Marine Biology

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9780072852905: Marine Biology

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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This introductory text takes a global approach in demonstrating how the oceans function as part of a global, integrated system. Examples are taken from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide, with information on geology, chemistry and marine environment. The text features boxed essays on drugs from the sea, biodiversity and the evolution of whales.

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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!

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