Essentials of Oceanography: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText (11e) : 9781292055800

Essentials of Oceanography: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText (11e)

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“How do the oceans work?” Essentials of Oceanography, Eleventh Edition, takes an interdisciplinary approach to help students answer this question. The latest edition brings together the interrelated spheres that compose Earth's systems as they relate to the oceans: geological, chemical, physical, and biological. Trujillo and Thurman balance rigor and accessibility, combining in-depth discussions of oceanographic concepts with highly visual and interactive study aids to demystify the science for the non-science student. This unique combination has made Essentials of Oceanography the best-selling brief book—and one of the best-sellers overall—in oceanography.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Planet “Earth”
Chapter 2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor
Chapter 3. Marine Provinces
Chapter 4. Marine Sediments
Chapter 5. Water and Seawater
Chapter 6. Air–Sea Interaction
Chapter 7. Ocean Circulation
Chapter 8. Waves and Water Dynamics
Chapter 9. Tides
Chapter 10. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes
Chapter 11. The Coastal Ocean
Chapter 12. Marine Life and the Marine Environment
Chapter 13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer
Chapter 14. Animals of the Benthic Environment
Chapter 15. Animals of the Pelagic Environment
Chapter 16. The Oceans and Climate Change
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