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An Introduction to Marine Science

  • P. S. Meadows
  • J. I. Campbell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 1-7
  3. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 8-42
  4. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 43-67
  5. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 68-91
  6. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 92-102
  7. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 103-143
  8. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 144-164
  9. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 165-179
  10. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 180-198
  11. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 199-216
  12. P. S. Meadows, J. I. Campbell
    Pages 217-246
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 247-277

About this book

Introduction

It is now nine years since the first edition appeared and much has changed in marine science during that time. For example, satellites are now routinely used in remote sensing of the ocean surface and hydrothermal vents at sea floor spreading centres have been extensively researched. The second edition has been considerably expanded and reorganised, and many new figures and tables have been included. Every chapter has been carefully updated and many have been rewritten. A new chapter on man's use of the oceans has been included to cover satellites and position fixing, renewable energy sources in the sea, seabed minerals, oil and gas, pollution and maritime law. In this edition we have also referred to a number of original references and review articles so that readers can find their way into the literature more easily. As in the first edition, PSM has been mainly responsible for the text and lIC for the illustrations, although each has responded to advice from the other and also from many colleagues. In this context readers should note that the illustrations form an integral and major part of the book. The text will almost certainly be too concise for many readers if they do not study the illustrations carefully at the same time. The book has been written as an introductory text for students, although it can serve anyone who is beginning a study of the sea.

Keywords

marine marine science ocean ocean bed formation oceanic circulation science water movement

Authors and affiliations

  • P. S. Meadows
    • 1
  • J. I. Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of GlasgowUK

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