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Ecological Geography of the Sea - Alan R Longhurst

Ecological Geography of the Sea

Hardcover Published: 22nd September 2006
ISBN: 9780124555211
Number Of Pages: 560

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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.
*Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences
*Revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research
*Ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology -- accessible and informative

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

Towards an Ecological Geography of the Sea
Changing Views of How Marine Ecosystems Function
Biogeographic Data in Ecological ANalysis
Ocean Fronts and Other Ecological Discontinuities
Physical Forcing of Phytoplankton Production
Nutrient Limitation: The Example of Iron
Biomes: The Primary Compartments
Provinces: The Secondary Partition
Longer Term Responses: From Seasons to Centuries
The Atlantic Ocean
The Indian Ocean
The Pacific Ocean
The Southern Ocean
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ISBN: 9780124555211
ISBN-10: 0124555217
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 22nd September 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 18.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.24
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised