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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