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Marine Biology

Marine Biology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0070121973

Cover of Marine Biology 3RD 00 (ISBN 978-0070121973)
ISBN13: 978-0070121973
ISBN10: 0070121974
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2000
International: No

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Marine Biology - 3RD 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070121973

Peter Castro and Michael E. Huber

ISBN13: 978-0070121973
ISBN10: 0070121974
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Introductory, one-semester text designed for non-majors. Covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach using examples from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide.

  • New end-of-chapter Internet references called "Marine Biology on the Net." Lists web site descriptions (not URL's) which students can access through the Castro/Huber web site.
  • "Further Readings" sections at end-of-chapters have been completely rewritten
  • NEW end-of-chapter "Do It Yourself Summary" contains fill-in-the-blank exercises as a review of chapter material.
  • Over 40 new photos and 70 full color illustrations give this book a beautiful, exciting look.
  • New, revised design improves overall appearance of the text and creates a cleaner look.
  • Added coverage in Chapter 1 on ROV's (Remotely Operated Vehicles). Includes photos and text to describe this new method of marine exploration.
  • New up-to-date coverage of El Nino, Red Tides & Harmful Algal Blooms (Chapter 14), and Pfiesteria (Chapter 5).
  • Chapter 5 now incorporates a more current system of classification.

  • Presentation of geological, physical and chemical properties of oceans (an non-majors level) as they relate to marine biology. This central theme is repeated throughout the text.
  • Multiple learning aids throughout text, including: Review Boxes, Boxed Essays, Key Concept Summaries, Chapter Outlines, Extensive Glossary, End-of-Chapter Thought Questions and Further Reading References.

Table of Contents

Part One Principle of Marine Science

The Science of Marine Biology

The Sea Floor

Chemical and Physical Features of Seawater and the World Ocean

Part Two Life in the Marine Environment

The Business of Life

Marine Prokaryotes, Protists, Fungi, and Plants

Marine Animals Without a Backbone

Marine Fishes

Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals

Part Three Structure and Function of Marine Ecosystems

An Introduction to Ecology

Between the Tides

Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea

Life on the Continental Shelf

Coral Reefs

Life Near the Surface

The Ocean Depths

Part Four Humans and the Sea

Resources from the Sea

The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment

The Oceans and Human Affairs

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