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The Geography of the Ocean

The Geography of the Ocean Book
Author : Anne-Flore Laloë
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-14
ISBN : 1317030559
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite the fact that the vast majority of the earth’s surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines the ocean-space and our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book employs a broad conceptual and methodological framework to analyse specific events that have contributed to the production of geographical knowledge about the ocean. These include, but are not limited to, Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic journey, the mapping of nonexistent islands, the establishment of transoceanic trade routes, the discovery of largescale water movements, the HMS Challenger expedition, the search for the elusive Terra Australis Incognita, the formulation of the theory of continental drift and the mapping of the seabed. Using a combination of original, empirical (archival, material and cartographic), and theoretical sources, this book uniquely brings together fascinating narratives throughout history to produce a representation and mapping of geographical oceanic knowledge. It questions how we know what we know about the oceans and how this knowledge is represented and mapped. The book then uses this representation and mapping as a way to coherently trace the evolution of oceanic spatial awareness. In recent years, particularly in historical geography, discovering and knowing the ocean-space has been a completely separate enterprise from discovering and colonising the lands beyond it. There has been such focus on studying colonised lands, yet the oceans between them have been neglected. This book gives the geographical ocean a voice to be acknowledged as a space where history, geography and indeed historical geography took place.

Fragile Things

Fragile Things Book
Author : Neil Gaiman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061804169
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“A prodigiously imaginative collection.” —New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice “Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.” —Washington Post Book World Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a few), #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novel series. A uniquely imaginative creator of wonders whose unique storytelling genius has been acclaimed by a host of literary luminaries from Norman Mailer to Stephen King, Gaiman’s astonishing powers are on glorious displays in Fragile Things. Enter and be amazed!

Water Worlds Human Geographies of the Ocean

Water Worlds  Human Geographies of the Ocean Book
Author : Kimberley Peters,Jon Anderson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-11
ISBN : 1317000153
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our world is a water world. Seventy percent of our planet consists of ocean. However, geography has traditionally overlooked this vital component of the earth's composition. The word 'geography' directly translates as 'earth writing' and in line with this definition the discipline has preoccupied itself with the study of terrestrial spaces of society and nature. This book challenges human geography's preoccupation with the terrestrial, investigating the terra incognita of the seas and oceans. Linking to new theoretical debates shaping the geographic discipline (such as affect, assemblage, emotion, hybridity and the more-than-human), this volume unlocks new knowledge concerning the human geographies of ocean space. The book casts adrift stable, bounded and fixed conceptions of space and advances geographical understanding based on the world as 'becoming', changing, mobile and processional. This ontology supports the notion that the oceans are not simply fluid in a literal way, but also in a conceptual sense, suggesting that the seas have their own fluid natures - their own capacities and agencies - which are co-fabricated with social and cultural life. This book features twelve chapters, authored by key academics contributing to this growing field of research. The book is divided into three sections, including an Introduction by the editors and a foreword by Prof. Philip E. Steinberg, the leading scholar in the field of maritime geographies. The first section of the book considers the ways in which different watery spaces from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea have been conceptualized, theorized and ’known’ through metaphors, voyages of discovery and scientific endeavour. The second section examines how oceans are experienced; through various activities including driving on water, kayaking in water and diving under water. The final section explores the relations between human life and the nature of the sea as a material, mobile and more-than-human spa

Maps the Oceans Continents Third Grade Geography Series

Maps  the Oceans   Continents   Third Grade Geography Series Book
Author : Baby Professor
Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
Release : 2015-12-20
ISBN : 1682808793
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geography is a big subject to study as it encompasses boundaries set by man. How do you make it a friendly topic for young children? You break down concepts into easy to understand bits, of course! Top that with a presentation composed of vibrant images and great layout. Secure a copy of this educational book today!

How Many Oceans Are There

How Many Oceans Are There  Book
Author : Jonah Young
Publisher : Ice Press
Release : 2015-02-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are five oceans in the world, the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Look into the details of each ocean.

The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment

The World s Oceans  Geography  History  and Environment Book
Author : Rainer F. Buschmann,Lance Nolde
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2018-07-31
ISBN : 144084352X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics

Ecological Geography of the Sea

Ecological Geography of the Sea Book
Author : Alan R. Longhurst
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-08-03
ISBN : 9780080465579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. *Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences *Revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research *Ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology -- accessible and informative

The Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology

The Physical Geography of the Sea  and Its Meteorology Book
Author : Matthew Fontaine Maury
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1871
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology book written by Matthew Fontaine Maury, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Marine Geography

Marine Geography Book
Author : Joe Breman
Publisher : ESRI, Inc.
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781589480452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explains how those studying the world's oceans and seas use geographic information systems to investigate the health of the environment and the potential threats to marine life.

Interim Synthesis Report

Interim Synthesis Report Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines consequences of outer continental shelf petroleum development in light of current knowledge. Cover title: Environmental assessment of the Alaskan continental shelf.

Pristine Seas

Pristine Seas Book
Author : Enric Sala
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2015
ISBN : 1426216114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala takes readers on an unforgettable journey to 10 places where the ocean is virtually untouched by man, offering a fascinating glimpse into our past and an inspiring vision for the future. From the shark-rich waters surrounding Coco Island, Costa Rica, to the iceberg-studded sea off Franz Josef Land, Russia, this incredible photographic collection showcases the thriving marine ecosystems that Sala is working to protect. Offering a rare glimpse into the world's underwater Edens, more than 200 images take you to the frontier of the Pristine Seas expeditions, where Sala's teams explore the breathtaking wildlife and habitats from the depths to the surface--thriving ecosystems with healthy corals and a kaleidoscopic variety of colorful fish and stunning creatures that have been protected from human interference. With this dazzling array of photographs that capture the beauty of the water and the incredible wildlife within it, this book shows us the brilliance of the sea in its natural state."--

Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers

Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers Book
Author : Lars Petter Røed
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-09-04
ISBN : 3319938649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This textbook introduces step by step the basic numerical methods to solve the equations governing the motion of the atmosphere and ocean, and describes how to develop a set of corresponding instructions for the computer as part of a code. Today's computers are powerful enough to allow 7-day forecasts within hours, and modern teaching of the subject requires a combination of theoretical and computational approaches. The presentation is aimed at beginning graduate students intending to become forecasters or researchers, that is, users of existing models or model developers. However, model developers must be well versed in the underlying physics as well as in numerical methods. Thus, while some of the topics discussed in the modeling of the atmosphere and ocean are more advanced, the book ensures that the gap between those scientists who analyze results from model simulations and observations and those who work with the inner works of the model does not widen further. In this spirit, the course presents methods whereby important balance equations in oceanography and meteorology, namely the advection-diffusion equation and the shallow water equations on a rotating Earth, can be solved by numerical means with little prior knowledge. The numerical focus is on the finite-difference (FD) methods, and although more powerful methods exist, the simplicity of FD makes it ideal as a pedagogical introduction to the subject. The book also includes suitable exercises and computer problems.

National Geographic Ocean

National Geographic Ocean Book
Author : Sylvia Earle
Publisher : National Geographic
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9781426221927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A summary by famed marine biologist Sylvia Earle of the latest insights about the present state of the ocean and a look at how its future and that of humankind are inextricably bound"--

The Social Construction of the Ocean

The Social Construction of the Ocean Book
Author : Philip E. Steinberg
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-10-25
ISBN : 9780521010573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This 2001 book presents a history of the uses, regulations and representation of the world-ocean, from approximately 1450 through the present. This history is told through a 'territorial political economy' lens, borrowing from world-systems theory, economic-geographic studies of the spatiality of capitalism, political-geographic work on the history of territoriality, and post-structural work on social conflict in the production of space. Just as the modern era has been characterized by a conflicting set of dynamic and contested spatiality on land, so has it been characterized by a conflicting set of spatial functions at sea. Evidence is marshaled from legal texts, literary and artistic creations, cartographic representations, advertisements, commercial and military history, and policy debates. The book concludes by considering how lessons learned from the history of the ocean may be applied to emerging spaces, such as cyberspace, where there is a similarly problematic 'fit' between social processes and the institutions of state governance.

Beginning Geography

Beginning Geography Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781846546594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beginning geography (Ages 6-8) is a starter geography book for first to third class pupils, that introduces and focuses on geographical skills and concepts.

5th Grade Geography

5th Grade Geography Book
Author : BABY PROFESSOR.,Baby Professor
Publisher : Baby Professor (Education Kids)
Release : 2015-09-16
ISBN : 9781682601600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How do seas differ from oceans? Find the answer to this question, and so much more, by opening the pages of this educational book. The way information is presented here allows for easy understanding of an otherwise complex subjects. Pictures are considered universal; so their use here is very age-appropriate. Secure a copy today!

The Four Oceans

The Four Oceans Book
Author : Wil Mara,Nanci R. Vargus
Publisher : Childrens Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780516227498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides general information on the oceans, including where the water is the warmest and the types of plants and animals that live in it.

Ocean Literacy Understanding the Ocean

Ocean Literacy  Understanding the Ocean Book
Author : Kostis C. Koutsopoulos,Jan H. Stel
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-06-28
ISBN : 3030701557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an original review of Ocean Literacy as a component of public policy in Europe and beyond. The impact of the ocean on human activities is one of the most significant environmental issues facing humanity. By offering valuable insights into the interrelationships between geography, environment, marine science and education, the book explores key issues relating to the future of our planet and the way people respond to them. This volume discusses concepts concerning citizenship education and co-creation and the role of public policy and different international initiatives in raising awareness and mitigating the effects of over-use and misuse of valuable resources. A range of innovative projects are presented and evaluated from the local to national and global levels.This book advances knowledge and provides a picture of these advances, presents the issues and challenges, including the important role that geography education and geographical awareness could play in advancing the case for Ocean Literacy.This crossdisciplinary book appeals to students and scientists as well as professionals and practitioners in geography, environmental and marine sciences, international policy and many related fields.

Living with the Sea

Living with the Sea Book
Author : Mike Brown,Kimberley Peters
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-09-03
ISBN : 0429685424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The seas and oceans are currently taking centre stage in academic study and public consciousness. From the plastics littering our seas, to the role of climate change on ocean currents from unequal access of marine resources to the treacherous experiences of seafarers who keep our global economy afloat; now is a crucial time to examine how we live with the sea. This ambitious book brings together an interdisciplinary and international cohort of contributors from within and?beyond?academia. It offers a range and diversity of insights unlike previous collections. An ‘oceanic turn’ is taking place, with a burgeoning of academic work that takes seriously the place of seas and oceans in understanding socio-cultural and political life, past and present. Yet, there is a significant gap concerning the ways in which we engage with seas and oceans, with a will to enliven action and evoke change. This book explores these challenges, offering insights from spatial planning, architectural design, geography, educational studies, anthropology and cultural studies. An examination through these lenses can help us to better understand human relationships with the seas and oceans, and promote an ethic of care for the future.

National Geographic Atlas of the Ocean

National Geographic Atlas of the Ocean Book
Author : Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher : Washington, D.C. : National Geographic
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780792264262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designed in consultation with NASA and the NOAA, a detailed exploration of the Earth's oceans provides more than 150 maps, photos, and satellite images combined with information on its diverse life and phenomena, as well as related technological developments.