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The Facts On File Marine Science Handbook
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  • Authored by: Scott McCutcheon and Bobbi McCutcheon
  • From the Series: Science Handbook
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  • ISBN-10: 143810958X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0958-9
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 551.46
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 272

Summary

This one-stop resource covers the key terms, individuals, and significant milestones that are the heart of marine science. The Facts On File Marine Science Handbook helps students learn the basics of this popular and exciting branch of science.

Topics covered include:

  • Acoustic oceanography
  • Alluviation
  • Bottom currents
  • Echman spiral
  • Gulf stream
  • Midoceanic ridge
  • Phoronida
  • Plate techtonics
  • Zooplankton.
Biographies include:
  • Alaxander Agassiz
  • Vitus Bering
  • John Cabot
  • Giovanni de Verrazano
  • Carl L. Hubbs
  • Necho II
  • Jeanne Villepreux-Power
  • John Tuzo Wilson.
Tables and diagrams include:
  • Astrolabe
  • Bathysphere
  • Beaufort wind scale
  • Global wind circulation
  • Harrison chronometer
  • Offshore oil production, 2001
  • Relative size of oceans
  • Thermoscope
  • Voyage of Charles Darwin and Robert Fitzroy
  • World aquaculture and commercial fish catches, 1995-1999.

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About the Author(s)

Scott McCutcheon earned his B.S. in physics from Boise State University. He is a physical scientist, working for the Division of Public Health in Juneau, AK. Bobbi McCutcheon is a published fiction and non-fiction writer. They are the authors of Father Mars, Mother Earth.

Reviews and Awards

"Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"As with other books in the series, this economical and attractive reference work provides a current scientific overview that is accessible to upper elementary students and above."
VOYA

"This reference source will be most helpful to high school students, general readers, and lower-division undergraduates."
Choice

"The text is attractive and clearly written...provides a current scientific overview that is accessible to upper elementary students and above..."
VOYA

"The definitions are clear and easy to understand...useful to teachers...Recommended for academic, public, and some high-school libraries."
Booklist

"...recommended for a library collection in a high school or public library."
American Reference Books Annual

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