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- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40
Curiosity is a powerful incentive for explorers and scientists alike. Economics and the search for profits have funded the voyages of Magellan and other navigators, and the drive to find out what lies beyond the ordinary realm has played a role in the willingness of voyagers to take such grave risks. Marine Sciences details the explorers and scientists... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 87.99
The long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were an exercise in logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. This ambitious and informative reference includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 32.95
Wally Broecker is one of the world's leading authorities on abrupt global climate change. More than two decades ago, he discovered the link between ocean circulation and climate change, in particular how shutdowns of the Great Ocean Conveyor--the vast network of currents that circulate water, heat, and nutrients around the globe--triggered past ice... more...
- Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 97.95
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2 nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. The selected articles?all written by experts in their field?fall into several categories, including: chemistry of... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 192.00
Wide- scale chemical monitoring programmes are required by international conventions and European Union policies such as the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and the new EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). This entails all waters, including transitional and coastal waters, sediments and biota. The final volume in the Water Quality... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 86.00
A tidal bore is a series of waves propagating upstream as the tidal flow turns to rising. It forms during spring tide conditions when the tidal range exceeds 4 to 6 m and the flood tide is confined to a narrow funnelled estuary. Its existence is based upon a fragile hydrodynamic balance between the tidal amplitude, the freshwater river flow conditions... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; Not Available
This updated second edition features multi-author, comprehensive and authoritative reviews of intra-seasonal variability. It has a balance of observation, theory and modeling and is a single-source reference for those interested in this key phenomenon. more...