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Biological oceanography : an early history, 1870-1960

Author: Eric L Mills
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new edition makes an excellent companion to Mills's recent history of mathematical and physical oceanography, the multi-award-winning and widely acclaimed The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet.
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Mills, Eric L., 1936-
Biological oceanography.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012360985
(OCoLC)759669278
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Mills
ISBN: 9781442663053 1442663057
OCLC Number: 827363589
Notes: "With a foreword by John Cullen and a new introduction by the author."
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 378 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Contents: PART 1 The Origin of Biological Oceanography in Germany and Scandinavia during the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. 1 "This Blood of the Sea": The Origin of Quantitative Plankton Biology in Germany, 1870-1911 --
2 The Control of Metabolism in the Sea: Karl Brandt, the Nitrogen Cycle, and the Origin of Brandt's Hypothesis --
3 International Oceanography, the Kiel School, and the Fate of Brandt's Hypothesis --
4 "The Water Blooms": The Discovery of the Spring Bloom and Its Control --
5 Hydrography and the Control of Plankton Abundance: Solving the Problem of Plankton Blooms --
6 The End of an Era: The Demise of the Kiel School. PART 2 Biological Oceanography in Britain and the United States, 1921-1960. 7 Food from the Sea: The Origin of British Biological Oceanography --
8 Surveying the Blue Pasture: Plankton Dynamics at Plymouth, 1921-1933 --
9 Plankton Production and Its Control: The Marine Ecosystem at Plymouth, 1934-1958 --
10 Appreciating Mathematics: The Origin of Plankton Modeling in the United States, 1934-1946 --
11 Disciplined Thinking in Biological Oceanography: Plankton Dynamics, Physical Oceanography, and Riley's "Synthetic Method" --
Conclusion: The End of One Tale and the Beginning of Another.
Responsibility: Eric L. Mills.
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This new edition makes an excellent companion to Mills's recent history of mathematical and physical oceanography, the multi-award-winning and widely acclaimed The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet.

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