life blooms in the sea ; The mesozoic era: a midlife crisis ; The cenozoic era: modern life --
The seas of today. The science of the sea begins ; The physical and chemical ocean ; Oceans and climate ; The geological ocean ; The biological ocean ; A once-bountiful sea --
Waves of the future. Frontiers of ocean science ; Looking back to look ahead / Sylvia A. Earle.
Responsibility: Ellen J. Prager with Sylvia A. Earle.
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Presents a survey of oceanography, examining the earth's oceans. This book opens up the world of ocean science to the general reader and raises significant questions about the future of the ancient,  Read more...

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