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Marine Biology - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072937251

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ISBN13: 978-0072937251
ISBN10: 0072937254
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2003
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Marine Biology - 4TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072937251

Peter Castro and Michael E. Huber

ISBN13: 978-0072937251
ISBN10: 0072937254
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 03
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This fourth edition covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach using examples from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide. This introductory, one-semester text is designed for non-majors. Authors Castro and Huber have made a special effort to include solid basic science content needed in a general education course, including the fundamental principles of biology, the physical sciences, and the scientific method. This science coverage is integrated with a stimulating, up-to-date overview of marine biology.

Author Bio

Castro, Peter : California State Polytechnic University--Pomona


Huber, Michael E. : Global Coastal Strategies, Brisbane, Australia

Table of Contents

1 Principles of Marine Science

1 The Science of Marine Biology
2 The Sea Floor:
3 Chemical and Physical Features of Seawater and the World Ocean

2 Life in the Marine Environment

4 Some Basics of Biology
5 The Microbial World
6 Multicellular Primary Producers: Seaweeds and Plants
7 Marine Animals Without a Backbone
8 Marine Fishes
9 Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals

3 Structure and Function of Marine Ecosystems

10 An Introduction to Ecology
11 Between the Tides
12 Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea
13 Life on the Continental Shelf
14 Coral Reefs
15 Life Near the Surface
16 The Ocean Depths

4 Humans and the Sea

17 Resources from the Sea
18 The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment
19 The Oceans and Human Affairs

Appendix A Units of Measurement
Appendix B The World Ocean
Appendix C Major Coastal Communities of North America

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