Keith A. Sverdrup, Raphael Kudela
The contents of these titles are exactly the same regardless of the format you choose to consume them in. Students are going to learn a great deal about the profound impact oceans have on our lives through the use of a text that serves as an introduction to oceanography. They are encouraged to view oceanography not as a collection of topics that fall under the umbrella of marine science, but rather as a cohesive and unified academic field in its own right. Students learn about the historical, geological, physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the ocean environment through the use of remarkable images and photographs in the course Investigating Oceanography. The authors have included essays written by a number of scientists talking about topics that pertain to their respective fields of expertise. In addition to having an understanding of the processes and principles involved, the authors believe that students need to have a fundamental command of the language of marine science in order to comprehend the never-ending stream of information regarding our planet and the problems that it faces in the ocean. The authors hope that by the time students have completed this course, they will be ready to participate in future environmental conversations and have the ability to make decisions as informed global citizens.