Through Sea and Sky (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
154
Utgivningsdatum
2017-03-04
Förlag
Felix Publishing
Medarbetare
Scott, Dr Peter T.
Illustratör/Fotograf
Dr Peter T Scott
Illustrationer
116 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1325:Standard Color 5.83 x 8.27 in or 210 x 148 mm (A5) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780994643322
Through Sea and Sky (häftad)

Through Sea and Sky

Oceanography and Meteorology

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This is an introduction to the sciences of oceanography and meteorology. The use of astronomy to navigate was complimented by the use of the magnetic compass and the sextant and then by satellite navigation techniques. The seafarer's knowledge about wind and ocean currents and the sea-floor gradually developed into the sciences of oceanography and meteorology.This book is as good as a textbook for years 11, 12 and first year university as it is for general interest. The coverage is broad from hurricanes to Stevenson Screens, from marine sediments to tsunamis all with the emphasis on scientific method. The history and historical figures involved are intertwined with the development of modern analytical instrument. The photography is brilliant and covers the whole globe not just a targeted hemisphere.There are even links to online videos to bring the topic to life. The questions for assessment of understanding and research focus attention on important learning.Dr Peter T Scott has spent over 40 years teaching this to enthusiastic students so has a good understanding of what is needed in such a text.
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About the Author

Dr. Peter Scott is an award-winning teacher of Earth Science of over forty years' experience in both Secondary and Tertiary Education. He holds a Bachelors' Degree, two Masters' Degrees and a Doctorate including several years study in Oceanography and Meteorology.

Living on the coast at Sydney, Australia, be became a keen sailor and was able to combine this passion with his teaching career running a school's sailing club on Sydney Harbour for five years and as an Officer/Instructor in the Australian Naval Cadets for twelve years. In his spare time also he has sailed skiffs and his small yacht around several bays along the eastern Australian coast and has also travelled across many of the great oceans of the world including a voyage along the Antarctic Peninsula. He has had several cruises in Tall Ships along the Australian eastern coast as well as some minor sea time with the Australian Navy in his capacity of a Naval Cadet Officer.

Innehållsförteckning

chapter 1: exporing the seas

1.1 introduction

1.2 The Tides

1.3 Navigation-The First Skills

1.4 The Magnetic Compass

chapter 2: becoming a science

2.1 modern oceanography

2.2 New Techniques

chapter 3: moving sea and wind

3.1 winds-currents of air

3.2 Meteorology - The Science of the Weather

3.3 Layers of the Atmosphere

3.4 More About Surface Winds

3.5 Clouds

3.6 Ocean Currents

chapter 4: the ocean floor and below

4.1 the ocean floor

4.2 Coral Reefs & Atolls

4.3 New Discoveries

4.4 A Unifying Idea - The Theory of Plate Tectonics

summary

Practical Tips

Multichoice Questions

Review and Discussion Questions

Answers to Multichoice Questions

Reading List

Key Terms Index