How the Ocean Works: An Introduction to Oceanography PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Denny

How the Ocean Works: An Introduction to Oceanography

Princeton University Press
Publication date: December 2011
ISBN: 9781400842889
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The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than explanations of principles. How the Ocean Works fills this gap, providing a concise and accessible college-level introduction to marine science that is also ideal for general readers.

How are winds and currents driven? What is the dilemma of the two-layered ocean? Mark Denny explains key concepts like these in rich and fascinating detail. He explores early scientific knowledge of oceans, photosynthesis, trophic interactions and energy flow, and the impacts of human activities on marine and atmospheric systems. Focusing each chapter on a major topic and carefully explaining the principles and theory involved, Denny gives readers the conceptual building blocks needed to develop a coherent picture of the living ocean. How the Ocean Works is an indispensable resource that teaches readers how to think about the ocean--its biology, mechanics, and conservation.

  • Provides a concise, up-to-date introduction to marine science
  • Develops the conceptual basis needed to understand how the ocean works
  • Explains fundamental principles and theory
  • Includes color illustrations and informative diagrams
  • Serves as a college textbook and a reference for general readers
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A Must For Anyone Studying Geography

I bought this as a reference to help me with my dissertation. It is quite expensive so I was hoping it was going to be really useful to me. Luckily it was. The book doesn't give much information regarding the geological history of the ocean, it is more concerned with the workings of the ocean in its current state. It is written in an easy to read, conversational style which I absolutely love, yet it still includes all of the equations, regarding chemistry, biology and the physics of the ocean that you would expect. It includes opinion on what lies ahead for the ocean, including the potential impact of the human race. I have used this so much that I can recite some paragraphs word for word, this has really got me through my dissertation.
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How the Ocean Works: An Introduction to Oceanography PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Denny
Princeton University Press, December 2011
ISBN: 9781400842889
EAN:  9781400842889
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $69.95 eBook price: $65.99
How the Ocean Works: An Introduction to Oceanography ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Denny
Princeton University Press, December 2011
ISBN: 9781400842889
EAN:  2370004199924
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