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Dynamics of the ocean

  • The Mysterious Science of the Sea, 1775?1943by Natascha Adamowsky

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The depths of the oceans are the last example of terra incognita on earth. Adamowsky presents a study of the sea, arguing that ? contrary to popular belief ? post-Enlightenment discourse on the sea was still subject to mystery and wonder, and not wholly rationalized by science. 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...

  • Oceansby James Fargo Balliett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Covering 71 percent of the planet, these saline bodies of water provided the unique conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago. This book explains how our oceans continue to support and influence life in important ways: by providing the largest global source of protein in the form of fish populations, by creating... more...

  • Oceanography and Marine Biology, An Annual Review, Volume 31by Margaret Barnes

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 175.00

    Volume 31 of Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review provides a carefully selected set of authoritative reviews of important topics in the broad field of marine science. The interest shown in oceanographical and marine biological work calls for a publication summarizing the results. For nearly 30 years Oceanography and Marine Biology: An... more...

  • Discover the Oceansby Lauri Berkenkamp; Chuck Forsman

    Nomad Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    From both a historical and scientific point of view, above and below the surface, this engaging guide brings the world?s oceans to life through fun facts, illustrations, and in-depth information. Interactive activities appear throughout, ranging from making solar stills and simple fishing spears to experimenting with a homemade diving bell and figuring... more...

  • Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communitiesby E.N. Bernard

    Springer Netherlands 2005; US$ 119.75

    As the world grieves over the catastrophic loss of humanity from the 26 December 2004 tsunami, we must resolve to learn from nature?s lessons. This issue provides a framework and a set of tools to develop communities that are resilient to tsunami. This collection of papers represents a starting point on our new journey toward a safer world. The history... 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...

  • Ocean Circulationby Joan Brown

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    The first two chapters outline the causes of circulation patterns in the atmosphere and oceans, emphasizing the interactions between them. Chapter 3 deals with the surface circulation (including mesoscale eddies), using a minimum of mathematics. Chapter 4 reviews the history of ideas about ocean circulation (with special reference to the North Atlantic... more...

  • Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processesby Joan Brown; Gerry Bearman

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The text begins by describing waves, their measurement and characteristics, their behaviour in shallow water, and unusual waves. Next, mainly theoretical aspects are considered of sediment movement and deposition by currents, before discussing wave action in the littoral zone, tidal current action on tidal flat and in estuaries, and the interaction... more...

  • Tsunamiby Edward Bryant

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 119.75

    It is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. I don't think there is any other book on the topic published. As one bookseller said after the Indian Ocean tsunami event, "I would have just filled my front window with copies and they would have walked out the store." This statement was just as relevant after the Japanese... more...