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  • Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxesby Robert R. Dickson; Jens Meincke; Peter Rhines

    Springer Netherlands 2008; Not Available

    The Ocean-Atmosphere-Cryosphere s- tem of the Arctic is of unique importance to the World, its climate and its peoples and is changing rapidly; it is no accident that the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) was the first comprehensive regional assessment of climate-impact to be conducted. Reporting in 2005, ACIA concluded that changes in climate... more...

  • World Atlas of Holocene Sea-Level Changesby J. Pluet; P.A. Pirazzoli

    Elsevier Science 1991; US$ 72.95

    This timely study is concerned with the current record of sea-level changes during the past 10,000 years; their rates, and our ability to estimate these changes accurately. The author begins with an extensive introduction to the subject, covering the historical background and the possible causes of sea-level changes and the main methods used to reconstruct... more...

  • Biogeochemical Processes at the Land-Sea Boundaryby P. Lasserre; J.-M. Martin

    Elsevier Science 1986; US$ 72.95

    There is an intuitive belief among scientists that each estuary or lagoon is unique and different. Similarities do exist, however, and this book attempts to highlight some common properties and perhaps some innovative views on biogeochemical processes, and biological fluxes which are of central concern in the understanding of the land-sea boundary.... more...

  • 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 coverage... more...

  • Earthquakes: Simulations, Sources and Tsunamisby Kristy Tiampo; Dion K. Weatherley; Stuart A. Weinstein

    Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 99.00

    In recent years, large earthquakes in the circum-Pacific region have repeatedly demonstrated its particular vulnerability to this potentially devastating natural hazard, including the M ~ 9.2 Northern Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 2004 which resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people. In the late-1990s, major advancements in seismic research... 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 84.00

    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$ 15.99

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

  • Holding Back the Seaby Christopher Hallowell

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and talking about when the Big One would strike and do even more damage. Katrina was that hurricane, predictedand imagined before she struck, but... more...