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Biological Oceanography: An Introduction: Second Edition [Paperback]

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15 May 1993 0750633840 978-0750633840 2nd Revised edition
This popular undergraduate textbook offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of biological oceanography. As well as a clear and accessible text, learning is enhanced with numerous illustrations including a colour section, thorough chapter summaries, and questions with answers and comments at the back of the book. The comprehensive coverage of this book encompasses the properties of seawater which affect life in the ocean, classification of marine environments and organisms, phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine food webs, larger marine animals (marine mammals, seabirds and fish), life on the seafloor, and the way in which humans affect marine ecosystems. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, including much data available for the first time in a book at this level. There is also a new chapter on human impacts - from harvesting vast amounts of fish, pollution, and deliberately or accidentally transferring marine organisms to new environments. This book complements the Open University Oceanography Series, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a set text for the Open University third level course, S330.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd Revised edition edition (15 May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750633840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750633840
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 21 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A very good introduction to biological oceanography for both biologically trained and non-biologically trained students'. Professor Michael Orren, Head of Oceanography, University College Galway

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good introdution 21 July 2003
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This book is aq really good introdution to the life in the oceans. I recently used this book for a module in my Oceanography degree and it was really helpful. I also recommend this book for Marine Biologists as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oceanography book 14 Mar 2011
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I bought this book for my husband who is studying for the OU course it is associated with. Just what he wanted, it arrived quickly and was as cheap as anywhere else I could find it. No fuss - just what we needed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling print quality 22 Feb 2013
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For a 30 textbook of 300 pages I would expect better print quality. This looks like it's been run off on someone's home laser printer on standard, cheapish, copy paper. I dread to think what it will look like in 3 years time, let alone the tens of years text books are supposed to last. It is well bound, though. Open University module books are normally higher quality.
If I had paid 10-15 for it I wouldn't have been too disappointed, but 30 is a rip-off.
This refers to the 2012 reprint.

I hope the content is a useful as others have said.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 22 Dec 2013
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Great read for anyone studying oceanography or anyone into global warming and its affects on the sea and its life.
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