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Practical Handbook of Marine Science

3rd Edition

By Michael J. Kennish

CRC Press

896 pages

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As a practicing professional in the field of marine science you need easily accessible, accurate and up-to-date information at your fingertips. Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition provides a comprehensive reference containing the critical information necessary to meet the multidisciplinary research needs of all marine scientists, researchers, and anyone involved in managing marine resources. Consisting of a user-friendly multi-sectional format, this single volume databook offers extensive, illustrative, and tabular reference material covering all the major disciplines related to the sea.

What's new in the New Edition

Presented in an easy-to-use, logically arranged format Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition serves as a quick reference to all disciplines of marine science. While building on the strong base provided by the previous editions, this is a completely updated version that includes:

  • Completely revised text to reflect the latest knowledge in marine science

  • Extensive references from recent sources (1995-2000)

  • Current tables

  • A wealth of new illustrations and tables

    Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, this handbook covers a wide range of topics and is a quick and easy reference to a multitude of marine science subjects. Although this state-of-the art reference has been designed for marine scientists; administrators and other professionals who deal with the management of marine resources - and the investigation of anthropogenic impacts on marine systems - will find the information accessible and useful. The Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition is your first resource when you need current, concise, and detailed data.

  • Reviews

    "This is a most impressive reference; a carefully structured collection of facts and figures regarding the marine realm. . . a must for good reference libraries and would no doubt be useful for personal reference collections of undergraduate students or teachers of marine disciplines. I can imagine that I will use my copy extensively as a starting point for oceanographic inquiry."

    -Brendan J. Godley, Editor, Marine Turtle Newsletter

    "This handbook will be a very valuable reference for students and professionals in all disciplines of marine science…Kennish did an excellent job of selecting appropriate tables and figures from journal articles and books, which he cited as footnotes below the table or figure for easy reference…This book is an encyclopedia of information on most every topic imaginable…The world has changed and books are expensive…this handbook is a bargain." -Gary R. Gaston, "Estuaries"

    "…oceanography is truly multidisciplinary and unless you have the resident expert in the next office, it is particularly difficult to track down information in other subject areas which you don't know well, and herein lies the great strength of this book. It succeeds in providing a great deal of valuable information across many different disciplines which otherwise would be hard, or at least tedious, to find." -Martin Preston, Ocean Challenge

    "…designed to serve the multidisciplinary research needs of contemporary marine biologists, chemists, geologists and oceanographers. Lots of tables and graphs with data on everything from lithospheric plates to lethal temperatures for fishes. An encyclopedia of marine information." - Fisheries, Volume 19, Number 10

    "Broad coverage of the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the marine realm, useful as a supplemental reference for undergraduate or graduate marine science courses."

    -Sci-Tech Book News

    Table of Contents

    PHYSIOGRAPHY

    Ocean Provinces

    Dimensions

    Physiographic Provinces

    Benthic and Pelagic Provinces

    MARINE CHEMISTRY

    Seawater Composition

    Major Constituents

    Minor and Trace Elements

    Nutrient Elements

    Gases

    Organic Compounds

    Dissolved Constituent Behavior

    Vertical Profiles

    Salinity

    PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

    Subject Areas

    Properties of Seawater

    Temperature

    Salinity

    Density

    Open Ocean Circulation

    Wind-Driven Circulation

    Surface Water Circulation

    Thermohaline Circulation

    Estuarine and Coastal Ocean Circulation

    Estuaries

    Coastal Ocean

    MARINE GEOLOGY

    Plate Tectonics Theory

    Seafloor Topographic Features

    Mid-Ocean Ridges

    Deep Ocean Floor

    Continental Margins

    Sediments

    Deep Ocean Floor

    Continental Margins

    MARINE BIOLOGY

    Introduction

    Bacteria

    Phytoplankton

    Major Toxonomic Groups

    Primary Productivity

    Zooplankton

    Zooplankton Classifications

    Benthos

    Benthic Flora

    Benthic Fauna

    Coral Reefs

    Nekton

    Fish

    Crustaceans and Cephalopods

    Marine Reptiles

    Marine Mammals

    Seabirds

    MARINE POLLUTION AND OTHER ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS

    Introduction

    Types of Anthropogenic Impacts

    Marine Pollution

    Other Anthropogenic Impacts

    Conclusions

    INDEX

    About the Series

    CRC Marine Science

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCI039000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
    SCI086000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General