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Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside

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Bill J. Baker
November 6, 2015

Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside assesses current efforts in marine biomedicine and evaluates the implications of recent advances on the future of the field. Richly illustrated in full color to enhance reader comprehension, the book covers four sections. The first one addresses the technol...

Small Cetaceans of Japan: Exploitation and Biology

Toshio Kasuya, William Perrin
April 28, 2017

This book summarizes and analyzes the biology, ecology, exploitation and management of small cetaceans in Japan. It describes the various types of cetacean fisheries in Japan and their historical development, the life histories and ecologies of the main species involved, and the history and...

Tropical Pinnipeds: Bio-Ecology, Threats and Conservation

Juan J. Alava
April 25, 2017

Pinnipeds are a fascinating group of marine mammals that play a crucial role as apex predators and sentinels of the functioning and health of marine ecosystems. They are found in the most extreme environments from the Polar regions to the tropics. Pinnipeds are comprised of about 34 species, and of...

Aquaculture Technology: Flowing Water and Static Water Fish Culture

Richard Soderberg W.
April 25, 2017

Aquaculture Technology: Flowing Water and Static Water Fish Culture is the first book to provide the skills to raise fish in both a flowing water and a static water aquaculture system with a pragmatic and quantitative approach. Following in the tradition of the author’s highly praised book, Flowing...

The Oceanographer's Companion: Essential Nautical Skills for Seagoing Scientists and Engineers

George Maul
March 03, 2017

Scientists and engineers embarking on their first voyage for oceanographic or meteorological research are often unprepared for the experience. Going to sea involves learning a new language – that of the seaman. This is necessary for clear communications, for the safety and well-being of the members...

Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection

Donna Marie Bilkovic, Molly M. Mitchell, Megan K. La Peyre, Jason D. Toft
March 02, 2017

Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students,...

Water Hyacinth: Environmental Challenges, Management and Utilization

Shaohua Yan, Jun Yao Guo
February 09, 2017

The water hyacinth is a disruptive factor in aquatic ecosystem management and ecosystem services, and causes problems in fisheries, transportation waterways, irrigation, hydropower generation, and water resources. To address these concerns, it is necessary to integrate past studies with current...

Climate Change and the Oceanic Carbon Cycle: Variables and Consequences

Isabel Ferrera
January 11, 2017

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This valuable compendium provides an overview of the variables and consequences of oceanic carbon cycling in the context of climate change. The chapters highlight the importance of marine plankton in carbon processing as well as the effects of...

Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management

Darius Bartlett, Louis Celliers
December 20, 2016

Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management provides a timely and valuable assessment of the current state of the art geoinformatics tools and methods for the management of marine systems. This book focuses on the cutting-edge coverage of a wide spectrum of activities and topics such as...

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 54

R.N. Hughes, D. J. Hughes, I. P. Smith, A.C. Dale
December 13, 2016

Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and their relevance to global environmental issues create a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its founding by the...

Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews, Two-Volume Set

Saber Saleuddin, Spencer Mukai
November 18, 2016

Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews is an informative two-volume sent that brings together some of the most important recent and unique developments in molluscan physiology. Volume One focuses on shell structure, mineralization, the dynamics of calcium transport, shell...

Occurrence, Toxicity & Analysis of Toxic Compounds in Oceanic Biota

Thomas Roy Crompton
October 14, 2016

The presence of concentrations of organic substances and cations in sea water is a matter of increasing concern to the water industry, environmentalists and the general public alike. There is a threat of possible health hazards to both human, fish and crustacea. Occurrence, Toxicity and Analysis of...

Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails

Ramasamy Santhanam
September 26, 2016

The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment...

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