This work presents a detailed discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography for the vast marine world. The book divides the ocean into distinguishable regions that permit detailed comparisons. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the ocean is divided into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. These secondary compartments are identified and characterizsed by biochemical features including nutrient dynamics, continental shelf topography and algal blooms. Because ocean-wide regional classification has broad impact on the way oceanographers and ecologists study ocean patterns, the book should offer wide appeal.
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"A thorough and thoughtful work, and I think a wonderful gift to the next generation of oceanographers." -- John Lazier, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada
"The book is monumental, and the first global treatment of the subject that will be an eye-opener to many and, for many years to come, a frame of reference of specialized research...The subject is central to biological oceanography, in addition, the material impinges strongly on current biogeochemistry of the sea...The book will be the leading text." -- Karl Banse, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
"This book is a tour de force. Alan Longhurst has written the book that every marine biogeographer would aspire to write, yet only the exceptional few will have the breadth of experience, interpretive skills and overall competence to achieve...What emerges is a functional description of inshore and off-shore waters that will be an invaluable under-pinning to the design of experiments, the interpretation of results and the management of oceanic ecosystems well into the next millenium. It will be a book that all serious students of oceanography will have to possess, because not only will they constantly be referring to it, but also any library copies will be instantly purloined." -- Martin Angel, Southampton Oceanography Centre, U.K.
Alan R. Longhurst. Residence: Cajarc, France. Affiliation: Galerie l'Acadie, Cajarc, France
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