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Marine Biology

  • The Oceanographer's Companionby George Maul

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 119.95

    Scientists and engineers embarking on their first voyage for oceanographic or meteorological research are often unprepared for the experience. Going to sea involves learning a new language ? that of the seaman. This is necessary for clear communications, for the safety and well-being of the members of the scientific party and the ship?s crew. The... more...

  • Silica Storiesby Christina De La Rocha; Daniel J. Conley

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 32.53

    Do you know silica, the tetrahedra of silicon and oxygen constituting the crystals of New Agers and the desiccant in a box of new shoes?  It's no mere mundane mineral. As chemically reacting silicate rocks, silica set off the chain of events known as the origin of life. As biomineralized opal, it is the cell wall, skeleton, spicules, and scales... more...

  • Geheimsache Siel oder kann Wasser bergauf fließen?by Frank Ahlhorn; Udo Schotten

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 6.37

    Thema des vorliegenden Buches ist der Umgang mit dem Wasser an der niedersächsischen Küste (hier: die Entwässerung der niedrig liegenden Landschaft), eine fundamentale Angelegenheit für die Menschen, die hier leben und arbeiten.  Für ein junges Zielpublikum wird unterhaltsam erläutert, wohin das Wasser fließt und welche Anstrengungen unsere... more...

  • Ecosystems and Living Resources of the Baltic Seaby Evald Ojaveer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 151.87

    This volume presents a reconstruction of the formation of the environmental conditions and biota in the present-day Baltic Sea area during the last glacial cycle and thereafter under the influence of extra-terrestrial, climatic and geological factors. Abiotic conditions in the contemporary Baltic Sea (water salinity, temperature, oxygen and light... more...

  • Living Shorelinesby Donna Marie Bilkovic; Molly M. Mitchell; Megan K. La Peyre; Jason D. Toft

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 99.95

    Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students, managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering... more...

  • Ecology of Meromictic Lakesby Ramesh D. Gulati; Egor S. Zadereev; Andrei G. Degermendzhi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 162.71

    This volume presents recent advances in the research on meromictic lakes and a state-of-the art overview of this area. After an introduction to the terminology and geographic distribution of meromictic lakes, three concise chapters describe their physical, chemical and biological features. The following eight chapters present case studies of more... more...

  • Marine Enzymes Biotechnology: Production and Industrial Applications, Part III - Application of Marine Enzymesby Fidel Toldra; Se-Kwon Kim

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 182.00

    Marine Enzymes Biotechnology: Production and Industrial Applications, Part III, Application of Marine Enzymes provides a huge treasure trove of information on marine organisms and how they are not only good candidates for enzyme production, but also a rich source of biological molecules that are of potential interest to various industries. Marine... more...

  • All the Boats on the Oceanby Carmel Finley

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    Most current fishing practices are neither economically nor biologically sustainable. Every year, the world spends $80 billion buying fish that cost $105 billion to catch, even as heavy fishing places growing pressure on stocks that are already struggling with warmer, more acidic oceans. How have we developed an industry that is so wasteful, and why... more...

  • Management of Marine Protected Areasby Paul D. Goriup

    Wiley 2017; US$ 115.00 US$ 99.67

    With the health of the world’s oceans threatened as never before, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) play a vitally important role in protecting marine and coastal habitats.  Management of Marine Protected Areas: A Network Perspective  draws on the results of a major EU-sponsored research project... more...

  • Climate Change and the Oceanic Carbon Cycleby Isabel Ferrera

    Apple Academic Press 2017; US$ 149.95

    This valuable compendium provides an overview of the variables and consequences of oceanic carbon cycling in the context of climate change. The chapters highlight the importance of marine plankton in carbon processing as well as the effects of rising CO2 and temperature in their functioning. Marine ecosystems are being increasingly threatened... more...