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Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology Hardcover – Dec 3 2008

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Third Edition edition (Dec 3 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195326946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195326949
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 3 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #380,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Levinton's book is easy to follow yet challenging and is at a perfect level for undergraduate biology majors. The additional material that has been added to the new edition is highly relevant to the field of marine biology and includes many up-to-date topics that students will find intriguing."--Jayson Smith, California State University, Fullerton

"I like the author's relaxed style of communication. The book is very readable at the undergraduate level, but it doesn't skimp on detail to explain a point. The author also brings in a number of personal experiences and observations from his research and travel. I think that this further serves to engage the students' interest and make them feel that they too can become marine biologists. Levinton's writing is accessible and engaging."--Erin Burge, Coastal Carolina University

About the Author

Jeffrey S. Levinton is Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Excellent--and I mean it! Feb. 17 2011
By lightningliz - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I took my first marine biology course as a long time college senior because my school offered it for the first time. I am a biology major/chemistry minor. I thought the book was an outstanding resource for the course. It's well written. Also, the chapter ends have many awesome suggestions for journal reading & additional resources. Love it!
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Rented it, great service Dec 28 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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I had to get this book for my Marine Biology class. The book was easy to understand and written in a language that was easy to follow. It had many examples to make the subject matter clearer.

I used the amazon rental service for this book and am really satisfied at how smoothly it worked. The book shipped very fast. The return process was very easy as well. I printed out a label and dropped the book of at the closest post office. I would definitely rent books from amazon again.
Good general intro to marine biology May 29 2014
By Donna da Kine - Published on
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I had to purchase this book for a class I took recently, and I think it did a fairly good job of summarizing the basics of marine biology. It includes colorful illustrations and examples of contemporary data from published papers (which I think more textbooks should include). Obviously, now for class you'd probably be required to buy the newer edition of the book, but if you're just interested in the subject, this is a good read.
Four Stars Nov. 19 2014
By Jennifer V. - Published on
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Good text book, needed it for a class.
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Excellent Condition Jan. 6 2014
By marilyn hernandez - Published on
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The book looked brand new and it was just in excellent condition. The book was for me for a class and it helped tremendously with the course I took.