Marine Biology / Edition 8

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073524160
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,427,140
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Principles of Marine Science 1
1 The Science of Marine Biology 2
2 The Sea Floor 19
3 Chemical and Physical Features of the World Ocean 39
Pt. 2 Life in the Marine Environment 63
4 The Business of Life 64
5 Marine Prokaryotes, Protists, Fungi, and Plants 85
6 Marine Animals Without a Backbone 106
7 Marine Fishes 142
8 Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals 169
Pt. 3 Structure and Function of Marine Ecosystems 198
9 An Introduction to Ecology 199
10 Between the Tides 217
11 Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea 241
12 Life on the Continental Shell 258
13 Coral Reefs 277
14 Life Near the Surface 301
15 The Ocean Depths 333
Pt. 4 Humans and the Sea 356
16 Resources from the Sea 357
17 The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment 381
18 The Oceans and Human Affairs 405
App. A Answers to the Do-It-Yourself Summaries 415
App. B Units of Measurement 418
App. C The World Ocean 419
App. D Major Coastal Communities of North America 420
Glossary 420
Credits 436
Index 439
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