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Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition

Edited by Michael J Kennish 
CRC Press  2000  



Hardback  896pp  ISBN 9780849323911      £121.00
  • Contains over 800 tables and figures
  • Presents critical information on physical oceanography, marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, and marine pollution
  • Examines anthropogenic impacts in estuarine and marine ecosystems from local, regional, and global perspectives
  • Includes a state-of-the-art, detailed collection of reference material on marine pollution
  • Provides an invaluable compilation of international data

As a practicing professional in the field of marine science you need easily accessible, accurate and up-to-date information at your fingertips. Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition provides a comprehensive reference containing the critical information necessary to meet the multidisciplinary research needs of all marine scientists, researchers, and anyone involved in managing marine resources. Consisting of a user-friendly multi-sectional format, this single volume databook offers extensive, illustrative, and tabular reference material covering all the major disciplines related to the sea.

What's new in the New Edition

Presented in an easy-to-use, logically arranged format Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition serves as a quick reference to all disciplines of marine science. While building on the strong base provided by the previous editions, this is a completely updated version that includes:

  • Completely revised text to reflect the latest knowledge in marine science
  • Extensive references from 1995-2000.
  • Current tables
  • A wealth of new illustrations and tables
Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, this handbook covers a wide range of topics and is a quick and easy reference to a multitude of marine science subjects. Although this state-of-the art reference has been designed for marine scientists; administrators and other professionals who deal with the management of marine resources - and the investigation of anthropogenic impacts on marine systems - will find the information accessible and useful. The Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition is your first resource when you need current, concise, and detailed data.

Contents

PHYSIOGRAPHY
Ocean Provinces
Dimensions
Physiographic Provinces
Benthic and Pelagic Provinces

MARINE CHEMISTRY
Seawater Composition
Major Constituents
Minor and Trace Elements
Nutrient Elements
Gases
Organic Compounds
Dissolved Constituent Behavior
Vertical Profiles
Salinity

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Subject Areas
Properties of Seawater
Temperature
Salinity
Density
Open Ocean Circulation
Wind-Driven Circulation
Surface Water Circulation
Thermohaline Circulation
Estuarine and Coastal Ocean Circulation
Estuaries
Coastal Ocean

MARINE GEOLOGY
Plate Tectonics Theory
Seafloor Topographic Features
Mid-Ocean Ridges
Deep Ocean Floor
Continental Margins
Sediments
Deep Ocean Floor
Continental Margins

MARINE BIOLOGY
Introduction
Bacteria
Phytoplankton
Major Toxonomic Groups
Primary Productivity
Zooplankton
Zooplankton Classifications
Benthos
Benthic Flora
Benthic Fauna
Coral Reefs
Nekton
Fish
Crustaceans and Cephalopods
Marine Reptiles
Marine Mammals
Seabirds

MARINE POLLUTION AND OTHER ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS
Introduction
Types of Anthropogenic Impacts
Marine Pollution
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
Conclusions

INDEX

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