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Marine Biology

Marine Biology - 5th edition

Marine Biology - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780072933567

ISBN10: 0072933569

Marine Biology by Peter Castro, Michael E. Huber and Bill Ober - ISBN 9780072933567
Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2005
International: No
Marine Biology by Peter Castro, Michael E. Huber and Bill Ober - ISBN 9780072933567

ISBN13: 9780072933567

ISBN10: 0072933569

Edition: 5TH 05

Summary

This fifth edition covers the basics of marine biology and takes a global, non-regional perspective to emphasize that the world's oceans and seas are an integrated system that cannot be understood by looking in any one person's own backyard. For many students this is a new perspective. One aspect of this global approach is the deliberate inclusion of examples from many different regions and ecosystems so that as many students as possible, not just in North America but around the world, will find something relevant to their local areas or places they have visited. This introductory, one-semester text is designed for non-majors.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 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

Part 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

Part 3 Structure and Function of Marine Ecosystems

10 An Introduction to Marine 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

Part 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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