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Dynamics of the ocean

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nonlinear Topics in Ocean Physicsby A.R. Osborne

    Elsevier Science 1991; US$ 93.95

    The main fields presented at this school were mesoscale and large scale flows, and nonlinear wave dynamics. The resulting proceedings present the latest developments in these fields. more...

  • Tsunamiby S. MAMBRETTI

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 152.00

    A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by the sudden displacement of a large volume of a body of water, typically an ocean. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions (including detonations of underwater nuclear devices), landslides, glacier calving, meteorite impacts and other disturbances above or below water all have the... 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...

  • The Power of the Seaby Bruce Parker

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    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 Gulf Streamby Stan Ulanski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 19.00

    Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals... more...