- Hardcover: 976 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5 edition (March 19, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0534408877
- ISBN-13: 978-0534408879
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 77 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science (with OceanographyNow, InfoTrac) 5th Edition
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"I prefer the Garrison text in most cases over the textbook I am currently using. I find the Garrison text to be equivalent )to) or better than other textbooks I have reviewed...I found the writing style to be very readable and engaging. This textbook does not always read like a textbook....What I really like are the sample questions from students and the critical thinking questions provided at the end of each chapter. I think the figures and images in the chapters I reviewed were truly excellent...I think the author's approach is very effective and definitely provides (the) relevance of oceanography to student(s') lives...This text provides timely examples that enhance the material. I think it is overall an excellent textbook that presents material that is extremely accessible to students coming from varied backgrounds."
"It is by far the most accurate treatment of introductory oceanography that I have ever seen."
"I think Garrison does an outstanding job!...I think this is a great book. The writing style is easy and simple to understand; the level at which topics are covered is perfect. When my students heard that I was reviewing a few chapters of the book, they asked me to tell the author that his book is one of the best they ever used, and that not only had they already gone through all of it, (so had) their roommate/ best friend/ child/ wife, etc"
"Garrison's text is better in almost every respect (than my current text)...His illustrations are better and the historical perspective he presents is very helpful in demonstrating how science works and progresses."
"Garrison makes learning about Oceanography a splash!"
About the Author
Tom Garrison (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is emeritus professor of Marine Science at Orange Coast College 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 member of the COSEE staff, writes a regular column for the journal Oceanography, and was a winner of the prestigious Salgo-Noren Foundation Award for Excellence in College Teaching as well as the University of Texas NISOD award for academic leadership. 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. He serves as a grants judge for the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. His widely used textbooks in oceanography and marine science have been the college market's best sellers for more than a decade. In 2009, the faculty of Orange Coast College selected Dr. Garrison as the institution's first Distinguished Professor, and The Association of Community College Trustees selected Dr. Garrison to win the United States and Canada's Pacific Region Award as top community college professor in 2010.