Praise for the previous edition:
"Entries are clearly written; this will be an easy book for researchers, students, and teachers to study."Choice
"...useful in a school or public reference library to support students, teachers, or any of the general public who want more complete answers to marine science and history terminology questions than a general dictionary can provide."Science Books & Films
The Facts On File Dictionary of Marine Science, New Edition contains nearly 3,000 entriesmore than 300 of which are new or revisedcovering the basic vocabulary of marine science. This updated edition features the most up-to-date terms and explanatory charts and graphs related to this multidisciplinary field, which encompasses biochemistry, botany, chemistry, ecology, geodesy, geography, geology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology, microbiology, minerology, seismology, and zoology. The back matter has been revised, new line illustrations have been added, and a bibliography with resources and Web sites aid further research on this topic. Helpful appendixes include the geologic time scale, a chronology of events in marine history, and marine science research projects.
New and revised coverage includes:
- Biogeochemical cycling
- Euphotic zone
- Global Ocean Observing System
- International Polar Year (IPY)
- Kuroshio Current
- Marine snow
- Paleozoic marine revolution
- Sea ice biome
- Trace metals.