Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 1060 g
Dimensions: 254 x 196 x 24 mm
'For the last half century the study of ocean science has been fractured along disciplinary lines, but the contemporary challenge of understanding the ocean's role in and response to climate variability has laid bare the weakness of studying aspects of the ocean in isolation. Here, by carefully interweaving the physical, biological and chemical fundamentals needed to understand the ocean's circulation and carbon cycle, Williams and Follows have made the ocean whole again. As such, this text is ideal for students and instructors interested in a modern approach to the study of the oceans.' Professor Susan Lozier, Duke University
'This textbook presents a very thorough yet concise illustration of the current state of our understanding of the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle. It is excellent reading and provides a fresh approach that will be of immense value to future generations of students and new researchers. I congratulate the authors on this very fine work!' Professor Andreas Oschlies, IFM-GEOMAR, University of Kiel
'In this excellent book ... the authors have taken great care to introduce new topics in an accessible, intuitive manner before going into detail. It is well-illustrated ... [with] beautiful colour plates ... for which animated versions are provided online. This book will appeal to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as to established scientists, and merits a place on any oceanographer's or climate researcher's bookshelf. [It] is also very useful for self-study.' Weather, magazine of the Royal Meteorological Society
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