The Oceans 50th Anniversary”/>
Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 05 Issue 03

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Volume 05, No. 3
Pages 154 - 155


REVIEW AND COMMENT • The Oceans 50th Anniversary

D. James Baker
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Earlier this year, Carl Wunsch noted that it was exactly fifty years since The Oceans, subtitled “Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology” had been published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., and he proposed to me that Oceanography commission a review of that famous text. I thought that this was a superb idea, and found several colleagues who were enthusiastically ready to look at the book that has served so many oceanographers.


Baker, D.J. 1992. The Oceans 50th anniversary. Oceanography 5(3):154–155,

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