The Geography of the Ocean

Despite the fact that the vast majority of the earth’s surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines the ocean-space and our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book employs a broad conceptual and methodological framework to analyse specific events that have contributed to the production of geographical knowledge about the ocean. These include, but are not limited to, Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic journey, the mapping of nonexistent islands, the establishment of transoceanic trade routes, the discovery of largescale water movements, the HMS Challenger expedition, the search for the elusive Terra Australis Incognita, the formulation of the theory of continental drift and the mapping of the seabed. Using a combination of original, empirical (archival, material and cartographic), and theoretical sources, this book uniquely brings together fascinating narratives throughout history to produce a representation and mapping of geographical oceanic knowledge. It questions how we know what we know about the oceans and how this knowledge is represented and mapped. The book then uses this representation and mapping as a way to coherently trace the evolution of oceanic spatial awareness. In recent years, particularly in historical geography, discovering and knowing the ocean-space has been a completely separate enterprise from discovering and colonising the lands beyond it. There has been such focus on studying colonised lands, yet the oceans between them have been neglected. This book gives the geographical ocean a voice to be acknowledged as a space where history, geography and indeed historical geography took place.

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  • Author : Anne-Flore Laloë
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 164 pages
  • ISBN : 1317030540
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Geography of the Ocean

The Geography of the Ocean
  • Author : Anne-Flore Laloë
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 14 April 2016
GET THIS BOOKThe Geography of the Ocean

Despite the fact that the vast majority of the earth’s surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines the ocean-space and our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book employs a broad conceptual and methodological framework to analyse specific events that have contributed to the production of geographical knowledge about the ocean. These include, but are not limited to, Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic journey, the mapping of nonexistent islands, the

The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment

The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment
  • Author : Rainer F. Buschmann,Lance Nolde
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 31 July 2018
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This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout

Ecological Geography of the Sea

Ecological Geography of the Sea
  • Author : Alan R. Longhurst
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 03 August 2010
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This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. *Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences *Revised and updated to reflect the latest in

Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean

Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean
  • Author : Dr Jon Anderson,Dr Kimberley Peters
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 12 February 2014
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Critical human activities take place at sea, including trade, tourism, migration, scientific exploration and resource exploitation. This book offers a novel and important contribution to an ever-emerging cross-disciplinary subject matter and challenges human geography's preoccupation with the terrestrial. Linking to new theoretical debates shaping the geographic discipline, (such as affect, assemblage, emotion, hybridity and the more-than-human) this volume unlocks new knowledge concerning the human geographies of ocean space and dispenses with fixed conceptions of space. It advances geographical understanding based

Marine Geography

Marine Geography
  • Author : Joe Breman
  • Publisher : ESRI, Inc.
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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Explains how those studying the world's oceans and seas use geographic information systems to investigate the health of the environment and the potential threats to marine life.

Ecoregions

Ecoregions
  • Author : Robert G. Bailey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 03 April 2014
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Global warming and human-driven impacts are changing the World’s ecological zones. This book applies the principles described in Bailey’s Ecosystem Geography: From Ecoregions to Sites, 2nd ed. (Springer 2009, 1st ed. 1996) to describe and characterize the major terrestrial and aquatic ecological zones of the Earth. Bailey’s system for classifying these zones has been adopted by major organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy and this book is a significant contribution to a long

Fragile Things

Fragile Things
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 13 October 2009
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“A prodigiously imaginative collection.” —New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice “Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.” —Washington Post Book World Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a few), #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novel series. A uniquely imaginative creator of wonders whose unique storytelling genius

The World is Blue

The World is Blue
  • Author : Sylvia A. Earle
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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Traces the oceanic changes that have taken place in the last half-century and why they are posing a global catastrophe, in a cautionary photographic report that conveys the author's impassioned call for responsible and renewable strategies to safeguard the planet's natural systems.

Maps, the Oceans & Continents : Third Grade Geography Series

Maps, the Oceans & Continents : Third Grade Geography Series
  • Author : Baby Professor
  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release : 20 December 2015
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Geography is a big subject to study as it encompasses boundaries set by man. How do you make it a friendly topic for young children? You break down concepts into easy to understand bits, of course! Top that with a presentation composed of vibrant images and great layout. Secure a copy of this educational book today!

Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean

Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean
  • Author : Dr Jon Anderson,Dr Kimberley Peters
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 28 February 2014
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Our world is a water world. Seventy percent of our planet consists of ocean. However, geography has traditionally overlooked this vital component of the earth's composition. The word 'geography' directly translates as 'earth writing' and in line with this definition the discipline has preoccupied itself with the study of terrestrial spaces of society and nature. This book challenges human geography's preoccupation with the terrestrial, investigating the terra incognita of the seas and oceans. Linking to new theoretical debates shaping the

Tapping the Oceans

Tapping the Oceans
  • Author : Joseph Williams,Erik Swyngedouw
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 30 November 2018
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Increasingly, water-stressed cities are looking to the oceans to fix unreliable, contested and over-burdened water supply systems. Desalination technologies are, however, also becoming the focus of intense political disagreements about the sustainable and just provision of urban water. Through a series of cutting-edge case studies and multi-subject approaches, this book explores the political and ecological debates facing water desalination on a broad geographical scale.