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Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science Hardcover – September 8, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0495391937 ISBN-10: 049539193X Edition: 7th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 049539193X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495391937
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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The book's quality is very good.
JV
Dr. Garrison's book is very easy to read while extremely educational.
Rosita
So just keep that in mind if that's what you think this is about.
R.G.P.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rodrigo Aluizio on 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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Dr. Garrison's book is very easy to read while extremely educational. I retained so much information because of his writing style. I rented this book and was sorry that I had to send it back. More than worth the money. I plan on buying this edition when a new edition comes out. Don't rent this one, buy it! It's worth it, I promise.
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By Alyssa on February 22, 2012
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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! For the same price I paid for the new version on here, I would have gotten a used book with highlighting and marks all over it at the school bookstores. I am definitely ordering my books from here again!
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It was an excellent, customer service, the book was good and the time to delivery was perfect, thank you!
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By William G. Prewitt on November 14, 2014
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Okay, purchased it for class...
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By Yizhuang Liu on November 17, 2014
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Nothing To Say. 5 Star Book
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By Amazon Customer on September 10, 2014
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good book! fast shipping!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R.G.P. on February 20, 2013
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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 plus to me. This is about just the ocean for the most part not the biological animals in it, one chapter near the end actually covers any kind of marine life. So just keep that in mind if that's what you think this is about.
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