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Biological oceanography an introduction

Author: Carol M Lalli; Timothy Richard Parsons
Publisher: Oxford Butterworth-Heinemann 1999
Series: Open University oceanography series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2. ed., reprintedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Druckausg.
Lalli, Carol M.: Biological oceanography
(DE-601)067818501
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol M Lalli; Timothy Richard Parsons
ISBN: 9780750633840 0750633840 008052799X 9780080527994 0750627425 9780750627429
OCLC Number: 837077589
Accession No: (OCoLC)162133552 (DE-599)GBV615788750
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]) and index
Description: Online-Ressource (XII, 314, S).
Contents: Introduction; The abiotic environment; Phytoplankton and primary production; Zooplankton; Energy flow and mineral cycling; Nekton and fisheries oceanography; Benthos; Benthic communities; Human impacts on marine biota; Appendices; Further reading; Answers and comments to questions; Glossary; Index. 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.
Series Title: Open University oceanography series
Responsibility: Carol M. Lalli and Timothy R. Parsons

Abstract:

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

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