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Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science [Hardcover]

Tom S. Garrison
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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September 8, 2009 049539193X 978-0495391937 7
The ocean affects all aspects of our lives, and Tom Garrison will show you how in the new Seventh Edition of OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE. Garrison takes you on a vivid exploration of the ocean--from submarine canyons to zooplankton, global warming, the growing plastics problem, and our changing coastlines--and explains oceanography's most important concepts. Garrison's engaging, student-friendly approach helps you understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean. You'll explore topics like Hurricane Katrina; the devastating December 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the resulting tsunami; the moon and its connection to the ocean; the power of the ocean to influence weather; and uses and abuses of the ocean. Gain an understanding of the wonders of the sea and the scientific questions that surround it with this enjoyable, fascinating text!

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Tom Garrison (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is emeritus professor of Marine Science at Orange Coast College (OCC) in Costa Mesa, California, one of the largest undergraduate marine science departments in the United States. Dr. Garrison also holds an adjunct professorship at the University of Southern California. He has been named the country's Outstanding Marine Educator by the National Marine Technology Society, is a founding member of COSEE, writes a regular column for the journal Oceanography, and has written for National Geographic magazine. He was a winner of the prestigious Salgo-Noren Foundation Award for Excellence in College Teaching. Dr. Garrison was an Emmy Award team participant as writer and science advisor for the PBS syndicated Oceanus television series, and writer and science advisor for The Endless Voyage, a set of television programs in oceanography completed in 2003. His widely used textbooks in oceanography and marine science are the college market's best sellers. In 2009, the faculty of OCC selected Dr. Garrison as the institution's first Distinguished Professor, and in 2010, he was honored by the Association of Community College Trustees as the outstanding community college professor in western North America. His interest in the ocean dates from his earliest memories. As he grew up with a U.S. Navy admiral as a dad, the subject was hard to avoid! He had the good fortune to meet great teachers who supported and encouraged this interest. Years as a midshipman and commissioned naval officer continued the marine emphasis; graduate school and 421 years of teaching has allowed him to pass his oceanic enthusiasm to more than 65,000 students. Although he retired from full-time professoring in 2011, he continues to bother OCC staff and students on a regular basis.

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  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 049539193X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495391937
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Concise and Precise March 13, 2010
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This book is able to do something extremely difficult. It brings not only the basics of a comprehensive area but it goes further. All this accompanied of amazing illustrations, pictures and an easy to understand writing. The book is ideal for those who need to be introduced to the oceanography and the ones who want to evolve their knowledge about the ocean as a hole, because even biology, chemistry and physics being separate areas of expertise they are not apart in the environment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book July 5, 2014
By Buffy
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Very good book. Came in good condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars satisfied July 28, 2013
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I got item on time. It was in good condition. it provides the information I needed. Good educational book for that price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, and much cheaper than the newest edition June 29, 2013
By Firefox
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I have yet to find out if this book is acceptable for the class that I am taking, but I leafed through the book and I liked it. There were many images, and it goes very in-depth into environmental problems about the ocean and the geological aspects of the ocean.

Great deal for a book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science June 5, 2013
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i purchased this book for college, it's a thin book and none of the online resources work, but you can find them if you google around enough to get the chapter quizzes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it is a text book May 2, 2013
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was in great shape and it fit the bill. class was passed and the book was cheaper here than a book store.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST March 9, 2013
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Oceanogrpahy gives you a clear and easy read. It helps you understand everything you need to learn for this course.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Book..oh this book...
A page or two is missing which does not allow me to have the entirety of the books information.

There are scribbles and just blotches of weird penmanship. Read more
Published 6 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Filled With Pictures
I bought this book for an online oceanography class, so far it has worked pretty well and it has a lot of details as well as pictures on practically every page which is always a... Read more
Published 16 months ago by R.G.P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Happily, this text book arrived as described - hardcover with minimal highlighting. I'm extremely pleased to have not had to pay full price for this book, and I'm looking forward... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Casual reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Only Textbook That I've Wanted to Keep
Dr. Garrison's book is very easy to read while extremely educational. I retained so much information because of his writing style. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Rosita
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
The book arrived when they said it would in perfect condition! It was brand new and had never been opened. I also was happy that the book was offered for such a low price! Read more
Published on February 22, 2012 by Alyssa
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent textbook
I found this textbook to be very helpful in my oceanography class. The text is easy to understand and the figures are colorful and
Published on October 11, 2011 by Eloy Zamudio
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for an introduction to Oceanography!
The book's quality is very good. Quality cover, quality papers & prints, unlike many other books. The contents are very well written. Read more
Published on February 26, 2011 by JV
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