Environmental Issues in Oceanography

Environmental Issues in Oceanography

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A supplementary text for an introductory course in oceanography, marine science, or environmental science.The Environmental Issues in Oceanography (EIO) are web-based, critical-thinking projects that guide students in applying the concepts of oceanography and scientific reasoning in analyzing a range of immediate, relevant environmental issues. The goal of these projects is not only to draw students' attention to some pressing ecological issues, but to help the instructor in training the students to gather, evaluate, and analyze information as a scientist would in order to draw their own conclusions-a skill that will benefit students for the rest of their lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130356700
  • 9780130356703

Table of contents

1. Coastal Population Growth. 2. Sonar and Whales. 3. Methane Hydrates: Energy Boom or Climate Bust? 4. Toxic Chemicals in Seawater. 5. The Lasting Influences of Hurricanes. 6. Beaches or Bedrooms?: The Dynamic Coastal Environment. 7. Illegal Immigration: Ballast Water and Exotic Species. 8. Lifestyles of the Large and Blubbery: How to Grow a Blue Whale.
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