Coverart for item
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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oceans feed us and affect our climate. With climate change, pollution, and overfishing, our oceans are at risk as never before. Yet we are only just learning their history and processes. Here, Zalasiewicz and Williams describe what we know of their origin and development on Earth, oceans on other planets, and what the future might hold for our own
Writing style
Review
Geologists Zalasiewicz and Williams traverse time and space to present a comprehensive look at the origins and importance of oceans. Not surprisingly, they spend most of their time discussing those with which we are most familiar, the oceans of Earth, but they go well beyond those and share data suggesting that there are others in the universe. In thoroughly enjoyable and accessible prose, the authors explore the genesis of Earth’s oceans, their importance in controlling climate, and their central role in nutrient cycling. They also describe the dramatic changes in our oceans across millennia and the human-induced problems they currently face (warming, acidification, pollution, and declining oxygen levels, among others), which are likely to alter virtually every important aspect of their existence. Looking beyond Earth the authors share data indicating that oceans have been present on both Venus and Mars and are probably extant on some of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. They conclude by examining the data on planets beyond our solar system and assert that “we are getting ever closer to discovering a multiplicity of far-distant ocean worlds, some perhaps life-bearing.” Zalasiewicz and Williams have produced a book that is as informative as it is absorbing. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed October 20, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 42, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10394591
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zalasiewicz, J. A
Dewey number
551.46
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ocean
  • Meer
  • Geologie
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1061952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199672882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199672882
  • (OCoLC)887933057
Label
Ocean worlds : the story of seas on Earth and other planets, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1061952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199672882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199672882
  • (OCoLC)887933057

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
    • Spicewood Springs BranchBorrow it
      8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX, 78759, US
      30.4337083 -97.7730809
    • Twin Oaks BranchBorrow it
      1800 S. Fifth St., Austin, TX, 78704, US
      30.2486884 -97.76239749999999
    • University Hills BranchBorrow it
      4701 Loyola Ln., Austin, TX, 78723, US
      30.3093017 -97.6664785
Processing Feedback ...