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An introduction to the world's oceans

Author: Keith A Sverdrup; Alyn C Duxbury; Alison Duxbury
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A major objective of this text is to stimulate student interest and curiosity by blending contemporary information and research with basic principles in order to present an integrated introduction to the many and varied sciences used in the study of the oceans ... In other to understand the constant barrage of information concerning our planet and marine issues, students must have a basic command of the language of  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Keith A Sverdrup; Alyn C Duxbury; Alison Duxbury
OCLC Number: 53395890
Notes: Originally published: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2003. 7th ed.
Revised edition of: An introduction to the world's oceans. 6th ed. / Alyn C. Duxbury, Alison B. Duxbury, Keith A. Sverdrup. c2000.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: History of oceanography --
Water planet --
Seafloor and its sediments --
Physical properties of water --
Chemistry of seawater --
Structure and motion of the atmosphere --
Circulation and ocean structure --
Currents --
Waves --
Tides --
Coasts, beaches, and estuaries --
Environmental issues an d concerns --
Living ocean --
Production an d life --
Plankton, drifters of the ope ocean --
Nekton, free swimmers of the sea --
Benthos, dwellers of the seafloor --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Keith A. Sverdrup, Alyn C. Duxbury, Alison B. Duxbury.

Abstract:

A major objective of this text is to stimulate student interest and curiosity by blending contemporary information and research with basic principles in order to present an integrated introduction to the many and varied sciences used in the study of the oceans ... In other to understand the constant barrage of information concerning our planet and marine issues, students must have a basic command of the language of marine science in addition to mastering processes and principles. For this reason, [the authors] maintain an emphasis on critical vocabulary ... This book may be used in a one-quarter or one-semester course. Because the experience and emphasis of faculty using this book will differ, it is expected that each instructor will emphasize and elaborate on some topic at the expense of other topics.-Pref.

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