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Invitation To Oceanography 5e Paperback – 13 Feb 2009


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  • Paperback: 626 pages
  • Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc; 5 edition (13 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763759937
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763759933
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22.9 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 559,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an excellent book for students. There are many ways for them to study the contents and to check their knowledge by using the key concepts and question sections. The book is so well written that a major part of it can be a self-study for the students. During the lectures this will give ample time for additional information. --Lecturer in Marine Systems, Wageningen University, The Netherlands --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 May 2004
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Paul Pinet's book is aimed at the formal student new, not only to the subject, but to science in general. He assumes the reader knows no science at all and in so doing gradually introduces the reader to the wonders of the sea, and all the science necessary for that understanding. "Oceanography" is a very formal name for a subject that probably interests more people than they realise. If you have ever wondered about waves, ocean currents or life in the sea then this book is ideal for anyone to learn from, irrespective of their formal education. It is lavishly illustrated with excellent clear diagrams that complement a clear, easy to read text which nevertheless imparts the author's enthusiasm for the subject. There are a host of pedagogical features that a student will benefit from and the casual reader can happily ignore. There are links to a dedicated website and further reading, so that the beginner can take this book and advance with it. All in all, a wonderful book. I read it on my commuter train - my only criticism is the floppy cover and square shape means it physically deteriorates en route! A minor point for a wealth of interesting information, extremely well presented.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Matthews on 25 Aug 2008
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An excellent introduction to a subject matter which has a mix of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geology, Geomorphology......... etc. I was looking for a book which gently let me into this fascinating world and I was not disappointed. I am not a scientist by any stretch of the imagination, but the layout and explanations (particularly the diagrams) were very good and has left me with a much deeper understanding of how essential the oceans are to the wellbeing of this wonderful planet of ours. The book has inspired me to continue to take an active interest in the marine environment and all things 'green'.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alexander C. Welsh on 19 Jan 2010
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A useful book for my first year marine biology course, provides information that is needed not just for the oceanography section but also for the ecology section. The test yourself questions and key points are also very helpful.
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I bought this book as it part of my UNI reading list. It is very informative but the "Info boxes" are distracting. Often a sentence will be have finished on one page and not concluded until several pages later by which time the flow of reading and thought has been disrupted, making the book somewhat hard going at times. Shame really as otherwise a very informative book.
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