Marine Biology (Reinforced Nasta Binding for Secondary Market) 2007 / Edition 6

Marine Biology (Reinforced Nasta Binding for Secondary Market) 2007 / Edition 6

ISBN-10:
0073258385
ISBN-13:
9780073258386
Pub. Date:
12/28/2005
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
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Marine Biology (Reinforced Nasta Binding for Secondary Market) 2007 / Edition 6

This fourth edition 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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ISBN-13: 9780073258386
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Edition description: Student

Table of Contents

1 Principles of Marine Science1 The Science of Marine Biology2 The Sea Floor 3 Chemical and Physical Features of Seawater and the World Ocean2 Life in the Marine Environment4 Some Basics of Biology5 The Microbial World6 Multicellular Primary Producers: Seaweeds and Plants7 Marine Animals Without a Backbone8 Marine Fishes9 Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals3 Structure and Function of Marine Ecosystems10 An Introduction to Ecology11 Between the Tides12 Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea13 Life on the Continental Shelf14 Coral Reefs15 Life Near the Surface16 The Ocean Depths4 Humans and the Sea 17 Resources from the Sea18 The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment19 The Oceans and Human AffairsAppendix A Units of MeasurementAppendix B The World OceanAppendix C Major Coastal Communities of North America

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