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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (23 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521638836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521638838
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,271,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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' … a welcome addition to the field of phycology and a very readable review of many aspects of this diverse discipline.' Bulletin of Marine Science

' … an outstanding introductory text'. BioScience

' … an excellent introduction to general phycology'. Choice

'I recommend this book as good value for money for marine biologists and ecologists.' J. A. Raven, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

' … an excellent introduction and overview on the different groups of algae, their differences in morphology, physiology, life cycles, ecology and systematics. In addition, it is a valuable reference on the modern concepts in the study of algae. Thus, this book is of great value to students but also to scientists who want to grow and work with algae.' Journal of Plant Physiology

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The third edition of this standard introductory text has been updated and expanded to provide an integration of classical and modern concepts in the study of algae.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Dec. 2000
Format: Paperback
As a biology student I brought this book to supplement the phycology aspects of the course. Its been a good book, readable, the diagrams are particularly impressive clarifying points well. All of the major groups of algae are covered in great detail (probably more than I needed for a biology course, it would be more suitable for a specialist course unless you have a particular interest in algae)and there are some interesting points about evolutionary history. A good course book although perhaps not bed-time reading!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
More a reference book than a textbook 21 Nov. 2012
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At least that was the feeling of this undergraduate. Has only rudimentary coverage of basics like photosynthesis and respiration, and is incredibly technical. I feel like it would make a great reference book for a more advanced student, but it's a bit intense for an introduction to the study of algae.
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The textbook for the future! 16 Dec. 2008
By Rafael Riosmena Rdgz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I consider this as an obligated textbook in any Phycology course around the world. I use for teaching and for learning many things about algae groups that I do not know.

I strongly recomend people to use this book.
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