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 recent sources (1995-2000)
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.
Table of Contents
Benthic and Pelagic Provinces
Minor and Trace Elements
Dissolved Constituent Behavior
Properties of Seawater
Open Ocean Circulation
Surface Water Circulation
Estuarine and Coastal Ocean Circulation
Plate Tectonics Theory
Seafloor Topographic Features
Deep Ocean Floor
Deep Ocean Floor
Major Toxonomic Groups
Crustaceans and Cephalopods
MARINE POLLUTION AND OTHER ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS
Types of Anthropogenic Impacts
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
"This is a most impressive reference; a carefully structured collection of facts and figures regarding the marine realm. . . a must for good reference libraries and would no doubt be useful for personal reference collections of undergraduate students or teachers of marine disciplines. I can imagine that I will use my copy extensively as a starting point for oceanographic inquiry."
-Brendan J. Godley, Editor, Marine Turtle Newsletter
"This handbook will be a very valuable reference for students and professionals in all disciplines of marine science…Kennish did an excellent job of selecting appropriate tables and figures from journal articles and books, which he cited as footnotes below the table or figure for easy reference…This book is an encyclopedia of information on most every topic imaginable…The world has changed and books are expensive…this handbook is a bargain." -Gary R. Gaston, "Estuaries"
"…oceanography is truly multidisciplinary and unless you have the resident expert in the next office, it is particularly difficult to track down information in other subject areas which you don't know well, and herein lies the great strength of this book. It succeeds in providing a great deal of valuable information across many different disciplines which otherwise would be hard, or at least tedious, to find." -Martin Preston, Ocean Challenge
"...designed to serve the multidisciplinary research needs of contemporary marine biologists, chemists, geologists and oceanographers. Lots of tables and graphs with data on everything from lithospheric plates to lethal temperatures for fishes. An encyclopedia of marine information." - Fisheries, Volume 19, Number 10
"Broad coverage of the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the marine realm, useful as a supplemental reference for undergraduate or graduate marine science courses."
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