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Oceanography

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  • Composition, Deep Structure and Evolution of Continentsby R.D. van der Hilst; W.F. McDonough

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 96.95

    The ensemble of manuscripts presented in this special volume captures the stimulating cross-disciplinary dialogue from the International Symposium on Deep Structure, Composition, and Evolution of Continents, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 15-17 October 1997. It will provide an update on recent research developments and serve as a starting... more...

  • Icelandby C. Caseldine; A. Russell; J. Hardardóttir; O. Knudsen

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 180.00

    Iceland provides an unique stage on which to study the natural environment, both past and present, and it is understanding both aspects of reconstructing the past and observing and interpreting the present that form the focus of the contributions to this volume. The papers are all written by active researchers and incorporate both reviews and new... 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... more...

  • Frozen Earthby Doug Macdougall

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this engrossing and accessible book, Doug Macdougall explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation?nearly three billion years ago?to the present. Following the development of scientific ideas about these dramatic events, Macdougall traces the lives of many of the... more...

  • The El Niño-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...

  • 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...

  • Tsunamisby Antony Joseph

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 129.95

    The devastating impacts of tsunamis have received increased focus since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the most destructive tsunami in over 400 years of recorded history. The tsunamis that occurred as a result of the earthquake in Japan in March 2011 further emphasized the need for detection, monitoring, and early-warning technologies. This professional... 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...

  • Proxies in Late Cenozoic Paleoceanographyby C. Hillaire-Marcel; Anne de Vernal

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 137.00

    The present volume is the first in a series of two books dedicated to the paleoceanography of the Late Cenozoic ocean. The need for an updated synthesis on paleoceanographic science is urgent, owing to the huge and very diversified progress made in this domain during the last decade. In addition, no comprehensive monography still exists in this domain.... 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...