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Marine Biology

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This title covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach, emphasising that the world's oceans and seas are an integrated system that cannot be understood by looking in any one person's backyard and using examples from many regions and ecosystems worldwide.
Paperback, 461 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by McGraw-Hill Higher Education (first published 1991)
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I highly recommend this book for those who would like an accessible overview of Marine Sciences.

I'm using this book as a learning and reference tool as part of my continuing education as a citizen scientist (I'm a Puget Sound Beach Watcher). Over all, I am pleased with my purchased. I selected this book after reviewing several at a nearby university library. I reviewed a copy of the 8th edition and opted to purchase the most recent edition (the 9th, released in 2012). It was a good choice. I lik
Dec 25, 2012 Martina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Castro's Marine biology is a lovely introductory book on the subject. Biology is a descriptive science, and this book is equally descriptive - although it's a textbook, it flows smoothly as a novel. It's liberally peppered with illustrations and photos, which makes for a great reading experience. I'm no biologist, but for reading and learning from this book, one doesn't have to be. An interest in the workings of the deep blue ocean is enough.
Jun 19, 2013 Alli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Castro's Marine Biology was a good introductory to marine biology. This was my text for Marine Biology at University. It was very detailed and the pictures were amazingly lovely. It is also an easy read, chapter by chapter book.
Becca Mackenzie
This was a very intresting book..all my life i loved marine life like how a fished breath, how a fish moved, or how a fish i wanted to be in the fishes brain for one day to see how it was...i learned alot from this book!
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It was a very informational book. Not too big for a textbook. The pictures were amazing.
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