9780073215778

Marine Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073215778

  • ISBN10:

    0073215775

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/6/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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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

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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