"How do the oceans work?" Essentials of Oceanography, Eleventh Edition, takes an interdisciplinary approach to help students answer this question. The latest edition brings together the interrelated spheres that compose Earth's systems as they relate to the oceans: geological, chemical, physical, and biological. Trujillo and Thurman balance rigor and accessibility, combining in-depth discussions of oceanographic concepts with highly visual and interactive study aids to demystify the science for the non-science student. This unique combination has made Essentials of Oceanography the best-selling brief book-and one of the best-sellers overall-in oceanography.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Planet "Earth" Chapter 2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Chapter 3. Marine Provinces Chapter 4. Marine Sediments Chapter 5. Water and Seawater Chapter 6. Air-Sea Interaction Chapter 7. Ocean Circulation Chapter 8. Waves and Water Dynamics Chapter 9. Tides Chapter 10. The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes Chapter 11. The Coastal Ocean Chapter 12. Marine Life and the Marine Environment Chapter 13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer Chapter 14. Animals of the Benthic Environment Chapter 15. Animals of the Pelagic Environment Chapter 16. The Oceans and Climate Change