9780072933567

MP: Marine Biology w/ OLC bind-in card

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072933567

  • ISBN10:

    0072933569

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/4/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

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 Marine 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

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