Encyclopedia of Marine Sciences

Editors: Baretta-Bekker, Hanneke J.G., Duursma, Egbert K., Kuipers, Bouwe R. (Eds.)

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Marine science today is an area of rapid expansion. Scientific activity is in­ creasing, and a growing number of scientists are involved in one or more of its disciplines. For a thorough understanding of the marine environment, for its exploration, exploitation, and management, background knowledge of more than one discipline is required. A clear need therefore exists for a concise mul­ tidisciplinary oceanographic encyclopedia. The initiative for this book was taken by the Netherlands Institute of Sea Research, NIOZ, Texel, a multidisciplinary institute, founded in 1876. The second edition of this Encyclopedia contains some 1980 entries, 210 of which in (bio)chemistry, 330 in (bio)physics, 350 in geology, and 970 in biolo­ gy, while the remaining 120 are general terms, with 60 on oceanographic expe­ ditions. Concepts, terminology, and methods of the various disciplines are briefly explained and, especially in the description of marine processes, the book tries to be more than a glossary or a dictionary. It attempts to provide a succinct overview of the major topics in marine science. Students, teachers and scientists as well as interested laymen may use it to find an explanation of oceanographic terms outside their own fields. The manuscript of the first edi­ tion was read by a variety of potential users, whose comments have been used to improve and clarify the descriptions. The second edition has benefited from the comments by several reviewers.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Marine Sciences
Editors
  • Hanneke J.G. Baretta-Bekker
  • Egbert K. Duursma
  • Bouwe R. Kuipers
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-58831-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-58831-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-62675-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
X, 357
Number of Illustrations
183 b/w illustrations
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