Introduction to Oceanography/An introduction
The oceans cover about 70% of Earth surface. Hence, if one wants to understand our planet, he or she has to understand oceans. In this book we shall describe the materials which make the oceans, their unique characteristics - among all the unique properties of water - chemical and physical. We shall describe their origin, behavior, and history, and relationship to global systems and their relationships. After reading this book, you will have a better understanding of our planet and its most important outer feature - the Oceans.
This book is intended for people who wish to better understand our world. I shall try keeping this book fluently readable. But in order to make the best understanding of the discussed reading here the reader better have a general knowledge of high school chemistry and physics. If you haven't got them, you still can read this book, as my purpose is being as clear as I could be, while still making this comprehensive but yet professional enough so students of university could use it.