George Karleskint, Jr. , Richard Turner, James W. Small, Jr.
| Publisher||Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning|
| Size||86.6 Mb|
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Introduction to Marine Biology is intended for undergraduate students
majoring in a variety of disciplines, and for biology students
interested in learning more about the marine environment. Many such
students may already be interested in the field of marine biology.
Others, however, are studying marine biology to fulfill a general
education requirement, and they may have a fear of science courses. Like
many, these students are generally intrigued by the marine environment
and especially marine organisms. Having grown up with television
programs and internet sites dealing with the ocean and marine organisms,
they have a natural interest in this subject area. This text strives to
use this interest as a starting point for teaching biological science
as it applies to marine organisms and the ecology of the marine
environment. Each of the authors has been teaching marine biology for
more than 30 years to both majors and nonmajors. In their lectures and
field courses they stress an ecological approach to the study of marine
organisms, and they have used this same approach in preparing this text.