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- Teaches students about the historical, geological, physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the ocean environment.
- Includes essays written by several scientists discussing topics in their fields of specialization.
- Focused on a basic command of the language of marine science to understand the constant barrage of information concerning our planet and marine issues.

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Prologue: The History of Oceanography

1 The Water Planet

2 Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics

3 The Sea Floor and Its Sediments

4 The Physical Properties of Water

5 Seawater

6 The Atmosphere and the Oceans

7 Ocean Structure and Circulation

8 The Waves

9 The Tides

10 Coasts, Beaches, and Estuaries

11 The Living Ocean

12 The Plankton, Energy, and Food Webs

13 The Nekton: Swimmers of the Sea

14 The Benthos: Living on the Sea Floor

15 Environmental Issues

16 The Oceans and Climate Disruption