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Marine Biology

Marine Biology - 6th edition

Marine Biology - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780071107884

ISBN10: 0071107886

Marine Biology by Peter Castro - ISBN 9780071107884
Edition: 6TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill United Kingdom
Published: 2006
International: No
Marine Biology by Peter Castro - ISBN 9780071107884

ISBN13: 9780071107884

ISBN10: 0071107886

Edition: 6TH 06

Summary

The new, sixth edition of Marine Biology covers the basics of marine biology and takes a global, non-regional perspective, emphasizing 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. This introductory, one-semester text is designed for non-majors.

Key Features

  • Updated content throughout, reflecting recent events, new research, and changes in perspective.
  • NEW ¿Eye on Science¿ boxed readings throughout the book reflect current scientific research and technology in the field of marine biology. Sample topics include: ocean observing systems, deep-ocean drilling, female mimicry in cuttlefishes, restoration of seagrass beds, search for the giant squid, etc.
  • Marine Biology features a global, non-regional perspective. That the world's oceans and seas function as a vast, integrated system is among the most important messages of this book. One aspect of this global approach is the deliberate inclusion of examples from many different regions and ecosystems, so as many students as possible will find something relevant to their local areas.
  • Outstanding art program, illustrated by two professional illustrators with a strong reputation in the science field: Bill Ober and Claire Garrison.
  • A collection of eight laboratories and field investigations in marine biology have been specially written to be used with Marine Biology. Each of the exercises includes review questions that integrate information learned in the laboratory or field with material covered by the text.

Table of Contents

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
4 Fundamentals of Biology
2 The Organisms of the Sea
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 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
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

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