eBook Ocean, 1st Edition

  • David Burnie
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  • ISBN-10: 0756657067
  • ISBN-13: 9780756657062
  • DDC: 551.46
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Overview

Breathtaking, powerful, and all-encompassing in its sheer scope and visual impact, Ocean sweeps you away on an incredible journey into the depths of our astonishing marine world. As the site where life first formed on Earth, a key element of the climate, and a fragile resource, oceans are of vital importance to our planet. This is a definitive visual guide to the world's oceans--including the geological and physical processes that affect the ocean floor, the key habitat zones, the rich diversity of marine life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About this Book.
Foreword.
1: Introduction.
2: Ocean Water.
3: The Properties of Water.
4: The Chemistry of Seawater.
5: Temperature and Salinity.
6: Light and Sound.
7: Ocean Geology.
8: The Formation of Earth.
9: The Origin of Oceans and Continents.
10: The Evolution of the Oceans.
11: Tectonics and the Ocean Floor.
12: Circulation and Climate.
13: Ocean Winds.
14: Surface Currents.
15: Underwater Circulation.
16: Global Water Cycle.
17: Oceans and Climate.
18: El Niño and La niña.
19: Hurricanes and Typhoons.
20: Waves and Tides.
21: Ocean Waves.
22: Tides.
23: Ocean Environments.
24: Coasts and the Seashore.
25: Coasts and Sea-Level Change.
26: Coastal Landscapes.
27: Beaches and Dunes.
28: Estuaries and Lagoons.
29: Salt Marshes and Tidal Flats.
30: Mangrove Swamps.
31: Shallow Seas.
32: Continental Shelves.
33: Rocky Seabeds.
34: Sandy Seabeds.
35: Seagrass Beds and Kelp Forests.
36: Coral Reefs.
37: The Pelagic Zone.
38: The Open Ocean and Ocean Floor.
39: Zones of the Open Ocean.
40: Seamounts and Guyots.
41: The Continental Slope and Rise.
42: Ocean Floor Sediments.
43: Abyssal Plains, Trenches, and Mid-Ocean Ridges.
44: Vents and Seeps.
45: Polar Oceans.
46: Ice Shelves.
47: Icebergs.
48: Sea Ice.
49: Polar Ocean Circulation.
50: Ocean Life.
51: Introduction to Ocean Life.
52: Classification.
53: Cycles of Life and Energy.
54: Swimming and Drifting.
55: Bottom-Living.
56: Zones of Ocean Life.
57: Ocean Migrations.
58: Living Down Deep.
59: Bioluminescence.
60: The History of Ocean Life.
61: Kingdoms of Ocean Life.
62: Bacteria and Archaea.
63: Protists.
64: Red and Brown Seaweeds.
65: Plant Life.
66: Green Seaweeds.
67: Green Algae.
68: Mosses.
69: Flowering Plants.
70: Fungi.
71: Animal Life.
72: Sponges.
73: Cnidarians.
74: Flatworms.
75: Ribbon Worms.
76: Segmented Worms.
77: Mollusk.
78: Arthropods.
79: Bryozoans.
80: Echinoderms.
81: Small, Bottom-Living Phyla.
82: Planktonic Phyla.
83: Tunicates and Lancelets.
84: Jawless Fishes.
85: Cartilaginous Fishes.
86: Bony Fishes.
87: Reptiles.
88: Birds.
89: Mammals.
90: Atlas of the Oceans.
91: Oceans of the World.
92: The Arctic Ocean.
93: Northwest Passage.
94: The Barents Sea.
95: The Atlantic Ocean.
96: Iceland.
97: The Western North Atlantic.
98: The North Sea and Baltic Sea.
99: The East Atlantic.
100: The Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea.
101: The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
102: The Centralatlantic.
103: The Scotia Sea.
104: The Indian Ocean.
105: The Red Sea and Arabian Sea.
106: The Bay of Bengal.
107: The Java Trench.
108: The Seychelles and Madagascar.
109: The Pacific Ocean.
110: The Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.
111: The Northwestern Pacific.
112: The East China Sea.
113: The South China Sea.
114: Micronesia.
115: Midway and Hawaii.
116: Gulf of California.
117: Melanesia.
118: Polynesia.
119: Galápagos Islands.
120: Easter Island.
121: Southeast Australia and New Zealand.
122: The Southern Ocean.
123: The Antarctic Peninsul.
124: The Ross Sea.
Glossary.
Index.
Atlas Index.
Acknowledgments.