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An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life


Series: McGraw-Hill Key Textbooks Series

By: James Sumich

484 pages, Col photos, col &b/w illus, figs

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Apr 2004 | Edition: 8 | #151167 | ISBN: 076373313X
Out of Print Details
Hardback | Dec 1995 | Edition: 6 | #47559 | ISBN: 0697159892
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NHBS Price: £32.50 $40/€37 approx

About this book

A full-colour, highly regarded text that is recognized for its readability and balanced coverage of biological and ecological topics of marine biology. Especially strong in biology.


Contents: Part I: Introductory Concepts
The Ocean as a Habitat
Some Ecological and Biological Concepts
Part II: Marine Primary Procedures
Marine Plants
Primary Production in the Sea
Part III: Diversity of Marine Animals
Protozoans and Invertebrates
Marine Vertebrates
Part IV: Benthic Communities
The Intertidal
Coral Reefs
Below the Tides
Part V: The Pelagic Realm
The Zooplankton
Nekton- Distribution, Locomotion, and Feeding
Nekton- Migration, Sensory Reception, and Reproduction
Part VI: Human Intervention in the Sea
Food from the Sea
Ocean Pollution

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James Sumich currently teaches Marine Biology, Statistics for Life Sciences, Mammals of the Sea and Organismal Biology at Grossmont College. In addition to being a leading marine biologist and textbook author, he is extremely well known and respected in the biology and physiology of gray whales research.

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