• Science

Laboratory Exercises to Accompany Invitation to Oceanography


Author: Pinet
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763742997
Category: Science
Page: 212
View: 6220
The Exercises In This Laboratory Manual Are Designed To Make Use Of Safe, Readily Available, Inexpensive, And Reusable Materials. Many Of The Labs Are Group-Based Activities That Demonstrate Principles Typically Discussed In Lecture. The Exercises Require Just Minimal Knowledge Of Science And Math.

    • Science

Invitation to Oceanography


Author: Paul R. Pinet
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763740795
Category: Science
Page: 594
View: 3670
The new Fourth Edition of Invitation to Oceanography provides students with a complete, concise overview of how the ocean works, spanning the four major divisions of ocean science: geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. It's informal, conversational style and use of familiar analogies make this text appropriate for a broad range of readers. With cutting-edge material, including such hot topics as Hurricane Katrina, and a wealth of new updates and end of chapter material, Pinet's latest edition is the most up-to-date text available!

    • Science

Invitation to Oceanography, Seventh Edition with Navigate Advantage Access


Author: Paul R. Pinet
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284057089
Category: Science
Page: 620
View: 5594
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.The bestselling Invitation to Oceanography continues to provide a modern, comprehensive, and student-friendly introduction to this fascinating field. Spanning the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physics, and biology-- it is an ideal text for majors and nonmajors alike. The Seventh Edition has been updated with sophisticated and cutting-edge graphics and photos throughout, and includes trending content on climate change, Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy, and the tsunami in Japan. Updated and expanded feature boxes reinforce key concepts and support knowledge building, and additional information on current research and the clinical and practical applications of oceanography contextualize scientific ideas within a real-world framework. Accessible yet substantive, Invitation to Oceanography, Seventh Edition is the ideal resource for anyone diving into the thrilling depths of the world's oceans.With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2

    • Science

Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics


Author: Geoffrey K. Vallis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110706550X
Category: Science
Page: 1002
View: 7929
The atmosphere and ocean are two of the most important components of the climate system, and fluid dynamics is central to our understanding of both. This book provides a unified and comprehensive treatment of the field that blends classical results with modern interpretations. It takes the reader seamlessly from the basics to the frontiers of knowledge, from the equations of motion to modern theories of the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean. These concepts are illustrated throughout the book with observations and numerical examples. As well as updating existing chapters, this full-color second edition includes new chapters on tropical dynamics, El Nio, the stratosphere and gravity waves. Supplementary resources are provided online, including figures from the book and problem sets, making this new edition an ideal resource for students in the atmospheric, oceanic and climate sciences, as well as in applied mathematics and engineering.

    • Photography

Ocean Soul


Author: Brian Skerry
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426208162
Category: Photography
Page: 263
View: 4959
A collection of Brian Skerry's ocean photography, including sharks in the Bahamas, leatherback sea turtles in Trinidad, and right whales in the Auckland Islands.

    • Science

Sea Legs

Tales of a Woman Oceanographer
Author: Kathleen Crane
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 318
View: 9114
This personal tale of a woman's pioneering career in the once male-dominated field of oceanography encompasses politics, international relations, scientific espionage, and passion for the natural world.

    • Science

Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems

Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans
Author: K. H. Mann,John R. N. Lazier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687914
Category: Science
Page: 512
View: 8589
The new edition of this widely respected text provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the effects of biological–physical interactions in the oceans from the microscopic to the global scale. considers the influence of physical forcing on biological processes in a wide range of marine habitats including coastal estuaries, shelf-break fronts, major ocean gyres, coral reefs, coastal upwelling areas, and the equatorial upwelling system investigates recent significant developments in this rapidly advancing field includes new research suggesting that long-term variability in the global atmospheric circulation affects the circulation of ocean basins, which in turn brings about major changes in fish stocks. This discovery opens up the exciting possibility of being able to predict major changes in global fish stocks written in an accessible, lucid style, this textbook is essential reading for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students studying marine ecology and biological oceanography

    • Mathematics

Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability


Author: Eugenia Kalnay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521796293
Category: Mathematics
Page: 341
View: 7339
This book, first published in 2002, is a graduate-level text on numerical weather prediction, including atmospheric modeling, data assimilation and predictability.

    • Science

Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms


Author: Patricia M. Glibert,Elisa Berdalet,Michele A. Burford,Grant C. Pitcher,Mingjiang Zhou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319700693
Category: Science
Page: 461
View: 3803
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) - blooms that cause fish kills, contaminate seafood with toxins, or cause human or ecological health impacts and harm to local economies - are occurring more often, in more places and lasting longer than in past decades. This expansion is primarily the result of human activities, through increased nutrient inputs and various aspects of climate change. The Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (GEOHAB) programme promoted international collaboration to understand HAB population dynamics in various oceanographic regimes and to improve the prediction of HABs. This volume introduces readers to the overarching framework of the GEOHAB programme, factors contributing to the global expansion of harmful algal blooms, the complexities of HABs in different habitats, and the forward-looking issues to be tackled by the next generation of GEOHAB, GlobalHAB. The programme brought together an international team of contributing scientists and ecosystem managers, and its outcomes will greatly benefit the international research community.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Soundings

The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Author: Hali Felt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466847468
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 6010
Her maps of the ocean floor have been called "one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography", yet no one knows her name. Soundings is the story of the enigmatic, unknown woman behind one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. Before Marie Tharp, geologist and gifted draftsperson, the whole world, including most of the scientific community, thought the ocean floor was a vast expanse of nothingness. In 1948, at age 28, Marie walked into the newly formed geophysical lab at Columbia University and practically demanded a job. The scientists at the lab were all male; the women who worked there were relegated to secretary or assistant. Through sheer willpower and obstinacy, Marie was given the job of interpreting the soundings (records of sonar pings measuring the ocean's depths) brought back from the ocean-going expeditions of her male colleagues. The marriage of artistry and science behind her analysis of this dry data gave birth to a major work: the first comprehensive map of the ocean floor, which laid the groundwork for proving the then-controversial theory of continental drift. When combined, Marie's scientific knowledge, her eye for detail and her skill as an artist revealed not a vast empty plane, but an entire world of mountains and volcanoes, ridges and rifts, and a gateway to the past that allowed scientists the means to imagine how the continents and the oceans had been created over time. Just as Marie dedicated more than twenty years of her professional life to what became the Lamont Geological Observatory, engaged in the task of mapping every ocean on Earth, she dedicated her personal life to her great friendship with her co-worker, Bruce Heezen. Partners in work and in many ways, partners in life, Marie and Bruce were devoted to one another as they rose to greater and greater prominence in the scientific community, only to be envied and finally dismissed by their beloved institute. They went on together, refining and perfecting their work and contributing not only to humanity's vision of the ocean floor, but to the way subsequent generations would view the Earth as a whole. With an imagination as intuitive as Marie's, brilliant young writer Hali Felt brings to vivid life the story of the pioneering scientist whose work became the basis for the work of others scientists for generations to come.

    • Science

A Living Bay

The Underwater World of Monterey Bay
Author: Lovell Langstroth,Libby Langstroth,Andrew Todd Newberry,Monterey Bay Aquarium
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520221499
Category: Science
Page: 287
View: 6330
Photos and engaging text celebrate the underwater marine life located at Monterey Bay off the coast of California. Color photos and illustrations.

    • History

The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake


Author: William B. Cronin
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801874352
Category: History
Page: 182
View: 3155
"As water levels in the Chesapeake Bay continue to rise - from a rate of three feet every thousand years to a foot in the 20th century alone - Cronin's work reveals the profound impact of global climate change."--Jacket.

    • Science

The Atmosphere

An Introduction to Meteorology
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens,Edward J. Tarbuck,Dennis G. Tasa
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134015967
Category: Science
Page: 528
View: 9908
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringMeteorology does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringMeteorology search for ISBN-10: 0321984420 / ISBN-13: 9780321984425. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321984625 /ISBN-13: 9780321984623 and ISBN-10: 0321984862/ISBN-13: 9780321984869. For introductory meteorology courses. Providing the perfect storm of rich media and active learning tools. The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology remains the definitive introductory meteorology text, reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples. This revision retains the hallmark features professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The Thirteenth Edition now incorporates a new active-learning approach, integrated mobile media, and MasteringMeteorology, the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available.This edition also extends its coverage of global climate change with dedicated climate change features in each chapter, coverage of the IPCC 5th Assessment report, and an inquiry-based approach in updated Student Sometimes Ask features with interesting facts that strengthen the connection between students and the content. Also available with MasteringMeteorology. MasteringMeteorology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced activities that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

    • Education

Accessible Elements

Teaching Science Online and at a Distance
Author: Dietmar Karl Kennepohl,Lawton Shaw
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1897425473
Category: Education
Page: 282
View: 4331
The aim of this collection is to inform science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects of online and distance teaching, as well as the relevant educational theory. Delivery of university-level courses through online and distance education can overcome barriers such as geographical location, lecture and lab scheduling, or their job and family commitments, distance delivery offers practical alternatives to traditional on-campus education. The growing recognition and acceptance of distance education, coupled with the rapidly increasing demand for accessibility and flexible delivery of courses, has made distance education a viable and popular option to for many people in meeting their science-educational goals.

    • Science

Introducing Physical Geography, 6th Edition


Author: Alan H. Strahler
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118473256
Category: Science
Page: 656
View: 9344
The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened “Eye on the Landscape” feature and updated data on climate change.

    • Science

Essentials of Oceanography


Author: Alan P. Trujillo,Harold V. Thurman
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134298098
Category: Science
Page: 608
View: 5170
For courses in Oceanography. Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical Essentials of Oceanography guides readers through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the text is engaging for all readers. The 12th Edition discusses the ocean’s biological, chemical, geological, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this vast and elaborate topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art and interactive study aids that keep readers interested and excited about the material. Also available with Mastering Oceanography Mastering™ Oceanography from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging readers before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure readers arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Readers can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess reader understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each reader and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134113047 / 9780134113043 Essentials of Oceanography Plus Mastering Oceanography with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134298063 / 9780134298061 Mastering Oceanography with Pearson eText - ValuePack Access Card -- for Essentials of Oceanography 0134073541 / 9780134073545 Essentials of Oceanography Essentials of Oceanography , 12th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.

    • Nature

Elements of marine ecology

an introductory course
Author: Ronald Victor Tait
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 356
View: 5875
A new chapter 'Human impact on the marine environment' focuses on issues such as marine pollution, global warming, ocean management, marine nature reserves, and the effects of fisheries and aquaculture. New material has also been added on deep-sea hydrothermal vents and coral reefs, features such as El Nino, and ocean processes including the microbial loop, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and dimethyl sulphide (DMS). A highly accessible survey for undergraduate studentsA classic text completely revised and updated by a new authorA new chapter covers the topical area of human impacts on the marine environment

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Life of Captain James Cook


Author: J. C. Beaglehole
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804720090
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 760
View: 8662
The culmination of the life work of the most distinguished historian of Pacific exploration, this lavishly illustrated biography places Cook in the context of his times and affirms his eminence in the history of maritime discovery.

    • Literary Criticism

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733

Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions
Author: Ingo Gildenhard,Andrew Zissos
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 178374085X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 260
View: 1051
This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Dive!

My Adventures in the Deep Frontier
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 3550
Takes young readers on an informative and colorfully photographed exploration of the vast mysteries of the underwater world, complete with glossary, timeline, and index.