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Marine Biology

  • Photosynthesis in the Marine Environmentby Sven Beer; Bjö; Mats rk; John Beardall

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    "Marine photosynthesis provides for at least half of the primary production worldwide..." Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment constitutes a comprehensive explanation of photosynthetic processes as related to the special environment in which marine plants live. The first part of the book introduces the different photosynthesising organisms of... more...

  • Biology and Ecology of Sardines and Anchoviesby Konstantinos Ganias

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Apart from being commercially and socially significant, anchovies and sardines populations occupy crucial positions in the oceans? ecosystems. Low in the food chain, clupeoids tend towards abundance, as if their purpose in life was to be eaten and fuel the upper levels of marine trophic chains. The present book covers a broad spectrum of topics on... more...

  • King Crabs of the Worldby Bradley G. Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 159.95

    With species existing in all subpolar seas, king crabs are one of the most valuable seafoods. Major fluctuations in their abundance have stimulated a flurry of research and a rapid expansion of the scientific literature in the last decade. King Crabs of the World: Biology and Fisheries Management consolidates extensive knowledge on the biology,... more...

  • Seashells of North Americaby R. Tucker Abbott; Herbert S. Zim; George Sandström

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device.   Scoop up plentiful Cockles on Eastern beaches. Spy a fabulous Emperor Helmet in Southern Florida. Find a Red Chiton on the Pacific shore. The coasts of North America yield a wondrous variety of shells, from the majestic Conch to tiny Bittium. This beautifully illustrated guide helps both the novice... more...

  • Governing Marine Protected Areasby Peter J.S. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    In this innovative volume, the author addresses some important challenges related to the effective and equitable governance of marine protected areas (MPAs). These challenges are explored through a study of 20 MPA case studies from around the world. A novel governance analysis framework is employed to address some key questions: How can top-down and... more...

  • The Extreme Life of the Seaby Stephen R. Palumbi; Anthony R. Palumbi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world--the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents--and exposes the eternal darkness of the... more...

  • Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 1by Gian Paolo Rossini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 159.95

    This book provides a structured account of the existing knowledge of toxic algae, the chemistry of the toxins they produce, the effects these substances exert in humans and wildlife, as well as the strategies envisaged to protect public health and the environment. It covers recent advances in the understanding of the biology of toxin producers and... more...

  • Algaeby Laura Barsanti; Paolo Gualtieri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    A single-source reference on the biology of algae, Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition examines the most important taxa and structures for freshwater, marine, and terrestrial forms of algae. Its comprehensive coverage goes from algae's historical role through its taxonomy and ecology to its natural product possibilities.... more...

  • Marine Ecology in a Changing Worldby Andrés Hugo Arias; María Clara Menendez

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 119.95

    With contributions from an impressive group of Argentinean and German oceanographers, this book examines classical ecological issues relating to marine ecosystems in the context of climate change. It paints a picture of marine ecology at the crossroads of global warming. The book examines the fundamentals of marine ecology: ecosystem stability, water... more...

  • Fish Physiology: Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishesby Keith B. Tierney; Anthony P. Farrell; Colin J. Brauner

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 119.95

    Fish Physiology: Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes discusses the different types of organic chemical contaminants and their respective toxic effects in fish. The book also covers the detection of dissolved organic compounds and methods to assess organic toxicity. Substances addressed in this book include organometallics, hydrocarbons, endocrine... more...