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Invitation to OceanographyAuthor: Paul R. Pinet
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. The Eighth Edition features new photos and illustrations as well updated graphs and tables with the most recent data, and includes updated and expanded information on plastic pollution, future discoveries and the future of oceans due to climate change. 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 contextualise scientific ideas within a real-world framework. Accessible yet substantive, Invitation to Oceanography, Eighth Edition is the ideal resource for anyone diving into the thrilling depths of the world’s oceans.
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks the complete and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Growth of Oceanography
Chapter 2 The Planet Oceanus
Chapter 3 The Origin of Ocean Basins
Chapter 4 Marine Sedimentation
Chapter 5 The Properties of Seawater
Chapter 6 Wind and Ocean Circulation
Chapter 7 Waves in the Ocean
Chapter 8 Tides
Chapter 9 Marine Ecology
Chapter 10 Biological Productivity in the Ocean
Chapter 11 The Dynamic Shoreline
Chapter 12 Coastal Habitats
Chapter 13 Ocean Habitats and Their Biota
Chapter 14 The Ocean’s Resources
Chapter 15 The Human Presence in the Ocean
Chapter 16 Global Climate Change and the Oceans