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The Resource Oceans : an illustrated reference, Dorrik Stow

Oceans : an illustrated reference, Dorrik Stow

Label
Oceans : an illustrated reference
Title
Oceans
Title remainder
an illustrated reference
Statement of responsibility
Dorrik Stow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
551.46
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GC11.2
  • GC11.2
LC item number
  • .S76 2006
  • .S76 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Oceans : an illustrated reference, Dorrik Stow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Andromeda book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The ocean frontier -- The lure of the sea -- Great voyages of discovery -- Pioneers of ocean science -- Modern oceanographic research -- Ocean systems -- 1. Plates on the move -- The ocean planet -- Plate tectonics and time -- Backbone of the oceans -- Collision and slippage -- Oceans of the past -- 2. Patterns & cycles -- From peak to trough -- Where land meets sea -- Patterns on the seafloor -- Canyons, slopes, and fans -- Islands in time -- 3. Salt, sun, & sea level -- Why the sea is salt -- Heat, light, and sound -- Ocean layers -- Sea level rise and fall -- 4. Silent, swift, & strong -- Riding the waves -- Rhythm of the tides -- Great surface currents -- Silent cycles of the deep -- Oceans and climate -- 5. Hidden riches of the ocean -- Oil and gas -- Renewable marine energy -- Minerals from the sea -- Ocean maps -- The ocean floor -- The Atlantic Ocean -- The Indian Ocean -- The Pacific Ocean -- The Polar oceans -- Ocean Life -- 6. Evolution & extinction -- Life unfolds -- March through time -- Mass extinction -- 7. The web of life -- The diversity of life -- Cycles, webs, and flows -- The world of phytoplankton -- The zooplankton -- Algal forests -- 8. Marine lifestyles -- The marine environment -- Movement underwater -- Heightened senses -- Making a living -- Sexual encounters -- 9. Complex communities -- Marine habitats -- Shoreline communities -- Wetlands -- Coral reefs -- The open ocean -- The deep-sea floor -- 10. Fragile environments -- The living resource -- Marine pollution -- Habitat destruction -- Conclusion -- Future challenge -- Climate change -- A new global awareness -- Our common heritage -- Glossary
Control code
55990412
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780226776644
Lccn
2004055333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)55990412
Label
Oceans : an illustrated reference, Dorrik Stow
Publication
Note
"An Andromeda book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The ocean frontier -- The lure of the sea -- Great voyages of discovery -- Pioneers of ocean science -- Modern oceanographic research -- Ocean systems -- 1. Plates on the move -- The ocean planet -- Plate tectonics and time -- Backbone of the oceans -- Collision and slippage -- Oceans of the past -- 2. Patterns & cycles -- From peak to trough -- Where land meets sea -- Patterns on the seafloor -- Canyons, slopes, and fans -- Islands in time -- 3. Salt, sun, & sea level -- Why the sea is salt -- Heat, light, and sound -- Ocean layers -- Sea level rise and fall -- 4. Silent, swift, & strong -- Riding the waves -- Rhythm of the tides -- Great surface currents -- Silent cycles of the deep -- Oceans and climate -- 5. Hidden riches of the ocean -- Oil and gas -- Renewable marine energy -- Minerals from the sea -- Ocean maps -- The ocean floor -- The Atlantic Ocean -- The Indian Ocean -- The Pacific Ocean -- The Polar oceans -- Ocean Life -- 6. Evolution & extinction -- Life unfolds -- March through time -- Mass extinction -- 7. The web of life -- The diversity of life -- Cycles, webs, and flows -- The world of phytoplankton -- The zooplankton -- Algal forests -- 8. Marine lifestyles -- The marine environment -- Movement underwater -- Heightened senses -- Making a living -- Sexual encounters -- 9. Complex communities -- Marine habitats -- Shoreline communities -- Wetlands -- Coral reefs -- The open ocean -- The deep-sea floor -- 10. Fragile environments -- The living resource -- Marine pollution -- Habitat destruction -- Conclusion -- Future challenge -- Climate change -- A new global awareness -- Our common heritage -- Glossary
Control code
55990412
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780226776644
Lccn
2004055333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)55990412

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