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. Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
- 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 ...show more 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.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2000