Issues in Oceanography

Issues in Oceanography

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An innovative approach to teaching oceanography, this text consists of marine environmental issues that are presented as self-contained exercises which teach students introductory oceanography and important marine environmental issues. Written in an exceptionally clear and concise style, it involves students interactively in developing the math and analytical skills necessary to truly think critically about, and gain insight into, important issues. Discussions based on the activities create a vibrant learning atmosphere in both large and small-section classes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 210 x 276 x 3mm | 130g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130186031
  • 9780130186034

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Critical Thinking. THE ISSUES. 2. Coastal Population Growth, A Global Ecosystem at Risk. 3. Coral Rocks! The Value of the Worlds Coral Reefs. 4. Toxic Chemicals in Seawater. 5. Global Warming and Sea Level Rise. 6. CO2 Emissions and Global Warming. 7. Beaches or Bedrooms? The Dynamic Coastal Environment. 8. Human Impacts on Estuaries. 9. Illegal Immigration: Ballast Water and Exotic Species. 10. Lifestyles of the Large and Blubbery: How to Grow a Blue Whale. 11. Sharks. 12. Dolphin-Safe Tuna and Turtle-Safe Shrimp: An Oxymoron? 13. Catch of the Day: Chilean Sea Bass.
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