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The past one hundred years of ocean science have been distinguished by dramatic milestones, remarkable discoveries, and major revelations. This book is a clear and lively survey of many of these amazing findings. Beginning with a brief review of the elements that define what the ocean is and how it worksa€”from plate tectonics to the thermocline and the life within ita€”Wolf H. Berger places current understanding in the context of history. Essays treat such topics as beach processes and coral reefs, the great ocean currents off the East and West Coasts, the productivity of the sea, and the geologic revolution that changed all knowledge of the earth in the twentieth century.R.G. Douglas, S.M. Savin, 1975, Oxygen and carbon isotope analyses of Tertiary and Cretaceous micro- fossils from Shatsky Rise and other sites in the North Pacific Ocean. Initial Reports of the ... Nature 219, 919a€“920. 41. J.H. Lipps, 1970 anbsp;...

Author: Wolf H. Berger
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2009-04-06

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