This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 4/22/2003.
What is included with this book?
The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
This fifth edition covers the basics of marine biology and takes a global, non-regional perspective to emphasize 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. One aspect of this global approach is the deliberate inclusion of examples from many different regions and ecosystems so that as many students as possible, not just in North America but around the world, will find something relevant to their local areas or places they have visited. 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
2 Life in the Marine Environment
4 Some Basics of Biology
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 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
Appendix B The World Ocean
Appendix C Major Coastal Communities of North America