Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

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Elsevier Science and Technology

The Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences is the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive resource on the science of the oceans. This ambitious work includes contributions from leading scientists around the world on the physical processes that drive the oceans and the chemical, biological, and geological disciplines. The Encyclopedia also covers ancillary topics such as ocean technology, law of the oceans, global programs, marine policy, the use of the oceans for food and energy, and the impact of pollution and climate changes. The many different methods used to study the oceans are covered, from ship-based systems to satellite remote sensing.

Users will enjoy easy access to more than 400 articles, each approximately 3000-4000 words in length with further reading lists and extensive cross referencing. Each article provides comprehensive coverage of a particular topic, and is designed for a wide audience of students, academics, researchers, and professionals. The articles are written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest technical information.

Also available online on ScienceDirect. For online version information, please visit http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_works

  • Presents 402 original articles covering all the physical, chemical and biological aspects of ocean science
  • Brings together classic scientific theories with the newest discoveries, technologies, and applications
  • Written by the world's leading researchers and developed by a prestigious editorial board
  • Makes information easy to find with an intuitive format, extensive cross references, further reading lists, and complete index
  • Illustrated with more than 1900 figures and full color throughout
  • Developed alongside each other, the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences together with the Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences provide readers a with comprehensive resource, and a link between these two fields.


Book News
A perusal of Books in Print on CD-ROM brings up nothing in print that seems to approach the scope and depth of this Encyclopedia, designed for undergraduates and above. An international array of 400 contributors provide entries on a sea of topics that include deep ocean acoustics, autonomous underwater vehicles, bubbles, human impact on coastal topography, deep sea drilling, eutrophication, foam, gulls, hydrothermal vent biota, mesocosms, marine mammals, tritium-helium dating, and water types and masses. The set's table of contents also functions as an index. For example, while no entry exists for the important word/category, ecosystem , and because entries falling within that category do exist, the table of contents shows "Ecosystems," next to which are listed entries on fiordic, large marine, ocean gyre, polar, and upswelling ecosystems. In addition to the roughly 400 articles and almost 2,000 figures (many in color), are appendices addressing SI units and equivalences, useful values, the periodic table, geologic time chart, properties of sea water, sea surface and Beaufort Wind Scale, mean oceanic concentrations of the elements, a taxonomic outline of marine organisms, and bathymetric charts of the oceans. Each entry contains an introduction, cross-references, and suggestions for further reading. Purchase of the set includes access to an on-line version. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Elsevier
The Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences is the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive resource on the science of the oceans. This ambitious work includes contributions from leading scientists around the world on the physical processes that drive the oceans and the chemical, biological, and geological disciplines. The Encyclopedia also covers ancillary topics such as ocean technology, law of the oceans, global programs, marine policy, the use of the oceans for food and energy, and the impact of pollution and climate changes. The many different methods used to study the oceans are covered, from ship-based systems to satellite remote sensing.

Users will enjoy easy access to more than 400 articles, each approximately 3000-4000 words in length with further reading lists and extensive cross referencing. Each article provides comprehensive coverage of a particular topic, and is designed for a wide audience of students, academics, researchers, and professionals. The articles are written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest technical information.

Also available online on ScienceDirect.
For online version information, please visit http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_works

Key Features
* Presents 402 original articles covering all the physical, chemical and biological aspects of ocean science
* Brings together classic scientific theories with the newest discoveries, technologies, and applications
* Written by the world's leading researchers and developed by a prestigious editorial board
* Makes information easy to find with an intuitive format, extensive cross references, further reading lists, and complete index
* Illustrated with more than 1900 figures and full color throughout
* Developed alongside each other, the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences together with the Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences provide readers a with comprehensive resource, and a link between these two fields.

Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780122274305
012227430X
Branch Call Number: REF 551.46 ENCYC
Characteristics: 6 volumes (l, 3,399 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

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