• Science

Investigating the Ocean

An Interactive Guide to the Science of Oceanography
Author: R. Mark Leckie,Richard Yuretich
Publisher: Primis
ISBN: 9780072458459
Category: Science
Page: 198
View: 871
This book is a resource manual and guide that will help students learn about the oceans, explore some of the major phenomena that occur on our planet, and appreciate the way that scientific investigation of the Earth proceeds. The book is divided into two parts. The first part contains a series of short investigations that are designed to help students learn about a particular topic. Thirty-seven short exercises deal with the many aspects of oceanography and have been put into a laboratory format and can easily be torn out and handed in for homework. The second part of the text provides a concise overview of major concepts of oceanography, which can serve as an additional resource to help students interpret the workings of the oceanic system.

    • Nature

Investigating the Oceans

Hc 470-i Tenth Report of Session 2006-07 Report Together With Formal Minutes
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215036520
Category: Nature
Page: 147
View: 8671
Ocean processes are fundamental to climate and weather patterns across the world; they provide minerals, foods and chemicals as well as being major energy resources, both hydrocarbons and renewables. Oceans also provide services in the form of transport, trade, communications and recreation; as well as services through the maintenance of biological and landscape diversity, the importance of which may only be fully appreciated by future generations. For all these reasons, the Committee's report finds that, despite the impressive research efforts of UK institutions and individual scientists, oceans need to be monitored and studied more thoroughly than has been the case up to now with better co-ordination of activities and increased overall levels of funding. The Committee's central recommendation is that there should be a new marine science agency, replacing the current inter-agency co-ordinating committee, with a remit to co-ordinate marine science throughout the UK, promoting marine science education in schools, universities and to the wider public. Overall responsibility for the UK's marine science strategy should be invested in a designated minister within Defra. The new agency should undertake a strategy to tackle skills shortages in marine science and technology, engaging with industry and facilitating UK involvement in international organisations, as well as co-ordinating ocean monitoring and observations. Another key task will be to ensure the balance of research effort between the different strands within marine science and between the crucial polar regions, with a greater focus in the Arctic, albeit not at the expense of the work conducted by the British Antarctic Survey. Concerns are raised over the research vessel capacity available to UK scientists provided by NERC, especially for coastal research, and with regards to the adequacy of Defra's plans to establish marine protected areas under the forthcoming marine bill.

    • Climatic changes

Investigating the Oceans: Oral and written evidence

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Science and Technology
Publisher: N.A
Category: Climatic changes
Page: N.A
View: 1088

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Plastic, Ahoy!

Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Author: Patricia Newman
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1467750190
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 1832
Plastic: it's used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn't belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there? A team of researchers went on a scientific expedition to find out. They explored the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected. The plastic has drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world. Most of it has broken down into tiny pieces the size of confetti. For nearly three weeks at sea, researchers gathered bits of plastic and ocean organisms. These samples helped them learn more about the effects of plastic in the ocean. Follow along on the expedition to find out how scientists studied the Garbage Patch—and what alarming discoveries they made.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Out of the Ocean

Author: Debra Frasier
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152163549
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 2149
A young girl and her mother walk along the beach and marvel at the treasures cast up by the sea and the wonders of the world around them.

    • Science

Investigating Seafloors and Oceans

From Mud Volcanoes to Giant Squid
Author: Antony Joseph
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128093633
Category: Science
Page: 612
View: 4020
Investigating Seafloors and Oceans: From Mud Volcanoes to Giant Squid offers a bottom-to-top tour of the world’s oceans, exposing the secrets hidden therein from a variety of scientific perspectives. Opening with a discussion of the earth’s formation, hot spots, ridges, plate tectonics, submarine trenches, and cold seeps, the text goes on to address such topics as the role of oceans in the origin of life, tidal bore, thermal effects, ecosystem services, marine creatures, and nutraceutical and pharmaceutical resources. This unique reference provides insight into a wide array of questions that researchers continue to ask about the vast study of oceans and the seafloor. It is a one-of-a-kind examination of oceans that offers important perspectives for researchers, practitioners, and academics in all marine-related fields. Includes chapters addressing various scientific disciplines, offering the opportunity for readers to gain insights on diverse topics in the study of oceans Provides scientific discussion on thermo-tolerant microbial life in sub-seafloor hot sediments and vent fields, as well as the origin of life debates and the puzzles revolving around how life originated Includes detailed information on the origin of dreaded episodes, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, internal waves and tidal bores Contains information on the contribution of the oceans in terms of providing useful nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Investigating the Water Cycle

Author: Candice Ransom
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 1541510003
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 9743
Water is essential to life on our planet. Water is constantly moving between Earth's surface, the air, and the ground. But did you know that water cannot be created or destroyed? Or that water is not only a liquid but also a solid and a gas? See the water cycle in action in this fascinating book.

    • Marine sciences

Investigating the Planet Ocean

For Sea : Investigating Marine Science : Grade 6
Author: James A. Kolb
Publisher: N.A
Category: Marine sciences
Page: 332
View: 7972

    • Fiction

The Deep End of the Ocean

Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101199565
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 6044
"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

Awesome ocean science!

investigating the secrets of the underwater world
Author: Cindy A. Littlefield
Publisher: Williamson Pub
ISBN: 9781885593719
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
View: 9966
Explores the wonders of the ocean, its floor, and the plants and animals that dwell in it, teaches how to protect these resources, and provides hands-on activities for further investigation.

    • Social Science

Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean

Author: Kimberley Peters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317000153
Category: Social Science
Page: 214
View: 2539
Our world is a water world. Seventy percent of our planet consists of ocean. However, geography has traditionally overlooked this vital component of the earth's composition. The word 'geography' directly translates as 'earth writing' and in line with this definition the discipline has preoccupied itself with the study of terrestrial spaces of society and nature. This book challenges human geography's preoccupation with the terrestrial, investigating the terra incognita of the seas and oceans. Linking to new theoretical debates shaping the geographic discipline (such as affect, assemblage, emotion, hybridity and the more-than-human), this volume unlocks new knowledge concerning the human geographies of ocean space. The book casts adrift stable, bounded and fixed conceptions of space and advances geographical understanding based on the world as 'becoming', changing, mobile and processional. This ontology supports the notion that the oceans are not simply fluid in a literal way, but also in a conceptual sense, suggesting that the seas have their own fluid natures - their own capacities and agencies - which are co-fabricated with social and cultural life. This book features twelve chapters, authored by key academics contributing to this growing field of research. The book is divided into three sections, including an Introduction by the editors and a foreword by Prof. Philip E. Steinberg, the leading scholar in the field of maritime geographies. The first section of the book considers the ways in which different watery spaces from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea have been conceptualized, theorized and ’known’ through metaphors, voyages of discovery and scientific endeavour. The second section examines how oceans are experienced; through various activities including driving on water, kayaking in water and diving under water. The final section explores the relations between human life and the nature of the sea as a material, mobile and more-than-human spa

    • Science

Global Sedimentology of the Ocean

An Interplay between Geodynamics and Paleoenvironment
Author: Christian M. Robert
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080930930
Category: Science
Page: 496
View: 6752
A great deal of information has been gained during the past 20 years about the deep ocean. This book synthesizes new information in marine sedimentology, applying concepts to case studies, and integrating the information in a context of plate tectonics, global circulation, and sedimentary processes. The potential of sediment series as archives of past environments is highlighted. * complete update of synthetic information in marine sedimentology. * association of information on the origin and transport of sediment particles, the evolution of sediment series and their role as archives of past environments.

    • Science

Physical Optics of Ocean Water

Author: K. S. Shifrin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780883185292
Category: Science
Page: 285
View: 682

    • Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: Joel Harper
Publisher: Brigham Distributing
ISBN: 9780971425415
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 22
View: 9760
Isaac and James discover the cause and effect relationship between our cities' storm drains and the world's oceans, lakes, and rivers.

    • Climatic changes

Review of Ocean Climate Research

Role of the Nordic Countries in Global Ocean Climate Research
Author: N.A
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
ISBN: 9789289307406
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 79
View: 2997

    • Science

New Concepts of Sea Floor Evolution

General Observations
Author: Arthur E. Maxwell,Edward Bullard,J. Lamar Worzel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674017313
Category: Science
Page: 806
View: 2083

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Tracking Trash

Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
Author: Loree Griffin Burns
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618581313
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
View: 4504
Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

Author: Donald B. Lemke,Tod Smith,Allen Milgrom
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429613297
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 2434
Follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the scientific method. Written in graphic-novel format.