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Professor Harold J. Tobin, Ph.D.

Professor Harold J. Tobin
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
We human beings have been fascinated with the ocean for millennia. Who among us has not stared out at the sea in wonder, wondering what is beneath the waves. What lies out there? What is it that makes the ocean the way that it is?
Dr. Harold J. Tobin is Professor of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Tobin was named a Best Instructor by students at UW-Madison, and he was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Among his other honors is NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Group Achievement Award for contributions to the astronaut training program. A specialist in marine geology and geophysics, Professor Tobin has spent nearly a year-and-a-half of his life at sea on 10 oceangoing research expeditions. His seagoing work has also included dives to more than a mile below the surface in the submarine Alvin. Since 2004, he has been Chief Scientist for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment, an ongoing U.S.&ndashJapan collaboration on the causes of submarine earthquakes and tsunami that is the largest scientific ocean drilling project in history. Professor Tobin has published more than 40 papers and articles in scholarly journals, and his work has been featured on television programs as well as in numerous magazine and newspaper articles.
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12 Courses and Sets

  1. Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

    Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

    Harold J. Tobin
    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$374.95
    Discover the wonder, delight, and awe-inspiring majesty of Earth's ocean with Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness. Professor Harold J. Tobin, an ocean scientist who has visited landscapes on the seabed that no human eyes have seen before, takes you on a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's many mysteries—from its shallowest tidal zone to its deepest depths. Requiring no background in...
  2. (Set) The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence & Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness  Set

    (Set) The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence & Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
    If you have ever admired the beauty of a crystal, marveled at the complexity of the natural world, wondered about the amazing story locked inside a rock; or if you are simply a person who likes a good mystery, then The Origin and Evolution of Earth is the course for you. Complete the picture of our Earth with Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness, which sheds light on a domain that is breathtaking...
  3. (Set)  Oceanography & Joy of Science Set

    (Set) Oceanography & Joy of Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $849.90 Starting at $849.90 $999.90 $849.90$999.90
  4. (Set)  Oceanography & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (Set) Oceanography & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  5. (Set) World's Greatest Natural Wonders & Oceanography Set

    (Set) World's Greatest Natural Wonders & Oceanography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Discover the beauty and majesty of Earth's natural wonders and ocean that set it apart from other planets in our solar system in this lavishly illustrated course set. First, in The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites, you'll learn about the geological forces that created our planet's most awe-inspiring waterfalls, volcanoes, canyons, deserts, fjords, lava lakes, and other intriguing geological...
  6. (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather  Set

    (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Explore the awesome power of the ocean and the weather with this richly illustrated two-course set. First, take a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's mysteries and realize its central importance to life on Earth with Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness. Then, in Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather, grasp the tremendously complex interaction of forces and factors that make...
  7. (Set)  Oceanography & Our Night Sky Set

    (Set) Oceanography & Our Night Sky

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  8. (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & How the Earth Works  Set on sale

    (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & How the Earth Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $690.00 Starting at $173.90 $204.90 $173.90$204.90
    Learn more than you ever imagined about the myriad workings of our planet with this fascinating, richly illustrated two-course set. First, embark on a scientific expedition of the ocean's many mysteries—from its shallowest tidal zone to its deepest depths—in Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness. Then, discover new insights into volcanoes, the rock cycle, tsunamis, and other geological...
  9. (Set)  A New History of Life & Oceanography Set

    (Set) A New History of Life & Oceanography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  10. (Set) Discovering the Earth  Set on sale

    (Set) Discovering the Earth

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $1,220.90 Starting at $249.90 $303.90 $249.90$303.90
  11. (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology  Set

    (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Explore the awesome forces that make up the Earth and its oceans in this thrilling course set. Discover the secrets the oceans hold and how they make our planet unique in the solar system in Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness. And in The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology, get a primer in physical geology, the study of Earth's minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them...
  12. (Set) Polar Explorations & Oceanography Set

    (Set) Polar Explorations & Oceanography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Dive into adventure with this set. First, in National Geographic's Polar Explorations, travel to a breathtaking place few people experience in person. Then, continue to explore hard to reach places with Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness.