This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. It includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences. It is revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research. It is ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology and is accessible and informative.
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After 4 years of war service and after graduating from the University of London in 1952, Alan Longhurst subsequently studied the ecology of benthic communities and demersal fish off tropical West Africa and New Zealand, and the ecology of oceanic zooplankton in the eastern tropical Pacific, the north Atlantic and the arctic archipelago of Canada. He has held both research and administrative posts in several laboratories and has had many less formal occupations, such as coordinating the EASTROPAC surveys or acting as Secretary, SCOR. He has published widely in the field of benthic and pelagic ecology, and concerning the ecological basis of fisheries. He is now retired and spends much of year in SW France, where he assists his wife in running a gallery of contemporary art, keeping a sharp eye out for oceanographers among their clients.Revue de presse :
Pre-Publication comments on the 2nd edition:
"It has all the elements that made the first edition such a wonderful book to have and to read. There are too few books like this on the market, which build on a life-time's experience and knowledge in order to say something quite unique and challenging about the oceans. It will be useful for all of those involved with managing the world's oceans, providing for the only rigorous schematic framework available for exploring the heterogeity of the seas and its resources."
--Dave Raffaelli, Professor of Environmental Science, University of York
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Description du livre Academic Press, 2006. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Ch. 1 Towards an Ecological Geography of the Sea Ch. 2 Changing Views of How Marine Ecosystems Function Ch. 3 Biogeographic Data in Ecological ANalysis Ch. 4 Ocean Fronts and Other Ecological Discontinuities Ch. 5 Physical Forcing of Phytoplankton Production Ch. 6 Nutrient Limitation: The Example of Iron Ch. 7 Biomes: The Primary Compartments Ch. 8 Provinces: The Secondary Partition Ch. 9 Longer Term Responses: From Seasons to Centuries Ch. 10 The Atlantic Ocean Ch. 11 The Indian Ocean Ch. 12 The Pacific Ocean Ch. 13 The Southern Ocean. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0124555217
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