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The Resource Ocean worlds : the story of seas on Earth and other planets, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams

Ocean worlds : the story of seas on Earth and other planets, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams

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Ocean worlds : the story of seas on Earth and other planets
Title
Ocean worlds
Title remainder
the story of seas on Earth and other planets
Statement of responsibility
Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
Ours is an ocean world. The Earth's surface is dominated by water. It is most likely that life on our planet originated in the oceans, and for millions of years was nurtured there. And it was water that allowed the development of that powerful mechanism of heat exchange and surface renewal on Earth - plate tectonics. Water has profoundly shaped our planet, and was essential to the evolution of life. But water is not confined to the Earth, and oceans elsewhere may be formed of other liquids. In this account of ocean worlds, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams explore how our oceans first formed, and their impact on the dynamics of the planet. They consider how the oceans become salty; their role as the cradle of life; the system of currents that affects climate; and the future of Earth's oceans. But the Earth is emphatically set in its wider cosmological context, and we look beyond our planet at the evidence of oceans on several moons in our Solar System, and signs that Mars may once have possessed seas. Water vapour has been detected far out in space, and there are now signs of water on planets beyond our Solar System. It is only a matter of time, surely, before other Earth-like ocean worlds are found. -- from dust jacket
Writing style
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10394591
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Zalasiewicz, J. A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1965-
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Williams, Mark
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True
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  • Ocean
  • Planets
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Water
  • Universe
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the story of seas on Earth and other planets
Label
Ocean worlds : the story of seas on Earth and other planets, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-286) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Water in the cosmos -- Ocean origins on earth -- Ocean forms -- The salt of the earth -- Moving the waters -- Life of the oceans -- Oceans in crisis -- The end of earthly oceans -- Oceans of the solar system -- Undreamed shores
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199672882
Lccn
2014940437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn887933057
  • (OCoLC)887933057
  • 339175
Label
Ocean worlds : the story of seas on Earth and other planets, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Water in the cosmos -- Ocean origins on earth -- Ocean forms -- The salt of the earth -- Moving the waters -- Life of the oceans -- Oceans in crisis -- The end of earthly oceans -- Oceans of the solar system -- Undreamed shores
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199672882
Lccn
2014940437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn887933057
  • (OCoLC)887933057
  • 339175

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