[Epub] ↠ Oceans: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Author Dorrik Stow – Tactical-player.co.uk

Oceans: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) The Importance Of The Oceans To Life On Earth Cannot Be Overstated Liquid Water Covers Than % Of Our Planet S Surface And, In Past Geological Time, Has Spread Over % Life On Earth Began In The Oceans Over Billion Years Ago And Remained There For The Great Majority Of That Time Today The Seas Still Provide % Of Habitable Living Space, The Largest Repository Of Biomass, And Holds The Greatest Number Of Undiscovered Species On The Planet Our Oceans Are Vital For The Regulation Of Climate, And With Global Warming And Decreasing Land Area, They Have Become Increasingly Important As The Source Of Food, Energy In The Form Of Oil And Gas, And For Their Mineral Wealth Oceans Also Form A Key Part Of The Biogeochemical Cycles Of Carbon, Nitrogen, And Other Elements Critical To Life Nutrients In Upwelling Areas Are Spread By Ocean Currents, And The Plankton Of The Seas Supports A Wealth Of Wildlife In This Very Short Introduction Dorrik Stow Analyses These Most Important Components Of Our Blue Planet And Considers Their Relationship With, And Exploitation By, Humans He Shows How The Oceans Are An Essential Resource To Our Overpopulated World, And Discusses Why Exploration And Greater Scientific Understanding Of The Oceans, Their Chemistry, And Their Mineral Wealth Are Now A High Priority Stow Also Explores What We Know Of How Oceans Originate, And Evolve And Change The Shape Of The Seafloor And Nature Of Its Cover The Physical Processes That Stir The Waters And Mix Such A Rich Chemical Broth And The Inseparable Link Between Oceans And Climate As Polar Ice Melts And Sea Levels Rise, Countless Millions Who Have Made Their Homes On Low Lying Lands Close To The Sea Are Threatened As Scientific Exploration Of The Seas Gathers Pace, The New Knowledge Gained Of The Ocean Earth Systems And Their Interaction With The Human Environment Is Vital To Our Understanding Of How We Can Preserve These Ultimately Fragile Environments ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions Series From Oxford University Press Contains Hundreds Of Titles In Almost Every Subject Area These Pocket Sized Books Are The Perfect Way To Get Ahead In A New Subject Quickly Our Expert Authors Combine Facts, Analysis, Perspective, New Ideas, And Enthusiasm To Make Interesting And Challenging Topics Highly Readable

About the Author: Dorrik Stow

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4 thoughts on “Oceans: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

  1. says:

    A really interesting read that covers basic principles.

  2. says:

    Oceans is jam packed with interesting information than you ever thought it possible to know about oceans From currents to sea floor, marine life to chemistry, how the oceans are changing, to their bounty, you will want to follow up on every aspect Very readable, by a very experienced author.

  3. says:

    Bought this for my preteen with an interest in marine life It s a little technical but he really enjoyed it Read most of it Loves facts so really added to his trivia.

  4. says:

    I was satisfied with it.

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