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Oceanography

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  • Biological Oceanographyby Carol Lalli; Timothy R. Parsons

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 73.95

    This popular undergraduate textbook offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of biological oceanography. As well as a clear and accessible text, learning is enhanced with numerous illustrations including a colour section, thorough chapter summaries, and questions with answers and comments at the back of the book. The comprehensive... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Oceansby Kim W. Tetrault; Joe Kraynak

    DK Publishing 2003; US$ 18.95

    Although our oceans are some of the most beautiful and diverse environments in the world, most people know very little about the ocean's ecology or just how much humans depend on the oceans for survival. The Complete Idiot's Guide? to the Oceans will be a marine-lover's reference for mapping the world's oceans and their exploration. Authors will... more...

  • Ocean Energyby Roger Henri Charlier; Charles W. Finkl

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Man has been tapping the energy of the sea to provide power for his industries for centuries. Tidal energy combined with that of waves and marine winds rank among those successfully put the work. Tidal power has enormous potential. This book reviews progress in extracting power from the ocean, and surveys the history of tidal power harnessing. more...

  • The South China Seaby Pinxian Wang; Qianyu Li

    Springer 2009; US$ 129.00

    A synthesis of sedimentary geology and paleoceanography of the South China Sea on the basis of extensive industrial explorations and scientific expeditions culminated with the ODP Leg 184. It offers knowledge about the history of this largest marginal sea in the West Pacific, deep-sea records of evolution and variations of the East Asian monsoon. more...

  • Magmatic Systemsby Michael P. Ryan; James R. Holton; Renata Dmowska

    Elsevier Science 1994; US$ 72.95

    With its integrated and cohesive coverage of the current research, Magmatic Systems skillfully explores the physical processes, mechanics, and dynamics of volcanism. The text utilizes a synthesized perspective--theoretical, experimental, and observational--to address the powerful regulatory mechanisms controlling the movement of melts and cooling,... more...

  • Shrimpby Jack Rudloe; Anne Rudloe

    Pearson Education 2009; US$ 24.99

    The story of shrimp is as delicious as the creatures themselves. Renowned nature writers Jack and Anne Rudloe tell that story with passion, revealing a hidden history that has spanned millennia. You?ll discover the human stories and heritage behind centuries of shrimping, around the world; meet the most remarkable of the world?s 4,000 species of shrimp;... more...

  • Sensory Evolution on the Thresholdby J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen; Sirpa Nummela

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 60.00

    From crocodiles and penguins to seals and whales, this comprehensive and authoritative synthesis explores the function and evolution of sensory systems in animals whose ancestors lived on land. Together, the contributors explore the dramatic transformation of smell, taste, sight, hearing, balance, mechanoreception, magnetoreception, and electroreception... more...

  • The El Niņo-Southern Oscillation Phenomenonby Edward S. Sarachik; Mark A. Cane

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 76.00

    An introduction to understanding the ENSO phenomenon, given in an observational and theoretical context, and exploring its predictability and impacts. more...

  • Seven-Tenthsby David Fisichella

    Leapfrog Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    A disillusioned man and a blind oceanographer find love and adventure while studying the world's oceans. more...

  • The Wave Watcher's Companionby Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 22.95

    A lively, revealing look at waves of all kinds from the bestselling author of The Cloudspotter's Guide Get ready for a global journey like no other-a passionate enthusiast's exploration of waves that begins with a quiet afternoon at the shore and ends with the world-class Hawaiian surf, making side trips to reveal the ups and downs of brain... more...