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- Springer 2008; US$ 139.99
Presents a comprehensive overview of tsunamis, seaquakes and other catastrophic ocean phenomena. This book describes models of tsunamis generated by a submarine earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, meteorites impact, and moving atmospheric pressure inhomogeneities. It discusses models of tsunami propagation and run-up. more...
- Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 118.00
El Nino and the Southern Oscillation is by far the most striking phenomenon caused by the interplay of ocean and atmosphere. It can be explained neither in strictly oceanographic nor strictly meteorological terms. This volume provides a brief history of the subject, summarizes the oceanographic and meteorological observations and theories, and discusses... more...
- National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95
A Silent Spring for our era, this eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of swift and dangerous oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Legendary marine scientist Sylvia Earle portrays a planet teetering on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis. In recent decades we?ve learned more about the ocean... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil?s Teeth , an astonishing book about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out. For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dismissed these stories?waves that high would seem to violate the laws of... more...
- Manson Publishing Ltd 1996; US$ 52.00
Combining the skills of 40 contributors from world-renowned teaching and research establishments, this richly illustrated introduction to oceanography is suitable for coursework and appeals to a wide readership without compromising standards of scientific rigour. more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 27.95
A compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity- "adventurous, inquisitive, and brightly illuminating" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times ). When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic... more...
- Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99
An ocean biome includes the saltwater below the waves, and everything on, above, and near the surface. By covering 70% of the Earths surface, oceans provide a variety of plant and animal life to learn about. Readers will also learn about the beach, tides, cliffs, bays, coastlines, coral reefs, and tide pools. 32pp. more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 60.00
Crowded into the beautiful, narrow strip at the edge of the ocean, the large number of people who live near California's dynamic coastline often have little awareness of the hazards?waves, tides, wind, storms, rain, and runoff?that erode and impact the coast and claim property on a regular basis. This up-to-date, authoritative, and easy-to-use book,... more...