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eBook The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment, 1st Edition

  • Rainer F. Buschmann
  • Lance Nolde
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  • ISBN-10: 144084352X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440843525
  • DDC: 304.209162
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment is a one-stop resource that describes in-depth the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern Oceans and identifies their importance, today and throughout history. Essays address the subject areas of oceans and seas in world culture, fishing and shipping industries through history, ocean exploration, and climate change and oceans.

The book also presents dozens of entries covering a breadth of topics on human culture, the environment, history, and current issues as they relate to the oceans and ocean life. Via Opposing Viewpoints, readers are invited to apply their critical thinking skills by considering Opposing Viewpoint essays on complex issues relating to the earth's oceans.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Thematic Essays.
1: The Arctic Ocean.
2: The Atlantic Ocean.
3: The Indian Ocean.
4: The Pacific Ocean.
5: The Southern Ocean.
6: Oceans and Seas in World Culture.
7: The Changing Nature of Ocean Boundaries.
8: The Shipping Industry.
9: Ocean Exploration.
10: Environmental Issues and the World’s Oceans.
Topical Entries.
11: Adriatic Sea.
12: Age of Sail.
13: Antikythera Wreck.
14: Aquaculture.
15: Art and the Sea.
16: Atlantic Galleon Exchange.
17: Atlantis.
18: Atocha Wreck.
19: Austronesians.
20: Beachcombers (Transculturites).
21: Belitung Wreck.
22: Bermuda Triangle.
23: Bikini Atoll (Nuclear Pacific).
24: Burial at Sea.
25: Carbon Cycle.
26: Celestial Navigation.
27: Climate Change.
28: Coastal Erosion and Deposition.
29: The Columbian Exchange.
30: Commodities.
31: Cook, James (1728–1779).
32: Coral Reefs.
33: Coriolis Effect.
34: Cousteau, Jacques (1910–1997).
35: Cross-Cultural Encounters.
36: Da Gama, Vasco (1469–1524).
37: Deep Sea Exploration.
38: Earle, Sylvia (1935–).
39: El Niño/La Niña.
40: Estuaries.
41: Exclusive Economic Zone.
42: Fortified Wines (Port and Madeira).
43: Glaciers.
44: Great Barrier Reef (Australia).
45: Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
46: The Great Wave Off Kanagawa.
47: Groot (Grotius), Hugo DE (1583–1645).
48: Heyerdahl, Thor (1914–2002).
49: Hōkūle‘a.
50: Hurricanes and Typhoons.
51: Ibn Majid, Ahmad (c. 1432–c. 1500).
52: Ice Melt.
53: Islands.
54: Law of the Sea.
55: Literature and the Sea.
56: Little Ice Age.
57: Littoral.
58: Magellan, Ferdinand (1480–1521).
59: The Manila Galleon.
60: Marine Pollution.
61: Maritime Archaeology.
62: Maritime Deities.
63: Maritime Empires.
64: Maritime Organizations.
65: Maritime Trade.
66: Mediterranean Sea.
67: Mermaids.
68: MH370.
69: Moby-Dick.
70: Mu (Continent Of).
71: Music and Seafarers.
72: Myths and Legends.
73: Nansen, Fridtjof (1861–1930).
74: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
75: Navigation.
76: Nor’Easter.
77: Northwest Passage.
78: Ocean Acidification.
79: Ocean Currents.
80: Ocean Tides.
81: Panama Canal.
82: Piailug, Mau (1932–2010).
83: Piracy.
84: Plate Tectonics.
85: Poseidon/Neptune.
86: Reefs.
87: Salinity.
88: Sargasso Sea.
89: Sea Ice.
90: Sea Level Rise.
91: Sea Monsters.
92: The Sea Peoples.
93: Sharks.
94: The South China Sea.
95: Suez Canal.
96: Surfing.
97: Terra Australis Incognita.
98: Thalassocracy.
99: Tomol.
100: Tsunami.
101: Tupaia (c.1725–1770).
102: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
103: The Vikings.
104: Warships: North American Colonial Wars.
105: Waves.
106: Whales and Whaling.
107: Zheng He (1371–c. 1430).
Bibliography.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Index.