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Ocean : reflections on a century of exploration

Title
Ocean : reflections on a century of exploration / Wolf H. Berger ; with contributions by E.N. Shor.
Author
Berger, Wolfgang H.
Publication
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009], ©2009.

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Additional Authors
Shor, Elizabeth Noble.
Description
x, 519 pages : illustrations, maps; 27 cm
Subjects
Note
  • "The Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment"--Prelim. p.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Forword / Charles F. Kennel -- Introduction. Coping with a Sea of Change -- 1. Discovering the Ocean: Of Fish and Ships and People -- 2. A Portrait of the Ocean Planet: Elements of Ocean Literacy -- 3. Life at the Edge of a Fertile Sea: The Birthplace of Marine Science -- 4. Of Coral Reefs and Atolls: Stone Gardens of Tropical Seas -- 5. The Zen of the Beach: Musings on a River of Sand -- 6. Unraveling the Gulf Stream Puzzle: On a Warm Current Running North -- 7. Sardines and the California Current: On a Cold Current Running South -- 8. Meadows and Deserts of the Sea: On the Elusive Concept of Ocean Productivity -- 9. Of Whales and Sharks and Giant Squid: Reflections on the Big, the Strange, and the Powerful -- 10. The Deep, the Cold, the Dark: Life at the End of the Line -- 11. Seeing in the Dark: A Sound Approach to Exploration -- 12. Mountains, Trenches, Sunken Islands: The Great Revolution in Earth Science -- 13. The Ocean's Memory of the Ice Ages: The Endless Cycles of Climate Change -- 14. Abyssal Memories: A Thousand Holes in the Bottom of the Sea -- 15. Global Warming and the Ocean: Human Impact on a Greenhouse Planet -- Epilogue: The Great Trends in Exploration and the Challenges Ahead -- App. 1. Units Used in the Ocean Sciences -- App. 2. Aspects of Ocean Chemistry -- App. 3. Overview of Major Groups of Important Marine Organisms -- App. 4. Geologic Time Scale -- App. 5. Topographic Statistics.
ISBN
  • 9780520247789 (case : alk. paper)
  • 0520247787 (case : alk. paper)
LCCN
  • 2008055348
  • 99933835197
OCLC
  • ocn225871582
  • 225871582
  • SCSB-5472322
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries