ISBN 9788130912912,Encyclopedia Of Marine Science

Encyclopedia Of Marine Science



Viva Books Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788130912912

ISBN-10 8130912910


Number of Pages 640 Pages
Language (English)


Marine science is an interdisciplinary field that supports research and general interest across many areas, including oceans, marginal seas, and estuaries. The scope of the science continues to progress, as more advances become known through technology, commerce, and legislation. Viva-Facts On File Encyclopedia of Marine Science is a comprehensive resources that concentrates on developments of more than a century, including treaties and legal issues, vessels, programs, organizations, and other topics.

The encyclopedia features more than 600 cross-referenced entries that detail a subject's significance and development in marine science and its relation to other disciplines. The book also includes 20 essays, interspersed throughout the text, that include biographical profiles on notable pioneers in marine science, as well as incisive accounts on issues relevant to marine science (for example, waste disposal, ocean platforms, acoustics, and deep-sea drilling).

The encyclopedia also includes seven helpful appendixes - a bibliography of print and Web resources; selected major oceans, seas, gulfs, and bays worldwide; a classification of marine organisms; the Periodic Table of the Elements; the Geological Timescale; a list of marine laboratories; a map of the world's oceans - and a detailed index. Viva -Facts On File Encyclopedia of Marine Science is an indispensable volume that will meet the specific demands of students, interested laypeople, and working professionals with an interest in this interdisciplinary field.