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Reference Resources for Exploring the World Ocean by Chamberlin and Dickey, 2008

The following references were used in preparation of the text. They are provided here for students and instructors who wish to gain a broader knowledge and explore further the concepts and ideas presented in the textbook. References with an asterisk (*) are in Professor Sean’s collection. Feel free to ask about them. And if you know of a good reference that we have omitted, please let us know! (schamberlin@fullcoll.edu)
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Madigan, M. T., Martinko, J. M., and Parker J. 2005. Brock biology of microorganisms, 11th edition: Prentice Hall: NJ.

Reference for: Chapter 12, Figure 12-5 (see also Farmer, 2000


*Margulis, Lynn and Karlene Schwartz. 1998. Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth. W.H. Freeman: NY

Reference for: Chapter 12, Table 12.5, Ocean Biodiversity

This book is a masterpiece of the five kingdom system of classification. It is the quintessential reference on this topic. Although other classification systems may be gaining in popularity among scientists, this system pervades textbooks.


*Raven, Peter H., George B. Johnson, Susan Singer, and Jonathan Losos. 2004. Biology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education: IA

Reference for: Chapter 12, Figure 12-2
Reference for: Chapter 13, Figure 13-7

*Burnett, Nancy, and Brad Matsen. 2002. The Shape of Life. Monterey Bay Aquarium Press: CA.

This companion book summarizes and expands upon the ideas presented in this excellent documentary about the evolution of marine life. This is a remarkable and underappreciated series on modern evolutionary research.


*Fortey, Richard. 1997. Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth. Vintage Books: NY

Fortey narrates the history of life on Earth, citing his own work and the research of other scientists to piece together the puzzles of how life evolved.


*Solé, Richard, and Brian Goodwin. 2000. Signs of Life: How Complexity Pervades Biology. Basic Books: NY

This textbook explores the ways in which chaos theory may help scientists understand complex biological systems, including marine food webs.



Purves, William K, David Sadava, Craig Heller, and Gordon H. Orians. 2003. Life: The Science of Biology, 7th Edition. W. H. Freeman: NY

Reference for: Chapter 13, Figure 13-8


*Sterner, Robert and James Elser. 2002. Ecological Stoichiometry: The Biology of Elements From Molecules to the Biosphere. Princeton University Press. 439 pp.

Reference for: Chapter 13, Figure 13-3


*Wells, H. G., Julian S. Huxley, and G. P. Wells. 1934. The Science of Life. The Literary Guild: NY

H G. Wells may be better known as the author of The War of the Worlds but he was a prolific writer and contributed greatly to public understanding of science. This volume on life provides considerable insights into scientific thinking about classification and evolution in the early 1900s.


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