Marine biology (5th ed )

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This fifth 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.
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 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