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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674432888

Publication Date: 02/20/1980

341 pages



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  • About This Book
  • 1. Ocean Volume
    • Origin of the Ocean
    • Hypsometric Curve
    • Thickness and Extent of the Continental Crust
    • Changes in Sea Level
    • Summary
  • 2. Bathymetry
    • Energy
    • Grain-Size Distribution: Expectations
    • Grain-Size Distribution: Results
    • Other Sedimentological Criteria
    • Backtrack Method and Carbonate Compensation Depth
    • Geochemical and Mineralogical Criteria
    • Biological Criteria
    • General Bathymetric Models
    • Summary
  • 3. Water Studies
    • Tides
    • Currents
    • Circulation
    • Summary
  • 4. Temperature
    • Principles
    • Geologic Recognition
    • Changes in the Sun and the Atmosphere
    • Temperature over Geologic Time
    • Summary
  • 5. Chemistry
    • Present Ocean Chemistry
    • Geologic Recognition
    • Ocean and Atmosphere Chemistry: 4.6 to 2.0 Billion Years Ago
    • Ocean and Atmosphere Chemistry: 2.0 Billion Years Ago to the Present
    • Summary
  • 6. Climatology
    • Latitudinal Variation
    • Sediment Yield
    • Storms
    • Summary
  • 7. Biology
    • Productivity
    • Patterns of Taxonomic Change
    • Biogeography
    • Summary
  • Appendix: Grain-Size Nomenclature
  • References
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects

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