Marine Biology a Very Short Introduction

Written By Philip Mladenov
Marine Biology  a Very Short Introduction
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 27 February 2020
  • ISBN : 019884171X
  • Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book entitled Marine Biology a Very Short Introduction by author: Philip Mladenov which was release on 27 February 2020 and published by Oxford University Press, USA with total page 216 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The oceans are our planet's most distinctive and imposing natural habitat. They cover 71 percent of its surface; support a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria, and plankton to the largest existing animals; and possess many of Earth's most significant, intriguing, and inaccessible ecosystems. In an era in which humans are significantly altering the global environment, the oceans are undergoing rapid and profound changes. The study of marine biology is thus taking on added importance and urgency as people struggle to understand and manage these changes to protect our marine ecosystems. Healthy oceans produce half of the oxygen we breathe; stabilize our climate; create ecosystems that protect our coasts from storms; provide us with abundant food; and host diverse organisms that provide us with natural products for medicine and biotechnology. In this Very Short Introduction, marine biologist Philip Mladenov provides an accessible and up-to-date overview of marine biology, offering a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the unimaginably abundant microscopic organisms that drive the oceans' food web to the apex predators that we exploit for food; from polar ocean ecosystems to tropical coral reefs; and from the luxurious kelp beds of the coastal ocean to deep-ocean hydrothermal vents where life exists without the energy of the sun. Throughout the book he considers the human impacts on marine life including overfishing, plastic and nutrient pollution, the spread of exotic species, and ocean warming and acidification. He discusses the threats these pose to our welfare, and the actions required to put us on a path to a more sustainable relationship with our oceans so that they can be restored and protected for future generations. Mladenov concludes with a new chapter offering an inspiring vision for the future of our oceans in 2050 that can be realised if we are wise enough to accelerate actions already underway and be bold with implementing new approaches. The next decade will decide the state of the oceans that we leave behind for future generations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Marine Biology a Very Short Introduction

Marine Biology  a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Philip Mladenov
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 019884171X
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Summary : The oceans are our planet's most distinctive and imposing natural habitat. They cover 71 percent of its surface; support a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria, and plankton to the largest existing animals; and possess many of Earth's most significant, intriguing, and inaccessible ecosystems. ...

Introduction to Marine Biology

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  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2009-01-07
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 019884171X
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Scientific e-Resources
  • Release Date : 2019-11-08
  • Total pages : 304
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-15
  • Total pages : 318
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Summary : Advances in Marine Biology, Volume 82, the latest release in a series that has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963, updates on many topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology and biological oceanography. Reviews articles on ...

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  • Author : Michael Lesser,Michael P. Lesser
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 194
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Summary : Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963 -- over 45 years of outstanding coverage! The series is well-known for both its excellence of reviews and editing. Now edited by Michael Lesser, with an internationally renowned Editorial Board, the serial publishes ...

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  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 468
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Summary : The new, sixth edition of Marine Biology covers the basics of marine biology and takes a global, non-regional perspective, emphasizing that the world’s oceans and seas are an integrated system that cannot be understood by looking in any one person's own backyard. For many students this is a new ...

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  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 449
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  • Author : Adriano A. Buzzati-Traverso
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Total pages : 621
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Marine Biology A Very Short Introduction

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  • Author : Philip V. Mladenov
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-26
  • Total pages : 156
  • ISBN : 019884171X
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Total pages : 534
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Total pages : 510
  • ISBN : 019884171X
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Summary : Chapter 3 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138318625_oachapter3.pdf Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review remains one of the most cited sources in marine ...

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  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Total pages : 448
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Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life
  • Author : Morrissey,James L. Sumich,Deanna R. Pinkard-Meier
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-11
  • Total pages : 450
  • ISBN : 019884171X
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  • Author : Brian Morton,W. F. Perrin
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-12-01
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 019884171X
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Summary : Asian Marine Biology 14, the most recent volume, is a memorial volume for the late James Stephen Leatherwood, with Guest Editors Brian D. Smith and William F. Perriu. There are ten papers on Marine mammal survey techniques and various studies of dolphins....