9780070294219

Marine Biology

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780070294219

  • ISBN10:

    0070294216

  • Edition: 1st
  • Copyright: 8/1/2002
  • Publisher: MCGRAW HILL BOOK COMPANY
  • View Upgraded Edition
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

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.

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

Rewards Program

Write a Review