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Descript.
6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 347 p. ; 19 cm.)
Series
System Det
DVD.
Note
"Course No. 1730."
36 lectures, 30 minutes each.
Performer
Harold J. Tobin, professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Summary
Presents a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's mysteries.
Contents
Disc 1: Diving in: the ocean adventure -- Explorers, navigators, pioneering scientists -- Ocean basics and ocean basins -- Mapping the sea: soundings to satellites -- Habitats: sunlit shelves to the dark abyss -- The spreading sea floor and mid-ocean ridges -- Disc 2: The plunging sea floor and deep-sea trenches -- The formation of the earth and its ocean -- The early ocean and the origins of life -- Marine sediments: archives of the ocean -- Offshore oil and gas: resources and risks -- The enduring chemistry of seawater -- Disc 3: How the physics of water controls the ocean -- Waves: motion in the ocean -- Rogue waves and tsunami -- Tides in theory and practice -- Marine life, energy, and food webs -- Tiny plankton: the most abundant life on earth -- Disc 4: Soft-bodied life in the dark, open depths -- Swimming: the many fish in the sea -- Marine birds, reptiles, and mammals -- Whaling, fisheries, and farming the ocean -- Where sea meets the land and why coasts vary -- Where rivers meet the sea: estuaries and deltas -- Disc 5: Coastal erosion: beaches and sea cliffs -- Tidal life, sea forests, and coral reefs -- Deep bottom life and hydrothermal vents -- Trade winds: the circulation of heat and wind -- Heavy weather: storms and hurricanes -- The Gulf stream to gyres: vast surface currents -- Disc 6: Upwelling, downwelling, and El Nino -- The deepest, slowest river: Polar bottom water -- The ocean and global climate -- The warming, rising sea -- Marine pollution: the impact of toxins -- The future ocean.
Audience
Unrated.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Tobin, Harold J., Ph.D.
Teaching Company.
ISBN/ISSN
9781598037890
Call #
551.46 S
Edition
First edition.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Descript.
xiv, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note
"Distributed by Publishers Group West"--Title page verso.
Map on endpapers.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Prelude -- PART 1. EXPLORE. Here is the deep -- The whale and the worm -- Caught in a jelly web -- In a chemical world -- Highs and lows -- PART 2. DEPEND. Deep matters -- Deep cures -- PART 3. EXPLOIT. Fishing deep -- The eternal junkyard -- What's mine is yours -- PART 4. PRESERVE. Green vs blue -- A sanctuary in the deep -- Epilogue.
Summary
"The oceans have always shaped human lives," writes marine biologist Helen Scales in her vibrant new book The Brilliant Abyss, but the surface and the very edges have so far mattered the most. "However, one way or another, the future ocean is the deep ocean." A golden era of deep-sea discovery is underway. Revolutionary studies in the deep are rewriting the very notion of life on Earth and the rules of what is possible. In the process, the abyss is being revealed as perhaps the most amazing part of our planet, with a topography even more varied and extreme than its Earthbound counterpart. Teeming with unsuspected life, an extraordinary interconnected ecosystem deep below the waves has a huge effect on our daily lives, influencing climate and weather systems worldwide. Currently the fantastic creatures that live in the deep-many of them incandescent in a world without light-and its formations trap vast quantities of carbon that would otherwise poison our atmosphere; and novel bacteria as yet undiscovered hold the promise of potent new medicines. Yet the deep also contains huge mineral riches lusted after by many nations and corporations; mining them could ultimately devastate the planet, compounding the deepening impacts of ubiquitous pollutants and rampant overfishing. Eloquently and passionately, Helen Scales brings to life the majesty and mystery of an alien realm that nonetheless sustains us, while urgently making clear the price we could pay if it is further disrupted. The Brilliant Abyss is at once a revelation and a clarion call to preserve this vast unseen world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780802158222
0802158226
40030621802
Call #
551.46 R
Descript.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (page 206).
Contents
A drop in the ocean -- Plenty of fish in the sea -- A whale of a time -- Life's a beach -- Dive in! -- Reef madness -- Chill out -- From sea to shining sea.
Summary
"Follow Rothman's inquisitive mind and engaging artwork along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves to explore the hows and whys of the watery universe, from how the world's oceans formed to why the sea is salty"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Alt Author
Niekrasz, John.
ISBN/ISSN
9781635861600 (paperback)
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