Ocean

Author: Dan Kainen
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761180516
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Nature

Offers informative essays and factual statistics on eight distinctive marine animals, each accompanied by video-like Photicular illustrations, as well as an introductory piece chronicling a journey on a submersible.

The Oceans and Marine Geochemistry

Author: Harry Elderfield
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080451012
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

The Treatise on Geochemistry is the first work providing a comprehensive, integrated summary of the present state of geochemistry. It deals with all the major subjects in the field, ranging from the chemistry of the solar system to environmental geochemistry. The Treatise on Geochemistry has drawn on the expertise of outstanding scientists throughout the world, creating the reference work in geochemistry for the next decade. Each volume consists of fifteen to twenty-five chapters written by recognized authorities in their fields, and chosen by the Volume Editors in consultation with the Executive Editors. Particular emphasis has been placed on integrating the subject matter of the individual chapters and volumes. Elsevier also offers the Treatise on Geochemistry in electronic format via the online platform ScienceDirect, the most comprehensive database of academic research on the Internet today, enhanced by a suite of sophisticated linking, searching and retrieval tools.

Renewable Energy From the Ocean

Author: William H. Avery
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195361113
Release Date: 1994-03-17
Genre: Science

Scientists and engineers around the world are striving to develop new sources of energy. One source, ocean thermal energy conversion, has virtually unlimited potential. It is based on techniques that exploit heat produced by solar energy that may, in turn, be used to produce fuel and electricity. This book reviews the status and background of this promising technology. William H. Avery is the leading expert in this field, and his co-author Chih Wu is an authority on heat engine performance. Together they describe the workings of an OTEC power plant and how such a system might be implemented as part of a futuristic national energy strategy. The book is the only detailed presentation of basic OTEC technology, its testing and improvement. It is based on extensive development initiatives undertaken internationally during the period from 1974 through 1985. The book offers a thorough assessment of the economics of OTEC in comparison with other energy production methods. It will be of interest to a wide range of professionals in energy research, power and mechanical engineering, and to upper-level undergraduate students taking courses in these fields.

The Social Construction of the Ocean

Author: Philip E. Steinberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521010578
Release Date: 2001-10-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This 2001 book discusses the changing uses, regulations and representation of the sea from 1450 to now.

The Ocean Book

Author: Frank Sherwin
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781614581628
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Religion

The oceans may well be Earth's final frontier. These dark and sometimes mysterious waters cover 71 percent of the surface area of the globe and have yet to be fully explored, Under the waves, a watery world of frail splendor, foreboding creatures, and sights beyond imagination awaits. The Ocean Book will teach you about: Giant squid and other "monsters" of the seas Centuries of ocean exploration Hydrothermal vents The ingredients that make up the ocean Harnessing the ocean's energy Icebergs Coral reefs Ships, submarines, and other ocean vessels The major ocean currents El Nino, whirlpools, and hurricanes Harvesting the oceans' resources Whales, dolphins, fish, and other sea creatures Learning about the oceans and their hidden contents can be exciting and rewarding. The abundance and diversity of life, the wealth of resources, and the simple mysteries there have intrigued explorers and scientist for centuries. A better understanding of our oceans ensures careful conservation of their grandeur and beauty for future generations, and leads to a deeper respect for the delicate balance of life on planet Earth.

Ocean

Author: Fabien Cousteau
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9781405333085
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Reference

Explore the last wilderness left on Earth in this new compact guide to the Ocean From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans� power and importance to our planet � as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource for mankind. You will discover every aspect � from the geology of the sea floor and the interaction between the ocean�s and atmosphere � to the extraordinary diversity of marine life. Dive in for an awe-inspiring view of a watery world few of us have experienced. A beautiful visual essay celebrates the drama of the sea, while stunning illustrations and the latest satellite-derived maps explain and illuminate each natural process and phenomena. Includes an inspiring introduction by Editor-in-chief Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques. Dramatic, thought-provoking, and revealing, Ocean shines a bright and revealing spotlight into the depths of the last wilderness on our planet.

Fathoming the Ocean

Author: Helen M ROZWADOWSKI
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042940
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Science

By the middle of the nineteenth century, as scientists explored the frontiers of polar regions and the atmosphere, the ocean remained silent and inaccessible. The history of how this changed--of how the depths became a scientific passion and a cultural obsession, an engineering challenge and a political attraction--is the story that unfolds in Fathoming the Ocean.

The Handy Ocean Answer Book

Author: Thomas E. Svarney
Publisher: Omnigraphics
ISBN: 0780807251
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Reference

This easy-to-use, comprehensive resource on ocean behavior and myth answers 1,000 questions about such topics as ancient oceans and early life, ocean-air interactions, El Nino, currents, hurricanes, the gulf stream, and much more. 150 photos, including 16-page color insert.

Handbook on Ocean Politics Law

Author: James C. F. Wang
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313264341
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Law

Provides background information and analysis on contemporary ocean use issues. Coverage includes the development of ocean law, the evolving uses of oceans, data on living and non-living ocean resources, the environmental impact of pollution and national claims over ocean exploration.

About the Ocean

Author: Sindy McKay
Publisher: Treasure Bay, Inc.
ISBN: 1891327321
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explores many aspects of the ocean environment, from coral reefs to deep seas to sandy shores and presents facts about life in the ocean, including dolphins, sharks, whales, starfish, and other creatures.

An Ocean of Animals

Author: Janine Scott
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781429668149
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Color photos and simple text describe animals and their adaptations to the ocean"--Provided by publisher.

Ocean Surface Waves

Author: Stanislaw R. Massel
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9810221096
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

This book is intended as a handbook for professionals and researchers in the areas of Physical Oceanography, Ocean and Coastal Engineering and as a text for graduate students in these fields. It presents a comprehensive study on surface ocean waves induced by wind, including basic mathematical principles, physical description of the observed phenomena, practical forecasting techniques of various wave parameters and applications in ocean and coastal engineering, all from the probabilistic and spectral points of view. The book commences with a description of mechanisms of surface wave generation by wind and its modern modeling techniques. The stochastic and probabilistic terminology is introduced and the basic statistical and spectral properties of ocean waves are developed and discussed in detail. The bulk of material deals with the prediction techniques for waves in deep and coastal waters for simple and complex ocean basins and complex bathymetry. The various prediction methods, currently used in oceanography and ocean engineering, are described and the examples of practical calculations illustrate the basic text. An appendix provides a description of the modern methods of wave measurement, including the remote sensing techniques. Also the wave simulation methods and random data analysis techniques are discussed. In the book a lot of discoveries of the Russian and East European scientists, largely unknown in the Western literature due to the language barrier, are referred to.

The Command of the Ocean

Author: N A M Rodger
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141026909
Release Date: 2006-09-07
Genre: History

An Economist Best Book of 2004: "Destined to remain the reference on the subject for the coming generations."-U.S. Naval Institute

Inverse Modeling of the Ocean and Atmosphere

Author: Andrew F. Bennett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139434535
Release Date: 2005-10-20
Genre: Science

Inverse Modeling of the Ocean and Atmosphere is a graduate-level book for students of oceanography and meteorology, and anyone interested in combining computer models and observations of the hydrosphere or solid earth. A step-by-step development of maximally efficient inversion algorithms, using ideal models, is complemented by computer codes and comprehensive details for realistic models. Variational tools and statistical concepts are concisely introduced, and applications to contemporary research models, together with elaborate observing systems, are examined in detail. The book offers a review of the various alternative approaches, and further advanced research topics are discussed. Derived from the author's lecture notes, this book constitutes an ideal course companion for graduate students, as well as being a valuable reference source for researchers and managers in theoretical earth science, civil engineering and applied mathematics.