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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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Hydrothermal Vents & Deep Sea Biology

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Van Dover, Cindy Lee. The Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents.

Reference for: Chapter 4, Hydrothermal Vents

This remains the definitive book on the subject, offering the widest breadth and depth of topics. Van Dover is an awesome writer and her work is highly readable, even when its highly technical. This is another one of Professor Sean’s favorite books.

This is an awesome book, incredibly detailed and comprehensive in its discussion of the geology, physics, chemistry, and biology of vents and their communities of organisms. At the same time, the writing is excellent, clear and engaging. Van Dover loves hydrothermal vents and it comes through in her writing. This book makes an excellent reference for anyone who wants to learn more about this amazing communities.

Reference for: Chapter 14, Figure 14-15

*Van Dover, Cindy Lee. 1996. The Octopus’s Garden: Hydrothermal Vents and Other Mysteries of the Deep Sea. Addison-Wesley: MA.

This delightful little book on deep-sea vents was re-issued in 1997 as Deep-Ocean Journeys. As a vent biologist, Van Dover displays an understanding and love for these organisms as few others can.


*Young, Craig M., and Kevin J. Eckelbarger, editors. 1994. Reproduction, Larval Biology, and Recruitment of the Deep-Sea Benthos. Columbia University Press: NY

This outstanding, multi-authored compilation begins with the early theoretical history of deep-sea reproductive biology. This history provides a theoretical framework for the chapters that follow. Deep-sea benthic biologists are a heady lot with a sharp sense of humor and this volume does not disappoint.


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