Marine Biology / Edition 4

Marine Biology / Edition 4

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

ISBN-10: 0072937254

ISBN-13: 9780072937251

Pub. Date: 04/22/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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

Overview

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

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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