Chapter 1 - A Voyage of Discovery

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1.5 Further Reading

If you know little about the ocean and oceanography, I suggest you begin by reading MacLeish's book, especially his Chapter 4 on "Reading the ocean". In my opinion, it is the best overall, non-technical, description of how oceanographers came to understand the ocean. You may also benefit from reading pertinent chapters from any introductory oceanographic textbook. Those by Gross, Pinet, or Thurman are especially useful. The three texts produced by the Open University provide a slightly more advanced treatment.

  • Gross, M. Grant and Elizabeth Gross (1996) Oceanography A View of Earth. 7th Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • MacLeish, William (1989) The Gulf Stream: Encounters With the Blue God. Boston: Houghton Mifflin in Company.
  • Pinet, Paul R. (2000) Invitation to Oceanography. 2nd Edition. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Open University (1989) Ocean Circulation. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
  • Open University (1989) Seawater: Its Composition, Properties and Behavior. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
  • Open University (1989) Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
  • Thurman, Harold V. and Elizabeth A. Burton (2001) Introductory Oceanography. 9th Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

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