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
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.
This textbook examines selected groups of marine organisms within a framework of basic biological principles and processes. With attention to taxonomic, evolutionary, ecological, behavioral, and physiological aspects of biological study, the book contains chapters on habitat, patterns of association, phytoplankton, marine plants, protozoans and inv
An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life, Ninth Edition, engages students in the excitement and challenge of understanding marine organisms and the environment in which they live. Selected groups of marine organisms are examined within a framework of basic biological principles and processes that are fundamental to all forms of life in the seas including taxonomy, evolution, ecology, behavior, and physiology.
An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life, Ninth Edition, engages students in the excitement and challenge of understanding marine organisms and the environment in which they live. Selected groups of marine organisms are examined within a framework of basic biological principles and processes that are fundamental to all forms of life in the seas including taxonomy, evolution, ecology, behavior, and physiology.
This classic book by renowned nurse theorist Jean Watson discusses the balance between science and caring that is the basis of the nursing profession. Watson's Theory of Human Care draws from the works of Western and Eastern philosophers, approaching the human care relationship as a moral idea that includes concepts such as phenomenal field, actual caring occasion, and transpersonal caring. Inherent in this theory are concepts of health and illness, the environment, and the universe.
Setting the stage : rocks, fossils and evolution -- The oldest marine mammals : whales and sea cows -- Later diverging whales : Neoceti -- Aquatic carnivores : pinnipeds and a bear-like carnivoran -- Crown sirenians and their desmostylian relatives -- Aquatic sloths and recent occupants of the sea-sea otters and polar bears -- Diversity changes through time : the influence of climate change and humans
INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY third edition distinguishes itself at the introductory text level by offering comprehensive treatment and thorough integration of Ecology in the study of marine biology. Chapter two, Fundamentals of Ecology, presents human impact on the marine environment and this theme is integrated throughout the text allowing for dynamic class discussions of marine life and environmental change. Written expressly for non-science students, INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY third edition is crafted to spark curiosity about the marine world as well as provide an understanding of the process of science which is presented in Chapter one and revisited in unique boxed readings through out the text. Additionally, the pedagogy was developed expressly for these students to help draw them into and better understand the content. The new, open look and feel of INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY third edition and the enhanced art program convey the beauty and awe of life in the ocean. Twenty spectacular photos now open each chapter, piquing the motivation and attention of students and over 150 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.
The laboratory companion to Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life by James L. Sumich and John F. Morrissey, this laboratory manual further engages students in the excitement and challenges of understanding marine organisms and the environments in which they live. Students will benefit from a more thorough examination of the topics introduced in the text and lecture through observation and critical thinking activities in the Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life. Also, the lab manual includes suggested topics for additional investigation, which provides flexibility for both instructors and for students to explore further various topics of interest. The only lab manual of its kind, Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life is the ideal complement to any marine biology teaching and learning package!
Invitation to Oceanography, Third Edition provides students with a fundamental overview of the four major branches of ocean science: geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. The approach used is a broad one, relying on basic concepts to explain the ocean's many mysteries. Anybody -- whether sailor, surfer, beachcomber, or student -- can learn about the processes and creatures of the oceans by reading this visually exciting book.
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.
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The charismatic mammals that live in the ocean are a constant source of interest, both for scientists and our society at large. Their biology, behavior, and conservation are of utmost importance, as a vast number of species are currently threatened. Intended for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate student within biology, marine biology, or conservation/environmental science, An Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation provides a broad introduction to marine mammal biology using cutting edge information and student-friendly learning tools. The text begins with chapters on the evolution and classification of marine mammals and their general biology. It moves on to discuss the behavior and ecology of different groups of marine mammals, such as polar bears, otters, and cetaceans. Part 3 dives into many different conservation issues facing marine mammals, as well as discussions on how they can be addressed. Closing chapters provide information on how scientists study marine mammals, how society can enjoy observing the animals while making sure they are preserved, and a word to students looking to pursue a career with marine mammals.
Now In Full Color, Laboratory And Field Investigations In Marine Life Is A Unique Marine Biology Laboratory And Field Manual That Engages Students In The Excitement And Challenges Of Understanding Marine Organisms And The Environments In Which They Live. With Activities Designed To Encourage Students To Develop Their Own Powers Of Critical Observation And Analysis, Students Will Benefit From A Thorough Examination Of Topics Such As The Physical And Chemical Properties Of Seawater, Marine Microbes, Algae, And A Wide Variety Of Invertebrate And Vertebrate Animals. The New, More Convenient Spiral Binding Allows The Manual To Lay Flat On Lab Tables While Students Work, And They Can Easily Tear Out Pages To Submit For A Grade. Laboratory And Field Investigations In Marine Life, Eleventh Edition Is An Ideal Resource To Accompany Introduction To The Biology Of Marine Life, Eleventh Edition And The Clear Choice For An Engaging, Hands-On Exploration Of Marine Biology.
Marine biology has always played an important role in biological research, being at the origin of many key advances. To a certain extent, the influence of marine biology on the biological sciences was overshadowed over a period of several years by the remarkable advances that were made using powerful model organisms from terrestrial environments. This situation is now changing again, however, due primarily to spectacular developments in genomic methodologies that have significantly accelerated research in a broad spectrum of marine biology disciplines ranging from biodiversity to developmental biology to biotechnology. The data generated by marine genomics projects have had an impact on questions as diverse as understanding planetary geochemical cycles, the impact of climate change on marine fauna and flora, the functioning of marine ecosystems, the discovery of new organisms and novel biomolecules, and investigation of the evolution of animal developmental complexity. This book represents the first attempt to document how genomic technologies are revolutionising these diverse domains of marine biology. Each chapter of this book looks at how these technologies are being employed in a specific domain of marine research and provides a summary of the major results obtained to date. The book as a whole provides an overview of marine genomics as a discipline and represents an ideal starting point for exploring this rapidly developing domain.

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