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1. Ocean frontier

1. Ocean frontier  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0001
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9780199655076
From the dawn of history the ocean has provided a source of food, refreshed our bodies, and cleansed waste. Once a barrier to human migration, it has since become a highway for transport ... More
3. Ocean floor

3. Ocean floor  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0003
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9780199655076
‘Ocean floor’ examines the morphology, composition, sediment cover, and cycles of change of the ocean floor. The jigsaw puzzle of tectonic plates and their movement about the Earth ... More
9. Ocean bounty

9. Ocean bounty  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0009
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‘Ocean bounty’ examines the variety of resources and their availability in the ocean realm—from oil, gas, coal, and clathrates to industrial metals and food resources—as well as the use of ... More
10. Fragile environment

10. Fragile environment  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0010
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9780199655076
‘Fragile environment’ looks at the stresses on the ocean environment and considers the options and challenges we face for achieving sound management of ocean space in the coming decades. We ... More
2. Ocean transience

2. Ocean transience  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0002
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9780199655076
Once formed from the primitive Earth environment, the oceans and continents have been constantly moving, changing, and evolving at a rate perceptible only in geological time. Oceans are ... More
6. Ocean–climate nexus

6. Ocean–climate nexus  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0006
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9780199655076
‘Ocean–climate nexus’ explains how the oceans and atmosphere together control and express both the Earth’s daily weather systems and the long-term changes in planetary climate. The natural ... More
8. Marine web of life

8. Marine web of life  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0008
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9780199655076
The oceans now cover 71 per cent of the world and over 90 per cent of its habitable living space. They provide vital nutrients, dissolved gases, and mineral salts, and are rich in oxygen ... More
6. The war at sea

6. The war at sea  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778025
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0007
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9780199590964
The British navy was a formidable enemy to the French. Size alone did not account for the success of the British navy at securing maritime dominance as the French could call on the Dutch ... More
1. Encounters

1. Encounters  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365876
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0002
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9780199766239
Settlement in America came first from Asia and happened long before 1492. The first Americans came from Siberia around 15,000–20,000 years ago. More followed about 9,000 years ago, and a ... More
2. The peopling of the earth

2. The peopling of the earth  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780199393787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0002
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9780199946952
When did exploration begin and who were the first explorers? ‘The peopling of the earth ’ shows that the deep origins of exploration are inseparable from the long process of the peopling of ... More
2. Seafloor spreading and magnetic anomalies

2. Seafloor spreading and magnetic anomalies  

Peter Molnar

in Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191794513
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10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.003.0002
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9780198728269
‘Seafloor spreading and magnetic anomalies’ begins with the Vine–Matthews Hypothesis, which proposed that strips of seafloor parallel to the mid-ocean ridges, where two plates diverge from ... More
5. Exploration and the Enlightenment

5. Exploration and the Enlightenment  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780199393787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0005
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9780199946952
‘Exploration and the Enlightenment ’ considers a “Second Great Age of Discovery” that came about during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. It began with the 1735 Geodesic Mission to the ... More
Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Exploration: A Very Short Introduction  

Stewart A. Weaver

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.001.0001
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book
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9780199946952
For as long as there have been civilizations, there has been the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other civilizations or in search of novelty. But what accounts for this ... More

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