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Marine Biology

Author: Peter Castro; Michael E Huber
Publisher: NY : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Castro, Peter.
Marine Biology.
NY : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Castro; Michael E Huber
ISBN: 9781259162503 1259162508
OCLC Number: 1085228547
Notes: Arrow Worms
Description: 1 online resource (1044 pages)
Contents: Intro; About the Authors; Preface; Part One: Principles of Marine Science; 1 The Science of Marine Biology; The Science of Marine Biology; The History of Marine Biology; Marine Biology Today; The Scientific Method; Observation: The Currency of Science; Two Ways of Thinking; Testing Ideas; Limitations of the Scientific Method; Observing the Ocean; Eye on Science: Carbonate Experiments on the Reef; John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts; Interactive Exploration; 2 The Sea Floor; The Water Planet; The Geography of the Ocean Basins; The Structure of the Earth; The Origin and Structure of the Ocean Basins Early Evidence of Continental DriftThe Theory of Plate Tectonics; The Geological History of the Earth; The Geological Provinces of the Ocean; Continental Margins; Deep-Ocean Basins; The Mid-Ocean Ridge and Hydrothermal Vents; Eye on Science: Life Below the Sea Floor; The Hawaiian Islands, Hot Spots, and the Great Mantle Plume Debate; Interactive Exploration; 3 Chemical and Physical Features of Seawater and the World Ocean; The Waters of the Ocean; The Unique Nature of Pure Water; Seawater; Ocean Circulation; Surface Circulation; Thermohaline Circulation and the Great Ocean Conveyor Waves and TidesWaves; Tides; Tall Ships and Surface Currents; Eye on Science: Larval Transport Near Hydrothermal Vents; Waves That Kill; Interactive Exploration; 4 Fundamentals of Biology; The Ingredients of Life; The Building Blocks; The Fuel of Life; Living Machinery; Cells and Organelles; Levels of Organization; Challenges of Life in the Sea; Salinity; Temperature; Surface-to-Volume Ratio; Perpetuating Life; Modes of Reproduction; Reproductive Strategies; The Diversity of Life in the Sea; Natural Selection and Adaptation; Classifying Living Things Evolutionary Perspective: From Snack to Servant: How Complex Cells AroseEye on Science: When Fishes Stepped on Land; Interactive Exploration; Part Two: The Organisms of the Sea; 5 The Microbial World; Viruses; Prokaryotes; Bacteria; Archaea; Prokaryote Metabolism; Unicellular Algae; Diatoms; Dinoflagellates; Other Unicellular Algae; Protozoans: The Animal-Like Protists; Foraminiferans; Radiolarians; Ciliates; Fungi; Evolutionary Perspective: Symbiotic Bacteria-The Essential Guests; Tiny Cells, Big Surprises; Eye on Science: A Fourth Domain of the Tree of Life?; The Bay of Fire Interactive Exploration:6 Multicellular Primary Producers: Seaweeds and Plants; Multicellular Algae: The Seaweeds; General Structure; Photosynthetic Pigments; Types of Seaweeds; Life History; Economic Importance; Flowering Plants; Seagrasses; Salt-Marsh Plants; Mangroves; Seaweeds for Gourmets; Eye on Science: Marine Algae as Biofuels; Interactive Exploration:; 7 Marine Animals Without a Backbone; Sponges; Cnidarians: Radial Symmetry; Types of Cnidarians; Biology of Cnidarians; Comb Jellies: Radial Symmetry Revisited; Bilaterally Symmetrical Worms; Flatworms; Ribbon Worms; Nematodes

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