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Oceanography and Marine Biology eBook : an Introduction to Marine Science

Author: David W Townsend
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David W Townsend
ISBN: 9781605355368 1605355364
OCLC Number: 957645675
Description: 1 online resource (512 pages)
Contents: CHAPTER I: EARLY FOUNDATIONS OF THE OCEAN SCIENCES; The Early Ocean Voyagers; The Principles of Navigation; Dealing with Spherical Geometry of the Earth; Coming Out of the Dark Ages: The Renaissance Europeans; Post-Renaissance Ocean Exploration; The Birth of Oceanography; Oceanography and Marine Biology: Late Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Century; CHAPTER II: ORIGINS AND CONNECTIONS: SCIENCE, THE UNIVERSE, EARTH, AND LIFE; What Is Science?; Origins: Where Did the Earth and Its Oceans Come From?; Earth's Internal Structure; An Introduction to Geophysics; The Origin of Life; CHAPTER III: THE OCEAN FLOOR: ITS FORMATION AND EVOLUTION; Continental Drift; Marine Sediments CHAPTER IV: WATER: ITS CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; Basic Chemistry: Chemical Bonds; Physical-Chemical Properties of Water; Salinity; Density; Properties of Salt Water; Vertical Structure in the Ocean CHAPTER V: ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION AND OCEAN CURRENTS; Light in the Sea; Atmospheric Circulation; Ocean Circulation CHAPTER VI: WAVES AND TIDES; The Basics of Ocean Waves; Tides CHAPTER VII: INTRODUCTION TO LIFE IN THE SEA; The Basics of Marine Biology: Photosynthesis and Respiration; Nutrients and Limiting Factors; Biological Production in the Oceans; Food Chains and Food Webs; Factors Controlling the Distribution of Marine. Organisms; Taxonomy of Marine Organisms; CHAPTER VIII: THE PRIMARY PRODUCERS; The Phytoplankton; The Macroalgae (the Seaweeds); Sea-grasses; CHAPTER IX: THE ZOOPLANKTON; The Meroplankton; The Holoplankton; CHAPTER X: MARINE INVERTEBRATES; The Benthos; Nektonic Invertebrates; CHAPTER XI: THE FISHES; The Jawless Fishes; The CartilagenoGB Fishes; The Bony Fishes; General Biology of Marine Fishes; The Field of Ichtyology; CHAPTER XII: MARINE ENVIRONMENTS; The Intertidal Zone; Estuaries; Salt Marshes; Mangrove Forests; Coral Reefs; The Deep-Sea Environment; CHAPTER XIII: MARINE REPTILES, BIRDS, AND MAMMALS; Marine Reptiles; Sea Birds; Marine Mammals; Whaling; CHAPTER XIV: MARINE FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE; Fisheries Trophodynamics; A History of Commercial Fisheries; Principles of Fishery Science; Current StatGB and Management of Fisheries; Aquaculture; CHAPTER XV: HUMAN IMPACTS; Marine Pollution; Global Climate Change.
Responsibility: David W. Townsend, David W. Townsend.

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