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DISTINCTIVE FEATURES* Examines marine biology from a unique global and evolutionary perspective * Written in a clear, conversational style* Filled with full-color photographs from the world's finest marine biologists* Robust pedagogy includes "Key Concept" headings, "Basic Facts" summaries, "Going Deeper" boxes, end-of-chapter exercises, and...
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES* Examines marine biology from a unique global and evolutionary perspective * Written in a clear, conversational style* Filled with full-color photographs from the world's finest marine biologists* Robust pedagogy includes "Key Concept" headings, "Basic Facts" summaries, "Going Deeper" boxes, end-of-chapter exercises, and more~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NEW TO THIS EDITION* Expanded coverage of ecological interactions, global climate change, methods of environmental assessment, and human impact on biodiversity* Seven brand-new "Hot Topics in Marine Biology" essays * More than fifty new photographs and line drawings* A new discussion on the use of marine natural products in the development of drugs~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SUPPLEMENTSCompanion Website (www.oup.com/us/levinton): Maintained by the author, this comprehensive resource offers students cited references, "Key Concept" summaries, "Marine Biology Explorations" interactive tours, news updates, helpful review and study tools, and more. For adopting instructors, the site offers password-protected PowerPoint-based lecture notes and downloadable images from the text.Instructor's Resource CD-ROM: Available to adopting instructors, the CD includes all of the resources listed above along with a Test Bank of approximately 400 questions.
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