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Oceans, Revised Edition
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  • Authored by: Trevor Day
  • From the Series: Ecosystem
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  • ISBN-10: 1438118732
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-1873-4
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 551.46
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 336


Praise for the previous edition:
"The diagrams are excellent in detail and clarity...Highly Recommended."—The Book Report

Oceanography is a relatively new science that began to emerge in the 19th century. Combining biology, chemistry, physics, and geology, the study of the Earth’s oceans helps us to understand the interrelatedness of natural processes on land, in the sea, and in the air. Covering the numerous developments in marine science since the first edition was published, Oceans, Revised Edition discusses the thousands of new marine species inhabiting the Earth’s oceans that have been discovered in the last decade, ranging from microbes, to deep-water corals, to the largest species of whales. It examines the public’s increased awareness of climate change and how it has become a key issue on the political agenda of many governments.

Changes in knowledge, understanding, or practice are succinctly reflected in this revised edition, which features updated sidebars and a tide of brand-new illustrations and full-color photographs that illuminate oceanic issues for high school readers. More than two-thirds of the artwork has been revised or replaced, most notably in the chapters covering geography, geology, biology, and ecology.



Reviews and Awards

"Informative, up-to-date, and wide-ranging, th[is] detailed overview cover[s] all aspects of th[is] terrain...color maps and diagrams are helpful and plentiful..."
School Library Journal

"Any library with a science reference section will want this book as a simple but sophisticated guide to oceans, oceanography, and the role the sea plays in our lives."
American Reference Books Annual

"Recommended for high school libraries..."
SciTech Book News

"...excellent full-color photographs and line illustrations...Recommended."

"[The author’s] vast literary experience certainly shows in this book. Each subject...is covered in succinct prose...the excellent illustrations and sidebars will certainly be able to keep up these readers’ interest."
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