The Handy Ocean Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)

The Handy Ocean Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 616 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780780807259
  • DDC分類 031

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION                                       xi
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii
THE PHYSICAL OCEANS
OCEAN BASICS 3 (38)
Seawater
Sea Level
Comparing the Oceans and Seas
Hot and Cold at Sea
THE ANCIENT OCEANS 41 (34)
The Geologic Time Scale
Fossils
Paleoceanography
The Early Oceans
Life in the Ancient Oceans
UNDERSTANDING THE OCEAN 75 (48)
The Interaction of Ocean and Air
Weather on the Oceans
Tides
Waves
Currents
Other Ocean Patterns: Upwellings, El Ni ,
La Ni , and "Roving Blobs"
THE SHORE 123 (32)
The Coast Defined
Coastal Features
The Shore Defined
Shore Waves and Currents
BEYOND THE SHORE 155 (30)
The Edges of the Continental Margins
Reefs
Barrier and Continental Islands
THE OCEAN FLOOR 185 (42)
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
Ridges and Rifts
Underwater Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Other Features of the Ocean Floor:
Seamounts, Trenches, Plains, Hills, and
Plateaus
LIFE IN THE OCEANS AN OCEAN OF LIFE 227 (34)
Marine Plants
Plankton
Marine Animals
The Food Chain
Small Life in the Ocean
MARINE MAMMALS, BIRDS & REPTILES 261 (42)
Defining Marine Mammals
Whales and Dolphins
Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses
Sea Cows, Dugongs, and Manatees
Sea Otters
Marine Birds
Marine Reptiles
FISH & OTHER OCEAN LIFE 303 (48)
Defining Fish
Classifying Fish
Other Marine Creatures: Worms, Sponges,
Anemones, Jellyfish, Mollusks, and More
OCEAN COMMUNITIES 351 (30)
Types of Marine Communities
Shore Communities (Rocky and Sandy)
Coastal Wetland Communities
Mangrove Communities
Communities Beyond the Tides
Communities at the Ocean Vents
Communities of the Deep I Ocean
HUMANS AND THE OCEANS MAKING USE OF THE OCEANS 381 (50)
Out to Sea in Ships
Navigating the Seas
Peril at Sea
Venturing under the Waves
Famous Oceanographic Expeditions and Famous
Ocean Scientists
Harvesting the Oceans
GLOBAL OCEAN CONDITIONS 431 (30)
Pollution
Natural Marine Problems
The Oceans and Natural Hazards
Changes in the Ocean and Climate
WATCHING THE OCEANS 461 (36)
Monitoring Ocean Weather
Mapping the Ocean Bottom
Ocean Observation Programs
Monitoring the Oceans from Above
THE PUBLIC & OCEANOGRAPHY 497
Reading about the Ocean
The Ocean in Television and Movies
Getting Involved
Oceanographic Institutions and Organizations
Internet Resources
Careers in Oceanography