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Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Wolf Berger and David Lindberg


The past one hundred years of ocean science have been distinguished by dramatic milestones, remarkable discoveries, and major revelations. This book is a clear and lively survey of many of these amazing findings. Beginning with a brief review of the elements that define what the ocean is and how it works—from plate tectonics to the thermocline and the life within it—the author places current understanding in the context of history. Essays treat such topics as beach processes and coral reefs, the great ocean currents off the East and West Coasts, the productivity of the sea, and the geologic re ... More

Keywords: ocean, ocean science, plate tectonics, thermocline, beach, coral reefs, ocean currents, exploration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780520247789
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wolf Berger, author

David Lindberg, editor

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