From the Back Cover
This insightful, ecologically sensitive presentation of the relationship of scientific principles to ocean phenomena is made even more relevant to a new generation by pairing new co-author Alan Trujillo with renowned author Harold V. Thurman. This book presents the basics of oceanography with a strong marine science emphasis. Logical Organization presents the physical features of the marine environment culminating with their ecological implications for life in the oceans: Geological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, and Biological oceanography. plate tectonics.