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ISBN 9780849323911
Published December 27, 2000 by CRC Press
896 Pages

 
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Book Description

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.
  • 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

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    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