Investigating Oceanography (2nd Edition)
This introductory oceanography text is intended to teachstudents the tremendous influence oceans have on our lives. Theyare encouraged to look at oceanography as a cohesive and uniteddiscipline rather than a collection of subjects gathered under amarine umbrella. Investigating Oceanography teachesstudents about the historical geological physical chemical andbiological characteristics of the ocean environment usingremarkable images and photos.The authors have incorporated essays written by severalscientists discussing topics in their fields of specialization. Inaddition to understanding processes and principles the authorsbelieve students must have a basic command of the language ofmarine science in order to understand the constant barrage ofinformation concerning our planet and marine issues.By the end of this course the authors want students to beprepared for future environmental discussions and the ability tomake decisions as informed global citizens.