The Oceans, Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology
by H. U. Sverdrup, M. W. Johnson, R. H. Fleming
Publisher: Prentice-Hall 1942
Number of pages: 1087
A survey of well-established oceanographic knowledge. The book is intended to provide a good deal of factual information, but above all it should be an aid to the beginner and specialist alike in the coordination of the various fields of oceanography.
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