Marine Biology for the Non-Biologist PDF

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Marine Biology for the Non-Biologist the PDF version

A fantastic e book on the subject which will be a great help to teachers delivering the subject as well as a valuable resource for any student who is engaged in this subject. The book describes the biology in the seas in detail yet in a humorous way educating and entertaining at the same time. Also it describes important oceanic features such as coral reefs, the artic seas and hydrothermal vents, with a bit of 'what's going to kill you in the sea' which is always a great topic.

Find out why it is a best seller on Amazon by reading the preview file

Student purchases can be made using the additional license facility on tpt and your school will benefit from the half price purchase power.

Please visit my website www.marinebiologybook.com for fantastic articles on this subject and also general science which is updated regularly on the blog. Again a fantastic resource for teachers and students alike.

Please find below a review and contents.

Contents

THE BASIS OF LIFE IN THE OCEANS

SOFT-BODIED ANIMALS - THE CNIDARIANS

THE JELLYFISH
THE HYDROIDS
THE ANEMONES
THE CORALS
THE STONY CORALS

SHELLFISH - THE MOLLUSCS

THE GASTROPODS
THE MESOGASTROPODS
THE ARCHEOGASTROPODS
THE NEOGASTROPODS
THE NUDIBRANCHS (SEA SLUGS)
THE BIVALVES
THE CEPHALOPODS
THE NAUTILUS
THE SQUIDS, CUTTLEFISH AND OCTOPI

ANIMALS WITH EXOSKELETONS - THE CRUSTACEANS

THE DECAPODS- CRABS, LOBSTERS AND SHRIMPS
THE BARNACLES

CORAL REEF ARCHITECTURE

MARINE INVERTEBRATE TOXINS

LIMU-MAKE-O-HANA (THE DEADLY SEAWEED OF HANA)
SHELLFISH POISONING
PARALYTIC SHELLFISH POISONING (PSP)
NEUROTOXIC SHELLFISH POISONING (NSP)
DIARRHOEIC SHELLFISH POISONING (DSP)
AMNESIC SHELLFISH POISONING (ASP)
CIGUATERA
THE CONE SHELLS
SEA SNAKES
VENOMOUS FISH

HYDROTHERMAL VENTS AND VENT BIOLOGY

THE DISCOVERY
THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
VENT BIOLOGY
LIFE IN THE POLAR SEAS

THE POLAR ENVIRONMENT

ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
THE FISH
THE INVERTEBRATES
THE BIRDS
THE MAMMALS

Reviews

Andrew Caine has managed to produce a highly readable masterpiece which takes the reader on a magical and sometimes scary journey into the world of the planet’s marine life, looking at the complex ecosystems with algae, plankton, shellfish, coral reefs and even whales. Andrew describes in fascinating detail and in a humorous and light-hearted manner the secret lives of our many different sea creatures—or beasties as he likes to call them. The book is crammed full of interesting facts and is written in a straightforward way making it easy for the layman to read and understand.

He delves into the lives of jellyfish, limpets, mussels and many other species, uncovering their often bizarre behaviour and sometimes scary predatory techniques and feeding habits which most ordinary people could barely imagine existed. Who would guess a whelk slowly drills into the shell of its unfortunate victims, or that some creatures harpoon their victims with poison-bearing teeth?

Andrew also dispels many myths and misunderstandings. For example, that the Portuguese Man o’War is not even a jellyfish at all, but instead a colony of connected creatures! Who would guess that the limpet is actually a one-footed creature which slides around like a snail, having a home base surrounded by a feeding territory? These are just some of the many fascinating facts which Andrew uncovers in his book.

Throughout the book, the reader is kept entertained by Andrew’s unique writing style and amusing turn of phrase. On a more serious note, Andrew also discusses the importance of coral reefs and their vital role in supporting human livelihoods. Andrew also reveals his true passion for marine biology and his deep concern that many of our species could be under threat due to overfishing of the humble krill.

Andrew’s work may well motivate people to take a more active interest in the study and preservation of our rich and diverse marine life. As Andrew points out, there is even more still to discover and who knows—maybe one day a cure for cancer may even be developed from understanding how toxins work in marine animals!

Bill Lichtensteiger—eBook Reader
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Marine Biology for the Non-Biologist PDF
Marine Biology for the Non-Biologist PDF
Marine Biology for the Non-Biologist PDF
Marine Biology for the Non-Biologist PDF