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Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology

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Author: Levinton, Jeffrey

Brand: Oxford University Press

Edition: 5

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 592

Release Date: 14-07-2017

Details: Product Description With its clear and conversational writing style, comprehensive coverage, and sophisticated presentation, Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology, Fifth Edition, is regarded by many as the most authoritative marine biology text. Over the course of five editions, Jeffrey Levinton has balanced his organismal and ecological focus by including the latest developments on molecular biology, global climate change, and ocean processes. Review "Levinton does an excellent job in introducing fundamental concepts and then exploring them using recent scientific literature."--Tara Duffy, Northeastern University Marine Biology been extremely useful in bridging the gap between students that lacked expertise in the marine field and gaining valuable insights to be successful in my classes. This is one of the few texts that has allowed me a more direct pathway for teaching students that have a limited background in the subject matter. -- Michael Franklin, California State University Northridge "This text approaches the eclectic topic of marine biology as a combination of functional biology of organisms and ecology. Marine Biology, Fifth Edition, succeeds in covering the topic in a comprehensive manner, while neither oversimplifying it nor adding too many specialized details."--Gail B. Hartnett , University of of New Haven Marine Biology is an effective teaching and learning treatise. This wonderfully illustrated book is comprehensive, has revealing coverage of specific sub-topics (Going Deeper) and current events (Hot Topics) on the oceans that make it both attractive and useful at the same time for both the teacher and the student. -- Bopi Biddanda, Grand Valley State University " Marine Biology, Fifth Edition, is the only book right now that is suitable for majors and non-majors who want a rigorous introduction to marine biology."--Erik Scully, Towson University About the Author Jeffrey S. Levinton is Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University.

Package Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English