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Biological Oceanography An Introduction

Author : Carol Lalli
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This popular undergraduate textbook offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of biological oceanography. As well as a clear and accessible text, learning is enhanced with numerous illustrations including a colour section, thorough chapter summaries, and questions with answers and comments at the back of the book. The comprehensive coverage of this book encompasses the properties of seawater which affect life in the ocean, classification of marine environments and organisms, phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine food webs, larger marine animals (marine mammals, seabirds and fish), life on the seafloor, and the way in which humans affect marine ecosystems. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, including much data available for the first time in a book at this level. There is also a new chapter on human impacts - from harvesting vast amounts of fish, pollution, and deliberately or accidentally transferring marine organisms to new environments. This book complements the Open University Oceanography Series, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a set text for the Open University third level course, S330. A leading undergraduate text New chapter on human impacts - a highly topical subject Expanded colour plate section

Biological Oceanography

Author : Carol M. Lalli
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The comprehensive coverage of this book encompasses the properties of seawater which affect life in the ocean, classification of marine environments and organisms, phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine food webs, larger marine animals (marine mammals, seabirds and fish), life on the seafloor, and the way in which humans affect marine ecosystems. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, including much data available for the first time in a book at this level. There is also a new chapter on human impacts - from harvesting vast amounts of fish, pollution, and deliberately or accidentally transferring marine organisms to new environments. This book complements the Open University Oceanography Series, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a set text for the Open University third level course, S330. A leading undergraduate textNew chapter on human impacts - a highly topical subjectExpanded colour plate section

Introduction to the Physical and Biological Oceanography of Shelf Seas

Author : John H. Simpson
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Provides a quantitative, accessible approach to the fundamental physics and biology of the coastal ocean, for undergraduate and graduate students.

Oceanography and Marine Biology

Author : David W. Townsend
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Oceanography and Marine Biology preserves the basic elements of the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the marine sciences, and merges those fundamentals into a broader framework of marine biology and ecology. I have found that this approach works: my class of 350 students fills every semester it is offered, with students on waiting lists to get in. But existing textbooks on oceanography or marine biology address the companion field only cursorily: very few pages in oceanography texts are devoted to marine biology, and vice versa. This new book overcomes that imbalance, bringing these disparate marine science text formats closer together, giving them more equal weight, and introducing more effectively the physical sciences by showing students with everyday examples how such concepts form the foundation upon which to build a better understanding of the marine environment in a changing world.

Biological Oceanography

Author : Carol M. Lalli
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Introduction to Physical and Biological Oceanography

Author : Cuchlaine A. M. King
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Oceanography

Author : Dale E. Ingmanson
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This book presents a balanced coverage of geological, physical, and biological aspects of the ocean and motivates students through the use over 400 high quality photographs and line drawings.

Outlines and Highlights for Biological Oceanography

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780750633840 .

Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life

Author : John Morrissey
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The Tenth Edition of Morrissey and Sumich’s classic text, Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life continues to enlighten and engage students on the many wonders of marine organisms and the remarkable environments in which they live. This updated edition includes coverage of recent breakthroughs in research and technology, and maintains the accessible student-friendly style for which it is known. A Student Companion Website provides resources to expand the scope of the textbook and makes sure students have access to the most up-to-date information in marine biology. Students will benefit from a variety of study aids, including chapter outlines, an interactive glossary, animated flash cards, and review questions. Carefully chosen links to relevant Web sites enable students to explore specific topics in more detail

Studyguide for Biological Oceanography

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Concepts in Biological Oceanography

Author : Peter A. Jumars
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This textbook for advanced level courses in oceanography focuses on the interaction of ecological and physical processes that govern the ocean. The book begins with an introduction to ecology, using foraging theory and analytic formulation of encounter rates of predator and prey as organizing principles. Examples used are primarily marine to convey how marine systems differ from terrestrial environments. These differences, which carry through the remainder of the book, arise primarily through the ways in which deposit feeders process seafloor muds, suspension feeders extract particles from seawater, bacteria absorb solutes, and marine plants gather nutrients and light. The next section of the book is devoted to central issues of biological oceanography: controls of primary production, the role of bacteria, and questions of recruitment. The last part treats interdisciplinary topics as the arena in which the non-biological environmental scientist is most likely to find need for some biological background. The book is designed to introduce and develop concepts rather than to give extensive factual detail.

Marine Biology

Author : Amy Hill
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Aquatic Productivity

Author : W. D. Russell-Hunter
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This book relates some fundamental aspects of biological oceanography and freshwater biology to global aspects of the future protein nutrition of man and to our understanding of the processes of evolution. Seasonal and other factors controlling organic productivity in temperate oceans are outlined, and more unusual trophic features are considered. Methods for future exploitation of the oceans--particularly through sea-farming--are discussed and critically assessed. The finite nature of the oceans' resources is stressed. Energetics of food chains, the dynamics of exploited fish stocks, and the biogeochemistry of organic cycles are clearly explained and examined.--

Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life

Author : Morrissey
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Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is an introductory higher education textbook for students with no prior knowledge of marine biology. The book uses selected groups of marine organisms to provide a basic understanding of biological principles and processes that are fundamental to sea life.

Introduction to the Physical and Biological Oceanography of Shelf Seas

Author : John H. Simpson
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Provides a quantitative, accessible approach to the fundamental physics and biology of the coastal ocean, for undergraduate and graduate students.

Aquatic Productivity an Introduction to Some Basic Aspects of Biological Oceanography and Limnology by W D Russell Hunter

Author : W. D. Russell-Hunter
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Introduction to Biological Oceanography

Author : Michelle L. Hardee
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Biological Oceanography

Author : Eric L. Mills
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"With a foreword by John Cullen and a new introduction by the author."

Marine Biology A Very Short Introduction

Author : Philip V. Mladenov
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In this Very Short Introduction, Philip Mladenov provides a fascinating overview of marine biology. Including a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the polar oceans to tropical coral reefs, he outlines the principles of marine biology whilst demonstrating the fundamental impact humans have on the oceans and their ecology.

How the Ocean Works

Author : Mark Denny
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The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than explanations of principles. How the Ocean Works fills this gap, providing a concise and accessible college-level introduction to marine science that is also ideal for general readers. How are winds and currents driven? What is the dilemma of the two-layered ocean? Mark Denny explains key concepts like these in rich and fascinating detail. He explores early scientific knowledge of oceans, photosynthesis, trophic interactions and energy flow, and the impacts of human activities on marine and atmospheric systems. Focusing each chapter on a major topic and carefully explaining the principles and theory involved, Denny gives readers the conceptual building blocks needed to develop a coherent picture of the living ocean. How the Ocean Works is an indispensable resource that teaches readers how to think about the ocean--its biology, mechanics, and conservation. Provides a concise, up-to-date introduction to marine science Develops the conceptual basis needed to understand how the ocean works Explains fundamental principles and theory Includes color illustrations and informative diagrams Serves as a college textbook and a reference for general readers Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.