This book covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach using examples from many regions and ecosystems worldwide. This introductory, one-semester text is designed for non-majors. The authors 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. - The fourth edition features two new chapters: The Microbial World and Multicellular Primary Producers: Seaweeds and Plants. - New and Unique "See It in Motion" video clips for each chapter are available via the Castro/Huber web site. These underwater clips feature video footage of marine animals and their behaviour. - Terminology has been changed to reflect the new classification system being used (3-domain system, seaweeds as protists).
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Presentation of geological, physical and chemical properties of oceans (at non-majors level) as they relate to marine biology. This central theme is repeated throughout the text.
Multiple learning aids throughout text, including: Review Boxes, Boxed Essays, Key Concept Summaries, Chapter Outlines, Extensive Glossary, End-of-Chapter Thought Questions and Further Reading References.
New end-of-chapter Internet references called "Marine Biology on the Net." Lists web site descriptions (not URL's) which students can access through the Castro/Huber web site.
"Further Readings" sections at end-of-chapters have been completely rewritten
NEW end-of-chapter "Do It Yourself Summary" contains fill-in-the-blank exercises as a review of chapter material.
Over 40 new photos and 70 full color illustrations give this book a dynamic new look.
New, revised design improves overall appearance of the text and creates a cleaner look.
Added coverage in Chapter 1 on ROV's (Remotely Operated Vehicles). Includes photos and text to describe this new method of marine exploration.
New up-to-date coverage of El Niño, Red Tides & Harmful Algal Blooms (Chapter 14), and Pfiesteria (Chapter 5).
Chapter 5 now incorporates a more current system of classification.
Dynamic new web site features quizzing, hot links, Do-It-Yourself Summaries, Sample Syllabi and more!
Peter Castro realised that he had to become a marine biologist during a high school field trip to thecoral reefs in his native Puerto Rico. He obtained a B.S. in biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, but left the warm Caribbean for warm Hawaii to obtain a Ph.D.in marine zoology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Michael Huber was immediately fascinated by aquatic organisms when he caught his first trout on an Alaskan lake at age two. His interest in marine biology continued to grow over his ensuing school years,and he went on to obtain B.S. degrees in zoology and oceanography from the University of Washington in Seattle.
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