|Author||: Philip Henry Gosse|
|Release Date||: 1846|
|Pages||: 360 pages|
|Rating||: 4/5 from 21 reviews|
by Stefan Helmreich
Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists, worlds usually out of sight and reach: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists at sea and in labs in Monterey Bay, Hawai'i, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Sargasso Sea and at undersea volcanoes in the eastern Pacific, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine biologists to see the sea as animatedGET BOOK!
by Biliana Cicin-Sain,Robert W. Knecht,Dosoo Jang,Gregory W. Fisk,University of Delaware. Center for the Study of Marine Policy,Intergovermental Oceanographic Commission,Unesco,University of Delaware. College of Marine Studies
Biliana Cicin-Sain and Robert W. Knecht are co-directors of the Center for the Study of Marine Policy at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware and co-authors of The Future of U.S. Ocean Policy (Island Press, 1998).GET BOOK!
by Margarita E. Conkright,Syndey Levitus,Timothy P. Boyer
This atlas contains maps of phosphate, nitrate and silicate at selected standard levels of the world ocean in a one-degree grid. The fields used to generate these maps were computed by objective historical data. Maps for all-data annual composing periods are presented. Data distribution maps are presented for various composting periods. Basin zonal averages and basin volume averages are computed form these objectively analyzed fields and presented in the form of figures and tables.GET BOOK!
by Dorrik Stow
The importance of the oceans to life on Earth cannot be overstated. Liquid water covers more than 70% of our planet's surface and, in past geological time, has spread over 85%. Life on Earth began in the oceans over 3.5 billion years ago and remained there for the great majority of that time. Today the seas still provide 99% of habitable living space, the largest repository of biomass, and holds the greatest number of undiscovered species on the planet. Our oceans are vital forGET BOOK!
by Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann
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.GET BOOK!
by S. A. Thorpe
The subject of ocean turbulence is in a state of discovery and development with many intellectual challenges. This book describes the principal dynamic processes that control the distribution of turbulence, its dissipation of kinetic energy and its effects on the dispersion of properties such as heat, salinity, and dissolved or suspended matter in the deep ocean, the shallow coastal and the continental shelf seas. It focuses on the measurement of turbulence, and the consequences of turbulent motion in the oceanicGET BOOK!
by W. Chan Kim,Renée Mauborgne
Kim and Mauborgne present a non-competitive approach for achieving high business growth through the development of uncontested market space with practically limitless potential.GET BOOK!
by Ian R. Wood,Robert G. Bell,D. L. Wilkinson
This book offers a comprehensive study on the subject of ocean disposal of treated and untreated sewage waste. The early chapters cover the philosophy of outfall design, properties of sewage from developed towns and an overview of water quality regulations in New Zealand, Great Britain and the U.S. Alternative ways of satisfying these regulations are discussed. The book also provides information required to design outfall pipelines and diffusers.GET BOOK!
by James E. Candow,Carol Corbin
The collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery in 1992 was one of the world's worst ecological disasters, and in 1995 Spanish and Canadian trawlers faced off over the dwindling supply of turbot. Where there used to be plenty, there is now virtually nothing; fishing communities that once survived (or even prospered) now face ruin.The twenty essays in How Deep is the Ocean? take a detailed look at the evolution of the Canadian east coast fishery. The book begins with aboriginalGET BOOK!
by T. R. McClanahan,C. R. C. Sheppard,D. O. Obura
Coral reefs are among Earth's most diverse, productive, and beautiful ecosystems, but until recently, their ecology and the means to manage them have been poorly understood and documented. In response to the inadequate information base for coral reefs, this book reviews the ecological and conservation status of coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean, bringing together presentations of the region's leading scientists and managers working on coral reefs. Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean: Their Ecology and Conservation starts withGET BOOK!
by Adrian E. Gill,Adrian E. (University of Cambridge Gill, England)
How the Ocean : Atmosphere System Is Driven -- Transfer of Properties between Atmosphere and Ocean -- Properties of a Fluid at Rest -- Equations Satisfied by a Moving Fluid -- Adjustment under Gravity in a Nonrotating System -- Adjustment under Gravity of a Density-Stratified Fluid -- Effect of Rotation -- Gravity Waves in a Rotating Fluid -- Forced Motion -- Effects of Side Boundaries -- The Tropics -- Mid-Latitudes -- Instabilities, Fronts, and the General Circulation -- Units and TheirGET BOOK!
by Annahid Dashtgard
Annahid Dashtgard was born into a supportive mixed-race family in 1970s Iran. Then came the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which ushered in a powerful and orthodox religious regime. Her family was forced to flee their homeland, immigrating to a small town in Alberta, Canada. As a young girl, Dashtgard was bullied, shunned, and ostracized by both her peers at school and adults in the community. Home offered little respite as her parents were embroiled in their own struggles, exposing the sharp contrastsGET BOOK!
by Stanislaw R. Massel
This book is intended as a handbook for professionals and researchers in the areas of Physical Oceanography, Ocean and Coastal Engineering and as a text for graduate students in these fields. It presents a comprehensive study on surface ocean waves induced by wind, including basic mathematical principles, physical description of the observed phenomena, practical forecasting techniques of various wave parameters and applications in ocean and coastal engineering, all from the probabilistic and spectral points of view. The book commences withGET BOOK!
by David A. Ross
The oceans cover about 72 percent of our planet (which is named for the remaining 28 percent). These oceans have fascinated and challenged the human race for centuries. In the past, the ocean had been used first as a source of food and later as a means of transportation. However, the oceans have recently become very important-they may offer a solution to many of our modern problems. For example, refuse from land is to be dumped into the ocean never to beGET BOOK!