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The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms epub

by Walter M. Goldberg


The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms epub

ISBN: 0226301680

ISBN13: 978-0226301686

Author: Walter M. Goldberg

Category: Science

Subcategory: Biological Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: University of Chicago Press (October 2, 2013)

Pages: 401 pages

ePUB book: 1730 kb

FB2 book: 1488 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 120

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Encapsulating and accurately communicating the main aspects of reef biology in a single text is a real challenge, yet The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms by Walter Goldberg manages to achieve this feat. The text covers a large breadth of content, while still providing in-depth descriptions of the many aspects of reef biology.

Walter M. Goldberg has taught one such course for years, and he marshals that experience . Goldberg has taught one such course for years, and he marshals that experience in the pages of The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms. Goldberg examines the nature not only of coral reefs-the best known among types of reefs-but also of sponge reefs, worm reefs, and oyster reefs, explaining the factors that influence their growth, distribution, and structure. Visually impressive, profusely illustrated, and easy to read, The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms offers a fascinating introduction to reef science and will appeal to students and instructors of marine biology, comparative zoology, and oceanography.

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Автор: Goldberg Walter M Название: Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms Издательство: Wiley Классификация .

2013 Язык: ENG Размер: 279 X 216 X 30 Поставляется из: Англии. This book presents the results obtained during the development and application of biological markers as indicators of exposure/effect to toxic chemicals in marine environments. Goldberg has taught one such course for years, and he marshals that experience in the pages of The .

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Walter Goldberg dedicates his new reference book, The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms, to the condition of the reefs the way I remember them, with the hope that they might be that way again someday. He follows this simple, emotional, dedicatory plea with thorough descriptions of reef formation and colorful reef inhabitants, and ends with a note of hope.

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Reefs provide a wealth of opportunity for learning about biological and ecosystem processes and reef biology courses are among the most popular in marine biology and zoology departments the world over Walter M Goldberg has taught one such course for years and he marshals that experience in the pages of The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms Goldberg examines the nature not only of coral reefsthe best known among types of reefsbut also of sponge reefs worm reefs and oyster reefs explaining the factors that influence their growth distribution and structure A central focus of the book is reef construction and Goldberg details the plants and animals that form the scaffold of the reef system and allow for the attachment and growth of other organisms including those that function as bafflers binders and cementing agents He also tours readers through reef ecology paleontology and biogeography all of which serve as background for the problems reefs face today and the challenge of their conservation Visually impressive profusely illustrated and easy to read The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms offers a fascinating introduction to reef science and will appeal to students and instructors of marine biology comparative zoology and oceanography
My review has to be taken in context: I am not a biologist or biology student but was a science major when I was in college. I find textbooks an excellent way to stay up-to-date on subjects or to learn new subjects that I have become interested in.

This textbook appears to be an excellent resource for the serious study of reef construction and reef life; it is an attractive book, well illustrated and well written. The material is beyond a beginners course or a survey course and delves in some detail into the specific organisms inhabiting the reef environment. I my particular case this is a little too much detail. It is still worth reading for the "casual" reader who has a decent understanding of basic biology and oceanography however the best audience is probably a more advanced and serious student of biologic oceanography.
Well written summary of reef ecology.