Oceanography: Contemporary Readings in Ocean Sciences

Paperback | January 1, 1996

EditorR. Gordon Pirie

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This is the third edition of a well-received supplementary text first published in 1973. Completely revised and updated, this new edition of this highly acclaimed anthology about the world's oceans includes 37 articles and essays, most published after 1990, by over fifty of the world's leadingocean scientists. Based on the outline for an introductory course in oceanography, the new edition includes several articles that address important recent developments in the field, including global research programs dealing with ocean circulation, sea level, climate, and deltas. Other articlesdiscuss advances in marine technology and challenge the way world communities manage their oceans. Several contemporary articles describe continuing research in the field and in the laboratory in such areas as sea level and climate change, and gas hydrates. Designed to provide supplemental readingon current research topics the book features a balance of categories, and the articles vary in terms of technical difficulty, providing students and instructors with the opportunity for in-depth discussions of research strategies and methodologies.

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Based on the outline for an introductory course in oceanography, the new edition includes several articles that address important recent developments in the field, including global research programs dealing with ocean circulation, sea level, climate, and deltas.

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This is the third edition of a well-received supplementary text first published in 1973. Completely revised and updated, this new edition of this highly acclaimed anthology about the world's oceans includes 37 articles and essays, most published after 1990, by over fifty of the world's leadingocean scientists. Based on the outline for ...

R. Gordon Pirie is at University of Wisconsin (Emeritus).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.79 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PART I: EXPLORING THE SEA1. R. Marx: The Early History of Diving2. Y. Melamed, A. Shupak, and H. Bitterman: Medical Problems Associated with Underwater Diving3. H. Charnock: H.M.S. Challenger and the Development of Marine Science4. P.H. Wiebe, D.D. Moran, R. Knox, C.B. Miller, and J.A. McGowan: Long-Range Needs for Deep-Sea Platforms: The Deep-Sea Observatory Concept5. D. Walsh: Undersea Satellites: The Commercialization of AUVsPART II: CURRENTS, CHEMISTRY, AND CLIMATE6. W.J. Gould: Update: World Ocean Circulation Experiment7. G. Philander: El Nino and La Nana8. P.L. Richardson: Tracking Ocean Eddies9. P. Quay: Carbon Sink and the Oceans10. J.J. Jensen and J. Hovermale: Numerical Air/Sea Environmental Prediction11. B.B. Parker: Sea Level as an Indicator of Climate and Global Change12. D. Roemmich: Ocean Warming and Sea Level Rise along the Southwest U.S. Coast13. J.C. King: Global Warming and AntarcticaPART III: GEOLOGY AND SEA LIFE14. D.J. Stanley and A.G. Warne: World Initiation of Holocene Marine Deltas by Deceleration of Sea-Level Rise15. Ocean Drilling Program--Leg 143 Scientific Party: History of Pacific Guyots Uncovered16. R.A. Lutz and M.J. Kennish: Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Communities: A Review17. M.V. Angel: Biodiversity of the Pelagic Ocean18. A.P. Klimley: The Predatory Behavior of the White Shark19. L. Seachrist: Sea Turtles Master Migration with Magnetic Memories20. C.S. Baker and S.R. Palumbi: Which Whales Are Hunted? A Molecular Genetic Approach To Monitoring Whaling21. P. Hallock, F.E. Muller-Karger, and J.C. Halas: Anthropogenic Nutrients and the Degradation of Western Atlantic and Caribbean Coral Reefs22. D.K. Atwood, J.C. Hendee, and A. Mendez: An Assessment of Global Warming Stress on Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems23. K. Banse: Mermaids--Their Biology, Culture, and Demise24. E. Culotta: Red Menace in the World's Ocean25. H.H. Seliger: Bioluminescence: Excited States under Cover of DarknessPART IV: OCEAN RESOURCES26. U.S. Ocean Resources 2000: A National Plan for Growth27. M.P. Sissenwine and A.A. Rosenberg: Marine Fisheries at a Critical Juncture28. S. Nicol and W. de la Mare: Ecosystem Management and the Antarctic Krill29. R.B. Fridley: Marine Aquaculture--Opportunities for Growth30. G.L. Rumsey: Fish Meal and Alternate Sources of Protein in Fish Feeds31. K.A. Kvenvolden: Gas Hydrates--Geological Perspective and Global Change32. P. Wadhams: The Resource Potential of Antarctic Icebergs33. E.G. Frankel: The Call of the IslandsPART V: OCEAN POLLUTION34. C.S. Fang: Petroleum Drilling and Production Operations in the Gulf of Mexico35. U.S. Congress: Oil Spill Response Technologies36. J.A. Galt, W.J. Lehr, and D.L. Payton: Fate and Transport of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill37. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Status of the Shoreline: Sources and Permissions

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Based on the outline for an introductory course in oceanography, the new edition includes several articles that address important recent developments in the field, including global research programs dealing with ocean circulation, sea level, climate, and deltas.

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"...if you teach oceanography at any level, by all means, buy the book. This book is an invaluable resource for teachers who want to update and enliven lecture material."--Elizabeth A. Burton, Journal of Geoscience Education