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|Format:||Paperback, 480 pages, 8th Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||col. Illustrations, col. maps|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 November 2009|
"Marine Biology" 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.
About the Author
Peter Castro realised that he had to become a marine biologist during a high school field trip to thecoral reefs in his native Puerto Rico. He obtained a B.S. in biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, but left the warm Caribbean for warm Hawaii to obtain a Ph.D.in marine zoology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Michael Huber was immediately fascinated by aquatic organisms when he caught his first trout on an Alaskan lake at age two. His interest in marine biology continued to grow over his ensuing school years,and he went on to obtain B.S. degrees in zoology and oceanography from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Science of Marine Biology Chapter 2 The Sea Floor Chapter 3 Chemical and Physical Features of Seawater and the World Ocean Chapter 4 Fundamentals of Biology Chapter 5 The Microbial World Chapter 6 Multicellular Primary Producers: Seaweeds and Plants Chapter 7 Marine Animals Without a Backbone Chapter 8 Marine Fishes Chapter 9 Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals Chapter 10 An Introduction to Marine Ecology Chapter 11 Between the Tides Chapter 12 Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea Chapter 13 Life on the Continental Shelf Chapter 14 Coral Reefs Chapter 15 Life Near the Surface Chapter 16 The Ocean Depths Chapter 17 Resources from the Sea Chapter 18 The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment Chapter 19 The Oceans and Human Affairs
|Publisher: ||McGraw Hill Higher Education|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 22.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.32 kg)|