Marine Biology Function, Biodiversity, Ecology

ISBN-10: 0195326946
ISBN-13: 9780195326949
Edition: 3rd 2009
List price: $132.95
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Description: Jeffrey S. Levinton's highly acclaimed Marine Biology is regarded by many as the most authoritative text for undergraduate marine biology courses. Characterized by exceptionally clear and conversational writing style and comprehensive coverage, the  More...

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List price: $132.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Jeffrey S. Levinton's highly acclaimed Marine Biology is regarded by many as the most authoritative text for undergraduate marine biology courses. Characterized by exceptionally clear and conversational writing style and comprehensive coverage, the text offers a sophisticated presentation featuring organismal and ecosystem ecology topics from an evolutionary perspective. Over the course of two editions, Levinton has balanced his organismal and ecological focus by including the latest developments from the world of molecular biology and presenting more discussion of oceanic processes. This thoroughly revised third edition includes the latest research developments in a new four-color format. It provides increased coverage of molecular biology and physical oceanography; greater emphasis on human impacts on the oceans, fisheries, and global climate change; new coverage of deep sea biology and polar oceans; additional quantitative material interwoven in the text, examples, and end of chapter problems; and highlights on current research efforts in the field.

Principles Of Oceanography And Marine Biology
Sounding the Deep
The Oceanic Environment
Ecological and Evolutionary Principles
Marine Organisms: Function And Environment
The Chemical and Physical Environment
Life in a Fluid Medium
Reproduction, Dispersal, and Migration
Organisms Of The Open Sea
The Water Column: Plankton
The Water Column: Nekton
Processes In The Open Sea
Critical Factors in Plankton Abundance
Productivity in the Sea
Organisms Of The Sea Bed
The Diversity of Benthic Marine Invertebrates
Seaweeds, Sea Grasses, and Benthic Microorganisms
Benthic Life Habits
Coastal Benthic Environments
The Tidelands: Rocky Shores, Soft-Substratum Shores, Marshes, Mangroves, and Estuaries
Sea Grass Beds, Kelp Forests, Rocky Reefs, and Coral Reefs
Processes On The Sea Bed, From The Shelf To The Deep Sea
From the Continental Shelf to the Deep Sea
Biodiversity and Conservation of the Ocean
Human Impact On The Sea
Food from the Sea
Marine Pollution
Glossary
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