Oceanography & Marine Biology

Oceanography, also called oceanology or marine science, is the study of the Earth's oceans and seas. It includes the studies of:

  • Marine biology, the study of the plants and animals of the oceans and their ecological interaction;
  • Chemical oceanography, the study of the chemistry of the ocean;
  • Marine geology, the study of the geology of the ocean floor including plate tectonics;
  • Meteorologic oceanography, the study of interactions between our atmosphere and the ocean's hydrosphere; and
  • Physical oceanography, the study of the ocean's physical attributes (such as its temperature-salinity structure, waves, tides and currents).

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Hydrology is the study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water throughout the Earth. Domains of hydrology include hydrometeorology, surface hydrology, hydrogeology, drainage basin management and water quality, where water plays the central role. Oceanography and meteorology are not typically included because water is only one of many important aspects of those disciplines.

Limnology is the study of inland waters, salty and fresh, natural and man-made, specifically lakes, ponds and rivers. This discipline includes the study of their biological, physical, chemical and hydrological components.

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Baby Whales Drink Milk
by Barbara Juster Esbensen
from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-1st grade
in Whales & Dolphins (Location: SCI-FISH)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eye Wonder: Rivers and Lakes
by Simon Holland
from DK Publishing
for Preschool-3rd grade
in River, Pond & Swamp (Location: SCI-ECO)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Dolphins!
A Step into Reading Book Level 3
by Sharon Bokoske and Margaret Davidson
from Random House
for 1st-3rd grade
in Step into Reading (Location: EARREA-STEP)
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Fish Do the Strangest Things
by Arthur Hornblow, Leonora Hornblow
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 1st-3rd grade
in Step Up Books (Location: VIN-STEP)
Fishes
Usborne First Nature
by Alwyne Wheeler
from Usborne
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Sharks & Fishes (Location: SCI-FISH)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Hungry, Hungry Sharks
A Step into Reading Book Level 2
by Joanna Cole
from Random House
for 1st-3rd grade
in Step into Reading (Location: EARREA-STEP)
$4.99
Magic School Bus at the Waterworks
Magic School Bus
by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Magic School Bus (Location: SER-MSB)
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Manatee Winter
Smithsonian Oceanic Collection
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
from Soundprints
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Science Picture Books (Location: SCI-PIC)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
One Small Square: Coral Reef
One Small Square
by Donald Silver
from McGraw-Hill
for 1st-3rd grade
in One Small Square (Location: SCI-1SS)
$11.00
One Small Square: Seashore
One Small Square
by Donald Silver & Patricia Wynne
1st edition from McGraw-Hill
for 1st-3rd grade
in One Small Square (Location: SCI-1SS)
$10.00
Peterson First Guide to Fishes of North America
Peterson First Guide
by Michael Filisky
2nd edition from Houghton Mifflin
for 1st-4th grade
in Field Guides & Nature Handbooks (Location: NAT-FIELD)
$7.95
Peterson First Guide to Shells of North America
by Jackie Leatherbury Douglass
2nd edition from Houghton Mifflin
for 1st-4th grade
in Field Guides & Nature Handbooks (Location: NAT-FIELD)
$7.95
Sea Creatures
I Can Read Level 2
by Mary Hassinger
from Zonderkidz
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: REA-ICR)
$4.99
Seashells
Science Nature Guides
by Tucker Abbott
from Dragon's World
for 1st-5th grade
in Seashore & Tidepools (Location: SCI-ECO)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Sharks
Usborne Beginners
by Catriona Clarke
from Usborne
for 1st-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: EARREA-USB)
$4.99
Sign of the Seahorse
by Graeme Base
First Edition from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$11.20 (1 in stock)
What's Under the Sea?
by Sophie Tahta
from Usborne
for 1st-3rd grade
in Oceanography & Marine Biology (Location: SCI-OCEAN)
$4.99