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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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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
8. New frontiers

8. New frontiers  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780191865657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0008
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‘New frontiers’ considers where the future lies for tidal studies. On our own planet there are discoveries to be made in difficult-to-reach places such as deep-sea ecosystems. The ... More
2. Making tides

2. Making tides  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0002
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‘Making tides’ explains the forces that generate tides and the scientific discoveries that helped to explain them. Every point in the ocean experiences a tide-generating force changing in ... More
Epiloguenew global awareness

Epilogue: new global awareness  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0011
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The Epilogue explains that the use and abuse of the oceans will undoubtedly affect every individual on the planet, so that it is far too important an issue to leave in the hands of ... 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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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0003
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‘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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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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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0010
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‘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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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
4. Chemical broth

4. Chemical broth  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0004
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‘Chemical broth’ considers ocean chemistry and physics. The Earth is a single unity linked everywhere by oceans and seas. The remarkable properties of the simple water molecule have allowed ... More
4. Rocks transformed

4. Rocks transformed  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191792588
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.003.0004
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‘Rocks transformed’ outlines the processes of metamorphism and describes the different types of metamorphism: regional, contact, and impact. Regional metamorphism is the most common form ... 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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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0006
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‘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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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0008
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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
Tides: A Very Short Introduction

Tides: A Very Short Introduction  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780191865657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.001.0001
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The tide is the greatest synchronized movement of matter on our planet. Every drop of seawater takes part in tidal motion, driven by the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun. Tides: A ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191877124
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10.1093/actrade/9780198841715.003.0001
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The oceans cover 71 per cent of our planet’s surface, create a vast globally connected fluid living space, and support a diverse array of life forms. The Introduction outlines the ocean ... More
Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Oceans: A Very Short Introduction  

Dorrik Stow

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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.001.0001
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9780199655076
The oceans are critical for life on Earth. They are vital for the regulation of climate, and with global warming and decreasing land area they have become increasingly important as a source ... More
7. Evolution and extinction

7. Evolution and extinction  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0007
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‘Evolution and extinction’ explores the likely origins of life, its evolution and marked changes, and the major extinction events that have punctuated this progress. The principal focus is ... More
4. Polar marine biology

4. Polar marine biology  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2020
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9780191877124
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10.1093/actrade/9780198841715.003.0005
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Flourishing marine biological systems are present in the extreme environments of the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions of the planet. Both these regions are characterized by constantly ... More
6. Reef fish and other major predators

6. Reef fish and other major predators  

Charles Sheppard

in Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
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9780191779978
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10.1093/actrade/9780199682775.003.0006
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9780199682775
Healthy reefs provide a habitat for an immense number of fish that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours. No other natural habitat in the ocean shows this diversity and abundance. ... 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
6. Tides and the Earth

6. Tides and the Earth  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780191865657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198826637
‘Tides and the Earth’ explains that the energy in tides comes, ultimately, from the Earth’s spin. Tidal streams, rubbing against the seabed, lose energy through friction and, to make up for ... More

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