• Nature

Ocean

A Photicular Book
Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761180517
Category: Nature
Page: 12
View: 3392
Offers informative essays and factual statistics on eight distinctive marine animals, each accompanied by video-like Photicular illustrations, as well as an introductory piece chronicling a journey on a submersible.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Life in the Ocean

The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Author: Claire A. Nivola
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466808756
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3708
Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she's designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls "the blue heart of the planet." With stunningly detailed pictures of the wonders of the sea, Life in the Ocean tells the story of Sylvia's growing passion and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. This picture book biography also includes an informative author's note that will motivate young environmentalists. Life in the Ocean is one of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012

    • Business & Economics

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
Author: W. Chan Kim,Renee Mauborgne
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625274491
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 9524
Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.

    • Nature

Safari

A Photicular Book
Author: N.A
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761163808
Category: Nature
Page: 32
View: 5655
A photicular book uses special technology to provide video-like images of eight animals--including a cheetah, elephant, gazelle, and gorilla--as well as a journal of a safari trip, a history of safaris, and animal facts.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Hello Ocean


Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 0881069876
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 5719
Using rhyming text, a child describes the wonder of the ocean experienced through each of her five senses.

    • Nature

50 Ways to Save the Ocean


Author: David Helvarg
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577317036
Category: Nature
Page: 208
View: 5627
The oceans, and the challenges they face, are so vast that it’s easy to feel powerless to protect them. 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, written by veteran environmental journalist David Helvarg, focuses on practical, easily-implemented actions everyone can take to protect and conserve this vital resource. Well-researched, personal, and sometimes whimsical, the book addresses daily choices that affect the ocean's health: what fish should and should not be eaten; how and where to vacation; storm drains and driveway run-off; protecting local water tables; proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette; and supporting local marine education. Helvarg also looks at what can be done to stir the waters of seemingly daunting issues such as toxic pollutant runoff; protecting wetlands and sanctuaries; keeping oil rigs off shore; saving reef environments; and replenishing fish reserves.

    • Science

Ocean

Reflections on a Century of Exploration
Author: Wolf H. Berger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520942547
Category: Science
Page: 536
View: 8229
The past one hundred years of ocean science have been distinguished by dramatic milestones, remarkable discoveries, and major revelations. This book is a clear and lively survey of many of these amazing findings. Beginning with a brief review of the elements that define what the ocean is and how it works—from plate tectonics to the thermocline and the life within it—Wolf H. Berger places current understanding in the context of history. Essays treat such topics as beach processes and coral reefs, the great ocean currents off the East and West Coasts, the productivity of the sea, and the geologic revolution that changed all knowledge of the earth in the twentieth century.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

About the Ocean


Author: Sindy McKay
Publisher: Treasure Bay, Inc.
ISBN: 9781891327322
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 5585
Explores many aspects of the ocean environment, from coral reefs to deep seas to sandy shores and presents facts about life in the ocean, including dolphins, sharks, whales, starfish, and other creatures.

    • Marine animals

The Ocean


Author: Philip Henry Gosse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine animals
Page: 360
View: 1211

    • Science

Ice in the Ocean


Author: Peter Wadhams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789056992965
Category: Science
Page: 364
View: 2407
ICe in the Ocean examines sea ice and icebergs and their role in the global climate system. It is comprehensive textbook suitablefor students, pure and applied researchers, and anyone interested in the polar oceans; the distribution of sea ice; the mechanisms of growth, development and decay; the thermodynamics and dynamics of sea ice; sea ice deformation and ridge-building; the role of marginal ice zones; the characteristics of icebergs; and the part played by sea ice in the climate system and in the transport of pollutants. An extensive reference list and recommendations for further reading and numerous illustrations, and add to the usefulness of the text.

    • Science

The Barrier Zones in the Ocean


Author: E.M. Emelyanov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540253914
Category: Science
Page: 636
View: 9437
Geochemical barrier zones play an important role in determining various physical systems and characteristics of the oceans, e.g. hydrodynamics, salinity, temperature and light. In this book, each of the 40 barrier zones covered are illustrated and defined by physical-chemical parameters. Among the topics discussed are the processes of inflow, transformation and precipitation of the sedimentary layer of the open oceans and more restricted areas such as the Baltic, Black and Mediterranean Seas. This well-illustrated book may serve as the basis for courses such as "Marine Geochemistry" or "Ocean Usage" and can be useful to researchers in the fields of geology, geography, marine chemistry, geoecology and hydrochemistry.

    • History

The Conquest of the Ocean


Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465413871
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 6799
An engaging and vivid read by author and naval historian Brian Lavery, The Conquest of the Ocean tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed the seas for trade, to conquer new lands, and to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesian sailors to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, The Conquest of the Ocean explores the lives of these sailors and their tales of epic sea voyages, great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity. Explore the lives of famous land-seekers and globe-charters such as Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook, and Vitus Bering through eyewitness accounts of their maritime adventures. Full color photographs, paintings, diagrams, and maps are woven into the text to help tell the compelling stories of life at sea that lie behind man's search for new lands, new trade, conquest, and uncharted waters. From the conquest of Mexico to World War II, and the voyages of the Vikings to the Exxon Valdez crisis, The Conquest of the Ocean covers the history of ships and sailing in times of exploration, war, discovery, and disaster.

    • Science

Oceans


Author: Trevor Day
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438100647
Category: Science
Page: 273
View: 7192
Discusses the thousands of marine species inhabiting the Earth's oceans. This volume examines the public's awareness of climate change, and how it has become a issue on the political agenda of many governments.

    • Business & Economics

The Social Construction of the Ocean


Author: Philip E. Steinberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521010573
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 239
View: 4072
This 2001 book discusses the changing uses, regulations and representation of the sea from 1450 to now.

    • Nature

Lament for an Ocean

The Collapse of the Atlantic Cod Fishery
Author: Michael Harris
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551994763
Category: Nature
Page: 400
View: 403
The northern cod have been almost wiped out. Once the most plentiful fish on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, the cod is now on the brink of extinction, and tens of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada have been left without work by a 1992 moratorium on fishing the stock. Today, the Pacific salmon stocks are in similar trouble – victims of the same blind, stupid greed. Angry, accusatory fingers have been pointed at various possible culprits for the collapse of the cod – at the Spanish and Portuguese, who for hundreds of years sent ever-bigger fleets to the Grand Banks; at the factory-freezer trawlers, which “vacuumed” the ocean floor for the prized fish; at those inshore fishermen who circumvented the rules governing the fishery; at the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which is responsible for managing the fishery; at the harp seal, the cod’s competitor for food, whose numbers have exploded in recent years; even at Nature, for lowering the temperature of the ocean. In Lament for an Ocean, the award-winning true-crime writer Michael Harris investigates the real causes of the most wanton destruction of a natural resource in North American history since the buffalo were wiped off the face of the prairies. The story he carefully unfolds is the sorry tale of how, despite the repeated and urgent warnings of ocean scientists, the northern cod was ruthlessly exploited. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Over in the Ocean

In a Coral Reef
Author: Marianne Berkes
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 1584694564
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 36
View: 962
Teachers and parents, take note: this book is already a classic. Two geniuses--author and illustrator--came into perfect alignment to create this book. The author has kids thinking it is entertainment while adults think it is a great lesson about the ocean. The genius of the illustrator is obvious. With painstaking detail each illustration is created entirely of polymer clay, then photographed, creating a 3-D impression of tremendous vitality. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that puff, gruntfishthat grunt, and seahorses that flutter, and begin to appreciate life in the ocean. And the art will inspire many a project. Plus there are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere. Please note: The board book edition is 28 pages. It includes suggestions for children to do body movements as the text is read. It does not include additional information about the animals, rainforests, and the score of the song as is in the hardback and paperback editions.

    • Science

The Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean


Author: Konstantin Nikolaevich Fedorov
Publisher: VSP
ISBN: 9789067641364
Category: Science
Page: 259
View: 9971
This book treats the structure and variability of basic physical fields in a thin near-surface layer which responds quickly to all short-term and local fluctuations of atmospheric forcing and of radiative solar energy flux. The book contains up-to-date information on different phenomena and processes in this layer based on research conducted over the last ten years. The following topics are treated in detail: basic types of vertical thermal structure of near-surface layers; anomalous phenomena on the ocean surface; thermal and haline boundary layers, its structures and relations to convection; diurnal thermocline and cycle nature of related processes; effects of precipitation on near-surface salinity and thermal structure; peculiarities of near-surface ocean currents; coherent (organized) forms of non-stationary currents (mushroom currents or vortex dipoles, transversal jets in coastal upwellings, vortices and jets in marginal ice zones); some aspects of effectiveness of remote sensing of the ocean by aerospace technique.

    • Religion

The Ocean Book


Author: Frank Sherwin
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614581622
Category: Religion
Page: 80
View: 5869
The oceans may well be Earth's final frontier. These dark and sometimes mysterious waters cover 71 percent of the surface area of the globe and have yet to be fully explored, Under the waves, a watery world of frail splendor, foreboding creatures, and sights beyond imagination awaits. The Ocean Book will teach you about: Giant squid and other "monsters" of the seas Centuries of ocean exploration Hydrothermal vents The ingredients that make up the ocean Harnessing the ocean's energy Icebergs Coral reefs Ships, submarines, and other ocean vessels The major ocean currents El Nino, whirlpools, and hurricanes Harvesting the oceans' resources Whales, dolphins, fish, and other sea creatures Learning about the oceans and their hidden contents can be exciting and rewarding. The abundance and diversity of life, the wealth of resources, and the simple mysteries there have intrigued explorers and scientist for centuries. A better understanding of our oceans ensures careful conservation of their grandeur and beauty for future generations, and leads to a deeper respect for the delicate balance of life on planet Earth.

    • Nature

Ocean

An Illustrated Atlas
Author: Sylvia A. Earle,Linda K. Glover
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426203190
Category: Nature
Page: 351
View: 315
A comprehensive survey of the oceans of the world reveals the diverse geology of the ocean floor as well as the vast complexity of oceanic life, in a visual resource that includes two hundred full-color photographs, satellite images, diagrams, and cutting-edge maps, along with timely commentary on new exploration technologies, global warming, and more. 15,000 first printing.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Oceans


Author: Beverly McMillan,John A. Musick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416938591
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 907
Provides an overview of oceans, including information on waves, tsunamis, underwater living laboratories, and aquatic plants and animals.