• Nature

How the Ocean Works

An Introduction to Oceanography
Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400842883
Category: Nature
Page: 344
View: 3348
The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than explanations of principles. How the Ocean Works fills this gap, providing a concise and accessible college-level introduction to marine science that is also ideal for general readers. How are winds and currents driven? What is the dilemma of the two-layered ocean? Mark Denny explains key concepts like these in rich and fascinating detail. He explores early scientific knowledge of oceans, photosynthesis, trophic interactions and energy flow, and the impacts of human activities on marine and atmospheric systems. Focusing each chapter on a major topic and carefully explaining the principles and theory involved, Denny gives readers the conceptual building blocks needed to develop a coherent picture of the living ocean. How the Ocean Works is an indispensable resource that teaches readers how to think about the ocean--its biology, mechanics, and conservation. Provides a concise, up-to-date introduction to marine science Develops the conceptual basis needed to understand how the ocean works Explains fundamental principles and theory Includes color illustrations and informative diagrams Serves as a college textbook and a reference for general readers Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

    • Nature

How the Ocean Works

An Introduction to Oceanography
Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069112647X
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 7556
An introduction to marine science, this text teaches readers how to think about the ocean - its biology, mechanics, and conservation.

    • Nature

How the ocean works

an introduction to oceanography
Author: Mark W. Denny
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 4205
The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than explanations of principles.How the Ocean Worksfills this gap, providing a concise and accessible college-level introduction to marine science that is also ideal for general readers. How are winds and currents driven? What is the dilemma of the two-layered ocean? Mark Denny explains key concepts like these in rich and fascinating detail. He explores early scientific knowledge of oceans, photosynthesis, trophic interactions and energy flow, and the impacts of human activities on marine and atmospheric systems. Focusing each chapter on a major topic and carefully explaining the principles and theory involved, Denny gives readers the conceptual building blocks needed to develop a coherent picture of the living ocean.How the Ocean Worksis an indispensable resource that teaches readers how to think about the ocean--its biology, mechanics, and conservation. Provides a concise, up-to-date introduction to marine science Develops the conceptual basis needed to understand how the ocean works Explains fundamental principles and theory Includes color illustrations and informative diagrams Serves as a college textbook and a reference for general readers

    • Juvenile Fiction

I Can Save the Ocean!

The Little Green Monster Cleans Up the Beach
Author: Alison Inches
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416995145
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 4880
Max the Little Green Monster doesn't like cleaning up after himself, but when he learns how his carelessness and littering may have harmed the beautiful ocean, he goes on a quest to clean and protect the beach.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

A Drop in the Ocean

The Story of Water
Author: Jacqui Bailey,Matthew Lilly
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781404805668
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
View: 7466
What happens to water that swirls down the drain? Learn how water goes from ocean to faucet and back again. See water rush, drizzle, freeze, and float in this story of the water cycle.

    • Science

Climate and the Oceans


Author: Geoffrey K. Vallis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691150281
Category: Science
Page: 231
View: 9378
Explores climate and oceans, providing a look at the basics of climate, a descriptive overview of the oceans, a brief introduction to dynamics, and coverage of other related topics.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Down, Down, Down

A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618966363
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 1201
Provides a top-to-bottom look at the ocean, from birds and waves to thermal vents and ooze.

    • Nature

The World is Blue

How Our Fate and the Ocean's are One
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426205414
Category: Nature
Page: 303
View: 8603
Traces the oceanic changes that have taken place in the last half-century and why they are posing a global catastrophe, in a cautionary photographic report that conveys the author's impassioned call for responsible and renewable strategies to safeguard the planet's natural systems.

    • Science

The Sea Around Us


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195061864
Category: Science
Page: 250
View: 8137
The story of the earth's ocean from its gray beginnings to today with emphasis on ocean life past and present

    • Fiction

The Deep End of the Ocean


Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101199565
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 5702
"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - Los Angeles Times The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book Club Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep End of the Ocean imagines every mother's worst nightmare—the disappearance of a child—as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate the emotions that make us all one. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea


Author: Helaine Becker,Willow Dawson
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1554537460
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 3310
Looks at the ocean and the dramatic ecological changes that it is going through, while offering activities that demonstrate scientific principles related to the issues raised in the text.

    • Science

Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate

Sustainability and Economic Perspectives
Author: Kevin J. Noone,Ussif Rashid Sumaila,Robert J. Diaz
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124076610
Category: Science
Page: 376
View: 3228
Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate summarizes the current state of several threats to the global oceans. What distinguishes this book most from previous works is that this book begins with a holistic, global-scale focus for the first several chapters and then provides an example of how this approach can be applied on a regional scale, for the Pacific region. Previous works usually have compiled local studies, which are essentially impossible to properly integrate to the global scale. The editors have engaged leading scientists in a number of areas, such as fisheries and marine ecosystems, ocean chemistry, marine biogeochemical cycling, oceans and climate change, and economics, to examine the threats to the oceans both individually and collectively, provide gross estimates of the economic and societal impacts of these threats, and deliver high-level recommendations. Nominated for a Katerva Award in 2012 in the Economy category State of the science reviews by known marine experts provide a concise, readable presentation written at a level for managers and students Links environmental and economic aspects of ocean threats and provides an economic analysis of action versus inaction Provides recommendations for stakeholders to help stimulate the development of policies that would help move toward sustainable use of marine resources and services

    • Science

An Ocean of Air

Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere
Author: Gabrielle Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547536958
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 4285
We don’t just live in the air; we live because of it. It’s the most miraculous substance on earth, responsible for our food, our weather, our water, and our ability to hear. In this exuberant book, gifted science writer Gabrielle Walker peels back the layers of our atmosphere with the stories of the people who uncovered its secrets: • A flamboyant Renaissance Italian discovers how heavy our air really is: The air filling Carnegie Hall, for example, weighs seventy thousand pounds. • A one-eyed barnstorming pilot finds a set of winds that constantly blow five miles above our heads. • An impoverished American farmer figures out why hurricanes move in a circle by carving equations with his pitchfork on a barn door. • A well-meaning inventor nearly destroys the ozone layer. • A reclusive mathematical genius predicts, thirty years before he’s proved right, that the sky contains a layer of floating metal fed by the glowing tails of shooting stars.

    • Business & Economics

Oceans

The Threats to Our Seas and what You Can Do to Turn the Tide : a Participant Media Guide
Author: Jon Bowermaster
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586488309
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 319
View: 8295
Presents a collection of essays by leading experts examining the current condition of the world's oceans and their inhabitants and emphasizing the need to preserve them from the threat of pollution, overfishing, dead zones, and global warming.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Under the Ocean


Author: Anouck Boisrobert,Louis Rigaud
Publisher: Tate
ISBN: 9781849761598
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 10
View: 9695
As Oceano, a red sailboat, adventures around the world, readers are introduced to the diversity and extent of life that thrives in the ocean.

    • Science

Blue Mind

The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
Author: Wallace J. Nichols
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316252077
Category: Science
Page: 352
View: 4977
A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

    • Nature

The Wave

In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0767928857
Category: Nature
Page: 408
View: 7031
Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructivecapabilities of tsunamis.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea

Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor
Author: Robert Burleigh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481416006
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 7246
"This illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor"--

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Next Wave

The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans
Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544099990
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
View: 5673
Traces the innovative efforts of the scientific community to transform ocean waves into a renewable source of electrical power.

    • Social Science

Eating the Ocean


Author: Elspeth Probyn
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373793
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
View: 7591
In Eating the Ocean Elspeth Probyn investigates the profound importance of the ocean and the future of fish and human entanglement. On her ethnographic journey around the world's oceans and fisheries, she finds that the ocean is being simplified in a food politics that is overwhelmingly land based and preoccupied with buzzwords like "local" and "sustainable." Developing a conceptual tack that combines critical analysis and embodied ethnography, she dives into the lucrative and endangered bluefin tuna market, the gendered politics of "sustainability," the ghoulish business of producing fish meal and fish oil for animals and humans, and the long history of encounters between humans and oysters. Seeing the ocean as the site of the entanglement of multiple species—which are all implicated in the interactions of technology, culture, politics, and the market—enables us to think about ways to develop a reflexive ethics of taste and place based in the realization that we cannot escape the food politics of the human-fish relationship.