The authors maintain the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with colour plates, photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from all over the world. In this edition, the scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated. An emphasis has been placed on human impacts, and completely new chapters have been added on fisheries, marine ecosystems, and human interference and conservation.
- Completely revised and updated with a twofold increase in the number of illustrations.
- Adopts a more applied approach in keeping with current teaching.
- New chapters on fisheries, the marine ecosystem, conservation and pollution.
- Based on a proven and successful course structure.