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This undergraduate textbook explores the ways in which marine organisms interact with each other and with their physical environment, and explains the importance of marine ecosystems to terrestrial ecosystems and to humankind. Hundreds of color photographs are provided. The second edition adds sections on population dynamics, marine viruses, and coral diseases. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Immerse yourself in INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY and quickly learn the content of the course. While taking an ecological approach, this biology text provides succinct coverage of the content while the photos and art work clearly illustrates key concepts. Studying is made easy with phonetic pronunciations, a running glossary of key terms, end-of-chapter questions, and websites provided at the end of the chapter, and lists of related articles found throughout the text.
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