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Dynamics of the ocean

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  • The Power of the Seaby Bruce Parker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 16.99

    The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted... more...

  • The Ocean Circulation Inverse Problemby Carl Wunsch

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 107.00

    This book addresses the problem of inferring the state of the ocean circulation, from a mathematical perspective. more...

  • Tsunami Alertby Oakley Brooks

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.80

    After the 2004 Asian Tsunami wiped out whole communities on the Indian Ocean, Indonesia’s West Sumatra province learnt a startling reality—they were next. A loosely allied bunch of scientists, students and ordinary citizens struggle to make sense of this suddenly precarious location, centering on the area capital of Padang and hurrying together... more...

  • How the Ocean Worksby Mark Denny

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 69.95

    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... more...

  • MOBY-DUCKby Donovan Hohn

    Aurum Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to the US from China and have been washing up along beaches throughout the world ever since, he decided to find out more and assumed he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to some beachcombers and read up on Arctic science and geography.... more...

  • Floods, Famines, and Emperorsby Brian Fagan

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 18.99

    Reissued and updated ten years after its original publication, a dazzlingly original book?far ahead of its time?explains how the world?s best-known climate event affect ed the rise and fall of civilizations more...

  • Project Earth Science: Physical Oceanographyby Alfredo L. Aretxabaleta; Gregg R. Brooks; Nancy W. West

    National Science Teachers Association 2011; US$ 32.95

    Project Earth Science: Physical Oceanography, Revised 2nd Edition, immerses students in activities that focus on water, the substance that covers nearly three-quarters of Earth's surface. Eighteen ready-to-use, teacher-tested classroom activities and supplemental readings offer explorations and straightforward explanations to foster intuitive understanding... more...

  • Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanographyby Klaus Hasselmann

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    The present volume documents a fireside discussion with the world renowned oceanographer, Walter Munk, and gives the reader, whether scientist or surfer, a rare insight into a lifetime of passion for oceanography and geophysics. The book highlights the pioneering contributions Walter has made to wave prediction, ocean circulation, tides and their role... more...

  • New Developments in Mode-Water Researchby Atsushi Kubokawa; Shang-Ping Xie; Fumiaki Kobashi; Humio Mitsudera

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book consists of the articles from the special issue of "New developments in mode-water research: Dynamic and climatic effects" in the "Journal of Oceanography", Vol. 68 No. 1, 2012, comprising 10 chapters that cover a wide spectrum of topics. Topics range from the formation, circulation, and variability of mode waters to their... more...

  • Ocean Surface Wavesby Stanislaw R. Massel

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 218.00

    The book is an extended and updated edition of the book published in 1996 under the same title (World Scientific, ISBN 9810216866). It contains a very comprehensive and extensive study on surface ocean waves induced by wind, earthquakes and possible landslides and asteroids impacts. The basic mathematical principles, physical description of the observed... more...