9780073524207

Marine Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073524207

  • ISBN10:

    0073524204

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/28/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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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

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

Chapter 19 The Oceans and Human Affairs

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