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Complementing the text are a wealth of pedagogical features including:
· 32 full-color plates
· Expanded text boxes that highlight important and current research topics
· A self-test keyed to the chapters and bound into the back of the book
· The CD-ROM, "Marine Biology Explorations." This in-text CD takes students on a guided tour of marine environments and animals with approximately 450 full-color photographs and illustrations, annotated with informative descriptions. Images are from both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. Each subject area allows students to wander in new environments and encounter new organisms and ecological features.
· A Website maintained by the author: http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mbweb.html. This useful website provides links to other sites such as college marine biology programs, careers and jobs in marine biology and oceanography, reference sites, organism pages, marine biology research literature, and worldwide marine laboratories.
· Ancillary PowerPoint® Overheads. These elaborate overheads include most of the pictures from the text and are available free to adopters on a CD-ROM (call 1-800-280-0280) or from the Internet: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195141725.html.
· An associated laboratory manual: Exploring Marine Biology by Paul Haefner. This book is the only manual of its kind with exercises that apply to all of the diverse marine habitats of North America. It meets the needs of any beginning marine biology student with little to no background in the biological sciences. Each unit includes a broad range of exercises, allowing instructors to select those that best match their needs. The manual is also unique in providing extensively illustrated identification keys for three of the major marine lifeforms: invertebrates, plankton, and fishes.
1996 272pp.; 101 illus.
0-19-51417-7 paper APS HAEFN
|I||Principles of Oceanography and Marine Biology|
|1||Sounding the Deep||3|
|2||The Oceanic Environment||17|
|3||Ecological and Evolutionary Principles||38|
|II||Marine Organisms: Function and Environment|
|4||The Chemical and Physical Environment||79|
|5||Reproduction, Dispersal, and Migration||100|
|6||Life in a Fluid Medium||137|
|III||Organisms of the Open Sea|
|7||The Water Column: Plankton||151|
|8||The Water Column: Nekton||168|
|IV||Processes in the Open Sea|
|9||Critical Factors in Plankton Abundance||201|
|10||Productivity and Food Webs in the Sea||223|
|V||Organisms of the Seabed|
|11||The Diversity of Benthic Marine Invertebrates||237|
|12||Seaweeds, Sea Grasses, and Benthic Microorganisms||269|
|13||Benthic Life Habits||277|
|VI||Coastal Benthic Environments|
|14||The Tidelands: Rocky Shores, Soft-Substratum Shores, Marshes, Mangroves, and Estuaries||309|
|15||Sea Grass Beds, Kelp Forests, Rocky Reefs, and Coral Reefs||348|
|VII||Processes on the Seabed, from the Shelf to the Deep Sea|
|16||From the Continental Shelf to the Deep Sea||387|
|17||Biodiversity and Conservation of the ocean||410|
|VIII||Human Impact on the Sea|
|18||Food from the Sea||439|
|Marine Biology Journals||504|