9780073524160

Marine Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073524160

  • ISBN10:

    0073524166

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/6/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

The Science of Marine Biology
The Sea Floor
Chemical and Physical Features of Seawater and the World Ocean
Fundamentals of Biology
The Microbial World
Multicellular Primary Producers: Seaweeds and Plants
Marine Animals Without a Backbone
Marine Fishes
Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals
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
Resources from the Sea
The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment
The Oceans and Human Affairs
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I took a lot from this book and loved everything I learned. The main reason I would suggest this book is because the price I got it for was so cheap compared to everyone else. And when I was done I brought it back for a great price!
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