The Geography of the Ocean Book

The Geography of the Ocean


  • Author : Anne-Flore Laloë
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317030553

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The Geography of the Ocean Excerpt :

Despite the fact that the vast majority of the earth’s surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines the ocean-space and our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book employs a broad conceptual and methodological framework to analyse specific events that have contributed to the production of geographical knowledge about the ocean. These include, but are not limited to, Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic journey, the mapping of nonexistent islands, the establishment of transoceanic trade routes, the discovery of largescale water movements, the HMS Challenger expedition, the search for the elusive Terra Australis Incognita, the formulation of the theory of continental drift and the mapping of the seabed. Using a combination of original, empirical (archival, material and cartographic), and theoretical sources, this book uniquely brings together fascinating narratives throughout history to produce a representation and mapping of geographical oceanic knowledge. It questions how we know what we know about the oceans and how this knowledge is represented and mapped. The book then uses this representation and mapping as a way to coherently trace the evolution of oceanic spatial awareness. In recent years, particularly in historical geography, discovering and knowing the ocean-space has been a completely separate enterprise from discovering and colonising the lands beyond it. There has been such focus on studying colonised lands, yet the oceans between them have been neglected. This book gives the geographical ocean a voice to be acknowledged as a space where history, geography and indeed historical geography took place.

Fragile Things Book
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Fragile Things


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061804168

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“A prodigiously imaginative collection.” —New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice “Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.” —Washington Post Book World Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a few), #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novel series. A uniquely imaginative creator of wonders whose unique storytelling genius has been acclaimed by a host of literary luminaries from Norman Mailer to Stephen King, Gaiman’s astonishing powers are on glorious displays in Fragile Things. Enter and be amazed!

Water Worlds  Human Geographies of the Ocean Book

Water Worlds Human Geographies of the Ocean


  • Author : Kimberley Peters
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317000150

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Water Worlds Human Geographies of the Ocean Excerpt :

Our world is a water world. Seventy percent of our planet consists of ocean. However, geography has traditionally overlooked this vital component of the earth's composition. The word 'geography' directly translates as 'earth writing' and in line with this definition the discipline has preoccupied itself with the study of terrestrial spaces of society and nature. This book challenges human geography's preoccupation with the terrestrial, investigating the terra incognita of the seas and oceans. Linking to new theoretical debates shaping the geographic discipline (such as affect, assemblage, emotion, hybridity and the more-than-human), this volume unlocks new knowledge concerning the human geographies of ocean space. The book casts adrift stable, bounded and fixed conceptions of space and advances geographical understanding based on the world as 'becoming', changing, mobile and processional. This ontology supports the notion that the oceans are not simply fluid in a literal way, but also in a conceptual sense, suggesting that the seas have their own fluid natures - their own capacities and agencies - which are co-fabricated with social and cultural life. This book features twelve chapters, authored by key academics contributing to this growing field of research. The book is divided into three sections, including an Introduction by the editors and a foreword by Prof. Philip E. Steinberg, the leading scholar in the field of maritime geographies. The first section of the book considers the ways in which different watery spaces from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea have been conceptualized, theorized and ’known’ through metaphors, voyages of discovery and scientific endeavour. The second section examines how oceans are experienced; through various activities including driving on water, kayaking in water and diving under water. The final section explores the relations between human life and the nature of the sea as a material, mobile and more-than-human spa

Maps  the Oceans   Continents   Third Grade Geography Series Book

Maps the Oceans Continents Third Grade Geography Series


  • Author : Baby Professor
  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-12-20
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682808795

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Maps the Oceans Continents Third Grade Geography Series Excerpt :

Geography is a big subject to study as it encompasses boundaries set by man. How do you make it a friendly topic for young children? You break down concepts into easy to understand bits, of course! Top that with a presentation composed of vibrant images and great layout. Secure a copy of this educational book today!

How Many Oceans Are There  Book
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How Many Oceans Are There


  • Author : Jonah Young
  • Publisher : Ice Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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How Many Oceans Are There Excerpt :

There are five oceans in the world, the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Look into the details of each ocean.

The World s Oceans  Geography  History  and Environment Book

The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment


  • Author : Rainer F. Buschmann
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440843525

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The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment Excerpt :

This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics

Ecological Geography of the Sea Book

Ecological Geography of the Sea


  • Author : Alan R. Longhurst
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 0080465579

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Ecological Geography of the Sea Excerpt :

This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. *Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences *Revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research *Ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology -- accessible and informative

Marine Geography Book

Marine Geography


  • Author : Joe Breman
  • Publisher : ESRI, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 1589480457

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Marine Geography Excerpt :

Explains how those studying the world's oceans and seas use geographic information systems to investigate the health of the environment and the potential threats to marine life.

Interim Synthesis Report Book

Interim Synthesis Report


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Continental shelf
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210018654820

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Examines consequences of outer continental shelf petroleum development in light of current knowledge. Cover title: Environmental assessment of the Alaskan continental shelf.

Geography of Minerals of the Oceans Book

Geography of Minerals of the Oceans


  • Author : Atar Singh Yadav
  • Publisher : Concept Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Marine mineral resources
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 8170223954

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Pristine Seas Book

Pristine Seas


  • Author : Enric Sala
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426216114

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"National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala takes readers on an unforgettable journey to 10 places where the ocean is virtually untouched by man, offering a fascinating glimpse into our past and an inspiring vision for the future. From the shark-rich waters surrounding Coco Island, Costa Rica, to the iceberg-studded sea off Franz Josef Land, Russia, this incredible photographic collection showcases the thriving marine ecosystems that Sala is working to protect. Offering a rare glimpse into the world's underwater Edens, more than 200 images take you to the frontier of the Pristine Seas expeditions, where Sala's teams explore the breathtaking wildlife and habitats from the depths to the surface--thriving ecosystems with healthy corals and a kaleidoscopic variety of colorful fish and stunning creatures that have been protected from human interference. With this dazzling array of photographs that capture the beauty of the water and the incredible wildlife within it, this book shows us the brilliance of the sea in its natural state."--

Living with the Sea Book

Living with the Sea


  • Author : Mike Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429685422

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The seas and oceans are currently taking centre stage in academic study and public consciousness. From the plastics littering our seas, to the role of climate change on ocean currents from unequal access of marine resources to the treacherous experiences of seafarers who keep our global economy afloat; now is a crucial time to examine how we live with the sea. This ambitious book brings together an interdisciplinary and international cohort of contributors from within and?beyond?academia. It offers a range and diversity of insights unlike previous collections. An ‘oceanic turn’ is taking place, with a burgeoning of academic work that takes seriously the place of seas and oceans in understanding socio-cultural and political life, past and present. Yet, there is a significant gap concerning the ways in which we engage with seas and oceans, with a will to enliven action and evoke change. This book explores these challenges, offering insights from spatial planning, architectural design, geography, educational studies, anthropology and cultural studies. An examination through these lenses can help us to better understand human relationships with the seas and oceans, and promote an ethic of care for the future.

National Geographic Ocean Book

National Geographic Ocean


  • Author : Sylvia Earle
  • Publisher : National Geographic
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 1426221924

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"A summary by famed marine biologist Sylvia Earle of the latest insights about the present state of the ocean and a look at how its future and that of humankind are inextricably bound"--

Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers Book

Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers


  • Author : Lars Petter Røed
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319938646

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Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers Excerpt :

This textbook introduces step by step the basic numerical methods to solve the equations governing the motion of the atmosphere and ocean, and describes how to develop a set of corresponding instructions for the computer as part of a code. Today's computers are powerful enough to allow 7-day forecasts within hours, and modern teaching of the subject requires a combination of theoretical and computational approaches. The presentation is aimed at beginning graduate students intending to become forecasters or researchers, that is, users of existing models or model developers. However, model developers must be well versed in the underlying physics as well as in numerical methods. Thus, while some of the topics discussed in the modeling of the atmosphere and ocean are more advanced, the book ensures that the gap between those scientists who analyze results from model simulations and observations and those who work with the inner works of the model does not widen further. In this spirit, the course presents methods whereby important balance equations in oceanography and meteorology, namely the advection-diffusion equation and the shallow water equations on a rotating Earth, can be solved by numerical means with little prior knowledge. The numerical focus is on the finite-difference (FD) methods, and although more powerful methods exist, the simplicity of FD makes it ideal as a pedagogical introduction to the subject. The book also includes suitable exercises and computer problems.