Marine Biology / Edition 4

Marine Biology / Edition 4

by Peter Castro, Michael E. Huber, Michael E. Huber
     
 

Marine Biology covers 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 fundamentalSee more details below

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Marine Biology covers 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072937251
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
04/22/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Principles of Marine Science1
1The Science of Marine Biology2
2The Sea Floor19
3Chemical and Physical Features of the World Ocean39
Pt. 2Life in the Marine Environment63
4The Business of Life64
5Marine Prokaryotes, Protists, Fungi, and Plants85
6Marine Animals Without a Backbone106
7Marine Fishes142
8Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals169
Pt. 3Structure and Function of Marine Ecosystems198
9An Introduction to Ecology199
10Between the Tides217
11Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea241
12Life on the Continental Shell258
13Coral Reefs277
14Life Near the Surface301
15The Ocean Depths333
Pt. 4Humans and the Sea356
16Resources from the Sea357
17The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment381
18The Oceans and Human Affairs405
App. AAnswers to the Do-It-Yourself Summaries415
App. BUnits of Measurement418
App. CThe World Ocean419
App. DMajor Coastal Communities of North America420
Glossary420
Credits436
Index439

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