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Essentials of Oceanography, 6th Edition

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Overview

The sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY conveys Garrison's enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science students taking an introductory course. It is a streamlined version of his bestselling OCEANOGRAPHY text, but was created specifically to meet the needs of a shorter course. This text provides a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, and the role and importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet.

Features and Benefits

  • ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY, Sixth Edition continues to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its connections with astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, biology, ecology, history, and economics. Using an engaging writing style, author Tom Garrison helps students gain "an oceanic perspective" in which water, continents, seafloors, sunlight, storms, seaweeds, and society are connected in subtle and beautiful ways.
  • Global climate change is integrated throughout this text. Icons presented both on chapter outlines and in the text itself show readers where global climate change topics are covered and also help them make connections to overall chapter content.
  • Each chapter of the book includes a fully integrated learning system. A Preview of 4-6 main points begins each chapter, a Brief Review summarizes each section in the chapter, and a Chapter Summary helps students crystallize what they have learned and Study Questions help them apply what they have learned.
  • Student learning is enhanced by an art program that includes over 200 separate illustrations and 250 photos. Chapter Opener Photos are supported by a short Vignette that puts the photo in perspective and motivates chapter content.

Table of Contents

1. Origins.
2. History.
3. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics.
4. Ocean Basins.
5. Sediments.
6. Water.
7. Atmospheric Circulation.
8. Ocean Circulation.
9. Waves.
10. Tides.
11. Coasts.
12. Life in the Ocean.
13. Pelagic Communities.
14. Benthic Communities.
15. Uses and Abuses of the Ocean.
Afterword.
Appendix I: Measurements and Conversions.
Appendix II: Geological Time.
Appendix III: Latitude and Longitude, Time, and Navigation.
Appendix IV: Maps and Charts.
Appendix V: Working in Marine Science.
Glossary.
Credits.
Index.

What's New

  • A new box entitled About the Ocean World / A Student Asks… is designed to spark student excitement about oceanography and expand active learning opportunities. This new boxed feature in every chapter highlights questions received from inquisitive students. The sections present current scientific understandings in answer to these fascinating questions and establish connections to chapter content. They also offer suggestions for student inquiry and discovery.
  • Expanded and Fully Integrated Pedagogy: A new section called Chapter Preview offers a concise description of 4-6 main ideas covered in the chapter. After each major section in the chapter Brief Review sections help students focus on the major points. At the end of chapters, a Chapter Summary provides a brief narrative summary of contents and Study Questions help students apply what they have learned, creating a fully integrated learning system for each chapter.
  • Course Customization Resources on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and more: Three new Oceanography Modules help you keep your course relevant and timely. Consider customizing your text with a capstone coverage on one or more of these important topics.1) Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 2) The Science Behind the Ocean's "Garbage Patches" 3) Underwater Research.
  • Global Geoscience Watch: Updated several times a day, the Global Geoscience Watch is a focused portal into GREENR – our Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources – an ideal one-stop site for classroom discussion and research projects for all things geoscience! Broken into the four key course areas (Geography, Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography), you can easily get to the most relevant content available for your course. You and your students will have access to the latest information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines. You also will receive access to statistics, primary sources, case studies, podcasts, and much more!
  • Updated Design and Even More Spectacular Visuals: A new text design allows for even more photos and visual learning. A more spacious "look and feel" offers students an even more inviting introduction to Oceanography.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Oceanography CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1111979146  | ISBN-13: 9781111979140

List Price = $281.95


Bundle: Essentials of Oceanography, 6th + National Geographic Learning Reader: Water: Global Challenges and Policy of Freshwater Use (with eBook Printed Access Card)

ISBN-10:  1285157540  | ISBN-13:  9781285157542

List Price = $275.95  | CengageBrain Price = $275.95


Bundle: Geology and the Environment, 7th + National Geographic Learning Reader: Water: Global Challenges and Policy of Freshwater Use (with eBook Printed Access Card)

ISBN-10:  1285157583  | ISBN-13:  9781285157580

List Price = $279.95  | CengageBrain Price = $279.95


ePack: Essentials of Oceanography, 6th + Global Geoscience Watch Printed Access Card + Oceanography CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1428306013 | ISBN-13:  9781428306011

List Price = $281.95  | CengageBrain Price = $281.95


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111479267 | ISBN-13: 9781111479268)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $188.00  | CengageBrain Price = $188.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $188.00

eBank Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 084006800X | ISBN-13: 9780840068002)

The Instructor's Manual (available on the instructor book companion website in Microsoft® Word format) contains chapter outlines, key terms, and themes for general discussion as well as perspectives on selected discussion questions from the text. The Test Bank (available on the instructor book companion website in Microsoft® Word format) offers multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions keyed to the text (including references).

PowerLecture with JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 084006599X | ISBN-13: 9780840065995)

PowerLecture instructor resources are a collection of book-specific lecture and class tools on DVD. The fastest and easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture assets include chapter-specific PowerPoint presentations, images, animations and video, instructor manuals, test banks, useful web links and more. PowerLecture media-teaching tools are an effective way to enhance the educational experience. Also includes JoinIn™ content (for use with most "clicker" systems), delivering instant classroom assessment and active learning. Take polls and attendance, quiz, and invite students to actively participate while they learn.

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 0840068018 | ISBN-13: 9780840068019)

ExamView testing software allows instructors to quickly create, deliver, and customize tests for class in print and online formats, and features automatic grading. Includes a test bank with hundreds of questions customized directly to the text, with all questions also provided in PDF and Microsoft® Word formats for instructors who opt not to use the software component.

Oceanography Enrichment Module: Oceanography and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  (ISBN-10: 1111989192 | ISBN-13: 9781111989194)

A Personal Account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster written by a scientist who has worked at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab along the Gulf coast in Alabama.

List Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.75

Oceanography Enrichment Module: The Ocean's Garbage Patches: What They Are and How They Impact the Ocean Ecosystem  (ISBN-10: 1111989206 | ISBN-13: 9781111989200)

Part I of this enrichment module covers The Science behind the Ocean’s “Garbage Patches” by introducing students to the fundamentals of plastic pollution and citing the reasons why marine debris accumulates in certain areas of the ocean. Part II of the module delves in to the Impact of Plastic on the Ocean Ecosystem and covers concepts such as animal entanglement, plastic ingestion, and the effect of toxins in conjunction with current legislation and clean-up efforts.

Oceanography Enrichment Module: Marine Research: Two Ways of Researching the Underwater World  (ISBN-10: 1111989184 | ISBN-13: 9781111989187)

List Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.75

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111479267 | ISBN-13: 9781111479268)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $188.00  | CengageBrain Price = $188.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $188.00

Oceanography Enrichment Module: Oceanography and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  (ISBN-10: 1111989192 | ISBN-13: 9781111989194)

A Personal Account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster written by a scientist who has worked at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab along the Gulf coast in Alabama.

List Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.75

Oceanography Enrichment Module: The Ocean's Garbage Patches: What They Are and How They Impact the Ocean Ecosystem  (ISBN-10: 1111989206 | ISBN-13: 9781111989200)

Part I of this enrichment module covers The Science behind the Ocean’s “Garbage Patches” by introducing students to the fundamentals of plastic pollution and citing the reasons why marine debris accumulates in certain areas of the ocean. Part II of the module delves in to the Impact of Plastic on the Ocean Ecosystem and covers concepts such as animal entanglement, plastic ingestion, and the effect of toxins in conjunction with current legislation and clean-up efforts.

List Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.75

Oceanography Enrichment Module: Marine Research: Two Ways of Researching the Underwater World  (ISBN-10: 1111989184 | ISBN-13: 9781111989187)

List Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Tom S. Garrison

Tom Garrison (Ph.D., University of Southern California) was an inspiring professor of Marine Science for over 47 years at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California -- one of the largest undergraduate marine science departments in the United States. Dr. Garrison also held an adjunct professorship at the University of Southern California and won multiple teaching and education awards during his career. He was a founding member of the Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement, wrote a regular column for the journal Oceanography, and enjoyed writing for National Geographic magazine. Dr. Garrison was an Emmy Award team participant as writer and science advisor for the PBS syndicated Oceanus television series, and writer and science advisor for The Endless Voyage -- a set of television programs in oceanography. His widely used textbooks in oceanography and marine science are the college market's best sellers, and 42 years of teaching allowed him to pass his oceanic enthusiasm to more than 65,000 students in his career.