Introduction to Marine Biology

Introduction to Marine Biology
Author: George Karleskint,Richard Turner,James Small
Publsiher: Nelson Education
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-04-26
ISBN 10: 1285402227
ISBN 13: 9781285402222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Marine Biology Book Review:

INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY sparks curiosity about the marine world and provides an understanding of the process of science. Taking an ecological approach and intended for non-science majors, the text provides succinct coverage of the content while the photos and art clearly illustrate key concepts. Studying is made easy with phonetic pronunciations, a running glossary of key terms, end-of-chapter questions, and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. The open look and feel of INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY and the enhanced art program convey the beauty and awe of life in the ocean. Twenty spectacular photos open the chapters, piquing the motivation and attention of students, and over 60 photos and pieces of art are new or redesigned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marine Biology

Marine Biology
Author: Jeffrey S. Levinton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780199766611
ISBN 13: 0199766614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Biology Book Review:

Widely regarded as the most captivating, accessible and comprehensive text for undergraduate marine biology courses, Marine Biology examines the subject from a unique global and evolutionary perspective. Written in clear, conversational style, this highly acclaimed volume emphasizes the principles and processes that underlie - and unify - vastly different marine communities.

Advances in Marine Biology

Advances in Marine Biology
Author: Charles Sheppard
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 0081029144
ISBN 13: 9780081029145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Marine Biology Book Review:

Advances in Marine Biology, Volume 82, the latest release in a series that has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963, updates on many topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology and biological oceanography. Reviews articles on the latest advances in marine biology Authored by leading figures in their respective fields of study Presents materials that are widely used by managers, students and academic professionals in the marine sciences

Oceanography and Marine Biology

Oceanography and Marine Biology
Author: David W. Townsend
Publsiher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780878936021
ISBN 13: 0878936025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oceanography and Marine Biology Book Review:

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.

Elements of Marine Ecology

Elements of Marine Ecology
Author: R. V. Tait
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461382971
ISBN 13: 9781461382973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Marine Ecology Book Review:

The widening interest in marine biology has led to the establishment of an increasing number of school and undergraduate courses in the subject. There are many books on various aspects of marine biology which students can read with advantage, but few that are suitable as introductory reading at the commencement of studies. This book has been compiled primarily as an aid for zoology students at the start of a special course on marine biology. The text is an introduction to the author's annual course for undergraduates. The aim has been a concise presentation of information and ideas over the general field of marine ecology, with guidance on the selection of more advanced reading. The sources of further information given at the end of each chapter have been chosen as far as possible from books and journals to which students should have reasonably easy access. These lists provide a selection of additional reading which starts at an elementary level and be comes more advanced as the course proceeds. Students entering the author's course are usually in their third under graduate year, and a general knowledge of the phyla is therefore assumed.

Marine Ecological Field Methods

Marine Ecological Field Methods
Author: Anne Gro Vea Salvanes,Jennifer Devine,Kjersti Sjotun,Knut Helge Jensen,Jon Thomassen Hestetun,Henrik Glenner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN 10: 1119184304
ISBN 13: 9781119184300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Ecological Field Methods Book Review:

A comprehensive, clear, and detailed guide to procedures for conducting marine ecological field studies Marine Ecological Field Methods is a comprehensive resource that offers the most relevant sampling methodologies for quantitative and qualitative studies of mesopelagic, demersal, littoral, and soft-bottom organisms, as well as relevant physical parameters. The authors describe how various sampling gears work, how to operate them, their limitations, guides on sorting and measuring collected organisms, and how to deal with subsamples of large catches. The text also explains how to use acoustic equipment for monitoring aggregations of organisms, for example fish shoals, as well as the use of sensors for registering environmental variables such as salinity, temperature, oxygen, and light. The text contains cutting-edge research techniques that are in their final stages of development for use in research surveys. Marine Ecological Field Methods is designed to help with the entire procedure for conducting a field study, including the generation of hypotheses, planning field collection of data, conducting field work, data exploration and statistical analysis with the use of R, and presentation of results in a final report. This essential resource: Covers a wide range of techniques and methods for the marine environment Includes tried and trusted methodologies and techniques from a team of noted experts in the field Contains information on sampling equipment ranging from those that are useful in the littoral zone to shallow nearshore areas, including bottles, secchi discs, and gillnets, and finally large trawls, benthic sleds, ROV and advanced technologies for remote sensing in the open ocean. Explores the step-by-step procedures for conducting a field study, from formulating hypotheses to the process of registering and reporting results Written for students and professionals in the field, this vital resource describes marine ecological sampling equipment, methods and analysis, ranging from physical parameters to fish, microalgae, zooplankton, benthos and macroalgae.

Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos

Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos
Author: Anastasios Eleftheriou,Alasdair McIntyre
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470995114
ISBN 13: 9780470995112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos Book Review:

Ecosystems of the benthic environment are a sensitive index to ecological change, and as such demand long-term and effective monitoring. Methods for the Study of Marine Benthos provides comprehensive information on the tools and techniques available to those working in areas where the declining health of the sea, depletion of marine resources and the biodiversity of marine life are major concerns. In response to the need for increasingly detailed information on bottom-living communities, this fully revised new edition offers: Contributions from a broad range of internationally recognised experts New information for those compiling environmental impact statements, pollution assessments and working with eco-system management Two separate chapters on Imaging Techniques and Diving Systems A vital tool for all marine and environmental scientists, ecologists, fisheries workers and oceanographers, libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught will find this book a valuable addition to their shelves.

Microbiology Laboratory Theory and Application

Microbiology  Laboratory Theory and Application
Author: Michael J. Leboffe,Burton E. Pierce
Publsiher: Morton Publishing Company
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 1617314188
ISBN 13: 9781617314186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiology Laboratory Theory and Application Book Review:

Designed for major and non-major students taking an introductory level microbiology lab course. Whether your course caters to pre-health professional students, microbiology majors or pre-med students, everything they need for a thorough introduction to the subject of microbiology is right here.

An Introduction to Marine Science

An Introduction to Marine Science
Author: P.S. Meadows
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN 10: 9401573298
ISBN 13: 9789401573290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Marine Science Book Review:

It is now nine years since the first edition appeared and much has changed in marine science during that time. For example, satellites are now routinely used in remote sensing of the ocean surface and hydrothermal vents at sea noor spreading centres have been extensively researched. The second edition has been considerably expanded and reorganised, and many new figures and tables have been included. Every chapter has been carefully updated and many have been rewritten. A new chapter on man's use of the oceans has been included to cover satellites and position fixing, renewable energy sources in the sea, seabed minerals, oil and gas, pollution and maritime law. In this edition we have also referred to a number of original references and review articles so that readers can find their way into the literature more easily. As in the first edition, PSM has been mainly responsible for the text and HC for the illustrations, although each has responded to advice from the other and also from many colleagues. In this context readers should note that the illustrations form an integral and major part of the book. The text will almost certainly be too concise for many readers if they do not study the illustrations carefully at the same time. The book has been written as an introductory text for students, although it can serve anyone who is beginning a study of the sea.

Marine Biology

Marine Biology
Author: Peter Castro,Michael Huber
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 1259162508
ISBN 13: 9781259162503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Biology

Encyclopedia of Biology
Author: Don Rittner,Timothy Lee McCabe
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438109997
ISBN 13: 9781438109992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Biology Book Review:

Contains approximately 800 alphabetical entries, prose essays on important topics, line illustrations, and black-and-white photographs.

Marine Biology A Very Short Introduction

Marine Biology  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Philip V. Mladenov
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN 10: 0192578790
ISBN 13: 9780192578792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Biology A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

The oceans are our planet's most distinctive and imposing natural habitat. They cover 71 per cent of its surface; support a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria, and plankton to the largest existing animals; and possess many of Earth's most significant, intriguing, and inaccessible ecosystems. In an era in which humans are significantly altering the global environment, the oceans are undergoing rapid and profound changes. The study of marine biology is thus taking on added importance and urgency as people struggle to understand and manage these changes to protect our marine ecosystems. Healthy oceans produce half of the oxygen we breathe; stabilize our climate; create ecosystems that protect our coasts from storms; provide us with abundant food; and host diverse organisms that provide us with natural products for medicine and biotechnology. In this Very Short Introduction, marine biologist Philip Mladenov provides an accessible and up-to-date overview of marine biology, offering a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the unimaginably abundant microscopic organisms that drive the oceans' food web to the apex predators that we exploit for food; from polar ocean ecosystems to tropical coral reefs; and from the luxurious kelp beds of the coastal ocean to deep-ocean hydrothermal vents where life exists without the energy of the sun. Throughout the book he considers the human impacts on marine life including overfishing, plastic and nutrient pollution, the spread of exotic species, and ocean warming and acidification. He discusses the threats these pose to our welfare, and the actions required to put us on a path to a more sustainable relationship with our oceans so that they can be restored and protected for future generations. Mladenov concludes with a new chapter offering an inspiring vision for the future of our oceans in 2050 that can be realised if we are wise enough to accelerate actions already underway and be bold with implementing new approaches. The next decade will decide the state of the oceans that we leave behind for future generations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Marine Biology

Marine Biology
Author: James Willard Nybakken,Mark D. Bertness
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780321306692
ISBN 13: 0321306694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Biology Book Review:

Emphasizes the ecological principles that guide marine life throughout environments within the world's oceans. The authors provide an ecological approach that helps students understand the real-world relevance of marine biology by exploring how organisms interact within their individual ecosystems.

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation
Author: G. Carleton Ray,Jerry McCormick-Ray
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 111871444X
ISBN 13: 9781118714447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Conservation Book Review:

Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Cephalopods

Cephalopods
Author: Peter Boyle,Paul Rodhouse
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405145439
ISBN 13: 9781405145435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cephalopods Book Review:

Squid, cuttlefish and octopuses, which form the marine mollusc group the cephalopods, are of great and increasing interest to marine biologists, physiologists, ecologists, environmental biologists and fisheries scientists. Cephalopods: ecology and fisheries is a thorough review of this most important animal group. The first introductory section of the book provides coverage of cephalopod form and function, origin and evolution, Nautilus, and biodiversity and zoogeography. The following section covers life cycles, growth, physiological ecology, reproductive strategies and early life histories. There follows a section on ecology, which provides details of slope and shelf species, oceanic and deep sea species, population ecology, trophic ecology and cephalopods as prey. The final section of the book deals with fisheries and ecological interactions, with chapters on fishing methods and scientific sampling, fisheries resources, fisheries oceanography and assessment and management methods. This scientifically comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book is essential reading for marine biologists, zoologists, ecologists and fisheries managers. All libraries in universities and research establishments where biological sciences and fisheries are studied and taught should have multiple copies of this landmark publication on their shelves.

An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life

An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life
Author: James L. Sumich
Publsiher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
Total Pages: 461
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780697159892
ISBN 13: 0697159892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life Book Review:

The new edition of An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is designed to reach your introductory students with effective and interesting learning tools. Its design and content are focused on capturing the attention of your students-- and focused on helping you teach. In the sixth edition, author James Sumich has maintained the text's readability and balanced approach, while incorporating several exciting new features:

Japanese Marine Life

Japanese Marine Life
Author: Kazuo Inaba,Jason M. Hall-Spencer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN 10: 9789811513251
ISBN 13: 9811513252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Marine Life Book Review:

This book gives an overview of the diverse marine fauna and flora of Japan and includes practical guides for investigating the biology and ecology of marine organisms. Introducing marine training courses offered at a range of Japanese universities, this is the first English textbook intended for marine biology instructors and students in Japan. It provides essential information on experimental procedures for the major areas of marine biology, including cell and developmental biology, physiology, ecology and environmental sciences, and as such is a valuable resource book those in Asian countries that share a similar flora and fauna. It also appeals to visitors interested in attending Japanese marine courses from countries around the world.

Life on an Ocean Planet

Life on an Ocean Planet
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781878663627
ISBN 13: 1878663623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on an Ocean Planet Book Review:

Teacher digital resource package includes 2 CD-ROMs and 1 user guide. Includes Teacher curriculum guide, PowerPoint chapter presentations, an image gallery of photographs, illustrations, customizable presentations and student materials, Exam Assessment Suite, PuzzleView for creating word puzzles, and LessonView for dynamic lesson planning. Laboratory and activity disc includes the manual in both student and teacher editions and a lab materials list.

Essential Fish Biology

Essential Fish Biology
Author: Derek Burton,Margaret Burton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 0198785550
ISBN 13: 9780198785552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Fish Biology Book Review:

An introductory overview of the functional biology of fish and how that may be affected by the contrasting habitat conditions within the aquatic environment. It describes the recent advances in comparative animal physiology which have greatly influenced our understanding of fish function as well as generating questions that have yet to be resolved. Fish taxa represent the largest number of vertebrates, with over 25,000 extant species. However, much of our knowledge, apart from taxonomy and habitat descriptions, has been based on relatively few of these species, usually those which live in fresh water and/or are of commercial interest. Unfortunately there has also been a tendency to base interpretation of fish physiology on that of mammalian systems, as well as to rely on a few type species of fish. This accessible textbook will redress the balance by using examples of fish from a wide range of species and habitats, emphasizing diversity as well as recognizing shared attributes with other vertebrates.

How the Ocean Works

How the Ocean Works
Author: Mark Denny
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-01-02
ISBN 10: 1400842883
ISBN 13: 9781400842889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Ocean Works Book Review:

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.