An Introduction to the World's Oceans

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In" An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Seventh Edition, Keith Sverdrup, Alyn Duxbury, and Alison Duxbury have blended the most comtemporary information and research with basic principles to bring you and your students an unmatched, comprehensive introduction to oceanography. You will find a significantly revised Seventh Edition that addresses all the latest findings in oceanography.

What's special about these authors?"An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Seventh Edition, contains balanced and comprehensive coverage that comes from each author having strength in different areas of oceanography. Oceanography is an eclectic science that examines physical, chemical, and biological properties of the world's oceans. Alison Duxbury has a background in marine biology, Alyn Duxbury has a background in physical oceanography, and Keith Sverdrup has a background in marine geology, geophysics, and how oceanography relates to other areas of science. The result? A well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to oceanography.

McGraw-Hill has exclusive videos from Scripps Institution of Oceanography: These video clips will be brief (one- to two-minute clips) and available on either videotape or on the Digital Content Manager CD-ROM. There will be a total of about 2 hours and 12 minutes worth of these short clips. Clips will be available for each chapter of the text and no other company can offer these videos.

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Internet Exercises are available on the text web site. These will challenge students to obtain data or other information from various sites on the web and then solve problems.

Besides the internet exercises on the web site, you'll find the Student Study Guide and Instructor's Manual (the IM is password protected). Every chapter has a listing of internet URLs and when appropriate, there are URL addresses included in figure captions. These URLs direct them to the relevant sites without the need to blindly search the web.
Discussions have been updated to reflect new data and information from recent research. For example:

New discussion of how seawater affects light

New discussion of study of underwater sound

Impact of 1997-98 El Nino
"End of Chapter Problems" allow students to test their understanding of the concepts while providing them with more experience in the manipulation and processing of concepts and data. It allows students to "get their hands dirty" by working with the ideas presented in the chapter rather than just passively reading the material.
Special Interest Boxes provide in-depth discussions of: 1) practical applications of different techniques; 2) cutting edge research projects; or 3) particularly interesting processes and phenomena related to the oceans.

A new boxed reading that has been added is on the "Recovery of Black Smokers: 1998" which discusses the expedition to recover four black smokers from Juan de Fuca ridge.

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