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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.
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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

About the Author

Peter Castro a Professor of Biological Sciences at the California State Polytechnic University. Michael E. Huber a Chair of GESAMP (Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection).

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