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Essential Invitation to Oceanography

  • Paul Pinet
  • ISBN-10: 1449686435
  • ISBN-13: 9781449686437
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Every new copy includes access to the Student Companion Website! Intended for the more concise course, Essential Invitation to Oceanography provides a thorough introduction to oceanographic concepts while omitting advanced topics that some course do not require. Written for the non-science student, this text lets readers explore how the oceans works while explaining their relevance within the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. A student-friendly writing style and rich pedagogy help students fully understand and retain the important concepts at hand, and feature boxes throughout engage them with the fascinating discoveries in oceanography. The comprehensive companion website, OceanLink, provides students with numerous learning tools and study aids, including chapter outlines, critical thinking questions, crosswords, practice quizzes, and much more. Instructor's material include: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, Animations, and Test Bank.


  • An accessible writing style provides a clear introduction to important concepts in oceanography.

  • Provides students with the latest data and discoveries in this fascinating field.

  • Issues sections ask students to think critically about real-world oceanographic problems facing society.

  • A wealth of instructor's materials help prepare your course.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Growth of Oceanography
Chapter 2: The Planet Oceanus and Its Ocean Basins
Chapter 3: Marine Sedimentation
Chapter 4: The Properties of Seawater
Chapter 5: Wind and Ocean Circulation
Chapter 6: Waves in the Ocean
Chapter 7: Tides
Chapter 8: Marine Ecology
Chapter 9: Biological Productivity in the Ocean
Chapter 10: The Dynamic Shoreline
Chapter 11: Coastal Habitats
Chapter 12: Ocean Habitats and Their BiotaThe Ocean’s Resources
Chapter 13: The Ocean’s Resources
Chapter 14: The Human Presence in the Ocean
Chapter 15: Global Climate Change and the Oceans