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The bestselling Invitation to Oceanography continues to provide a modern, comprehensive, and student-friendly introduction to this fascinating field. Spanning the four major divisions of ocean science—geology, chemistry, physics, and biology— it is an ideal text for majors and nonmajors alike. The Seventh Edition has been updated with sophisticated and cutting-edge graphics and photos throughout, and includes trending content on climate change, Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy, and the tsunami in Japan. Updated and expanded feature boxes reinforce key concepts and support knowledge building, and additional information on current research and the clinical and practical applications of oceanography contextualize scientific ideas within a real-world framework. Accessible yet substantive, Invitation to Oceanography, Seventh Edition is the ideal resource for anyone diving into the thrilling depths of the world’s oceans.
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Features & Benefits
- Written in a conversational tone that is appealing to non-majors
- Emphasizes current research and real-world applications of key oceanographic concepts
- Contains fully updated and highly sophisticated graphics and images
- Includes new content on climate change, Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy, and the tsunami in Japan
- New and expanded feature boxes, including the Science by the Numbers box that teaches the art of ocean science computation, illuminate key concepts and offer readers additional thought-provoking information
- End-of-chapter Review Questions and Critical Thinking Essays assess student retention and comprehension of core concepts, while the Discovering with Numbers questions challenge students to apply calculations
Intended for Oceanography or Ocean Science courses.
Chapter 1 The Growth of Oceanography
Chapter 2 The Planet Oceanus
Chapter 3 The Origin of Ocean Basins
Chapter 4 Marine Sedimentation
Chapter 5 The Properties of Seawater
Chapter 6 Wind and Ocean Circulation
Chapter 7 Waves in the Ocean
Chapter 8 Tides
Chapter 9 Marine Ecology
Chapter 10 Biological Productivity in the Ocean
Chapter 11 The Dynamic Shoreline
Chapter 12 Coastal Habitats
Chapter 13 Ocean Habitats and Their Biota
Chapter 14 The Ocean’s Resources
Chapter 15 The Human Presence in the Ocean
Chapter 16 Global Climate Change and the Oceans
Paul R. Pinet, PhD-Colgate University
Paul Pinet teaches geology, oceanography, and environmental studies courses at Colgate University, located in central New York State. He earned B.A. and M.S. degrees in geology from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts, respectively, and a PhD in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. His research has been focused on the geology of continental margins, coastal bluff erosion, estuarine sedimentation, and more recently on the philosophical dimensions of deep time. At the moment, he is developing long-term (millennia) conservation strategies for barrier islands in response to rising sea level and for mitigating the ongoing extinction event in New England and its ocean. Pinet spent summers during much of his adult life either climbing mountains around the world or cruising on his small, gaff-headed catboat (Taillefer) off the New England coast. Though an oceanographer, Pinet admits that he fears water more than high, avalanche-prone moutains. At the moment, he is working on a book of essays entitled Shadowed by Deep Time.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284057348
- ISBN-13: 9781449686048
- ISBN-13: 9781449686437