Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction

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9780080379524: Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction

Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries: An Overview presents results from the overarching need for researchers to get advice relevant to their scholarly pursuits. This is even more critical in the current fast changing environment whereby even those who are established scholars find the new scholarly publishing paradigm hectic, and amateur ones easily get intimidated. In the wake of competitive rankings of universities, there is an added requirement for faculty to be involved with research activities so that they enhance the standing of their parent institutions. That means there is need to use valid and authentic platforms for publishing, and in many instances the help of the librarian as advisor about this is sought. Making reference to already existing texts as well as answering some questions that have been encountered by the author, the book is compiled to make easy, short, and concise reading that is an overview about the tracking of citations. Besides giving suggestions on how academic librarians can provide support to scholars, it includes the benefit of them being scholars too.

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'Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction' 5th edition provides an introduction to descriptive (synoptic) physical oceanography for science undergraduates and early graduate students. There has been an updating of topics such as the heat budget, instruments (particularly the use of satellites), a complete revision of the material on equatorial oceanography, sea-ice physics and distribution and El Nino and information has been added on thermohaline circulation, mixing nad coral reef oceanography.


'... This is an excellent book, maintaining and improving on the high standard of previous editions..' Ocean Challenge 1991

'...the book is a bargain. I have owned a copy of the first edition since 1968; however I intend having a copy of the fourth edition for my personal collection; I recommend that others follow suit.'
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

I have just finished teaching an introductory undergraduate survey course in physical oceanography using the new edition of Pickard's splendid book. Although I am not unprejudiced (since I have used the first edition for about four years), both editions have been a joy to use.'

'Any person wanting an introduction to the subject would do well to read this book.'

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George L Pickard
ISBN 10: 0080379524 ISBN 13: 9780080379524
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Book Description ELSEVIER ORDER @ FULFILLMENT, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 80379524

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