Essentials of Oceanography 12th edition guides students through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the textbook is engaging for all readers. The twelfth edition discusses the ocean’s biological, geological, chemical, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this elaborate and vast topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art and interactive study aids that keep college students interested and excited about the material.
For courses in Oceanography.
Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical
About the Author
Al Trujillo began teaching at Palomar College in San Marcos, California in 1990. In 1997, Trujillo was awarded Palomar’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2005 he received Palomar’s Faculty Research Award. Al is the driving force behind this book. Authored around the legacy of Hal Thurman, Al has brought this title back to life. Al knows these students and has mastered the skill of engaging them. This book is a direct reflection of his ability to create a narrative around the subject matter. He is also a contributing author for Earth and Earth Science of the Tarbuck/Lutgens franchise. In addition to writing and teaching, Al works as a naturalist and lecturer aboard natural history expedition vessels in Alaska and the Sea of Cortez/Baja California. His research interests include beach processes, sea cliff erosion, and computer applications in Oceanography.