9780077221249

Marine Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077221249

  • ISBN10:

    0077221249

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/4/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Marine Biologycovers 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.

Table of Contents

Principles of Marine Science
The Science of Marine Biology
The Sea Floor
Chemical and Physical Features of Seawater and the World Ocean
Fundamentals of Biology The Organisms of the Sea
The Microbial World
Multicellular Primary Producers
Seaweeds and Plants
Marine Animals without a Backbone
Marine Fishes
Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals Structure and Function of Marine Ecosystems
An Introduction to Marine Ecology
Between the Tides
Estuaries
Where Rivers Meet the Sea
Life on the Continental Shelf
Coral Reefs
Life Near the Surface
The Ocean Depths Humans and the Sea
Resources from the Sea
The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment
The Oceans and Human Affairs
Units of Measurement
Selected Field Guides and Other Useful
References for the Identification of Marine Organisms
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