Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780226672939 Will Publish February 2020
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Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Edited by Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Rachel A. Ankeny

Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Edited by Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Rachel A. Ankeny

344 pages | 33 halftones, 6 line drawings | 6 x 9
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780226672939 Will Publish February 2020
Cloth $135.00 ISBN: 9780226672762 Will Publish February 2020
E-book $45.00 ISBN: 9780226673097 Will Publish February 2020
For almost a century and a half, biologists have gone to the seashore to study life. The oceans contain rich biodiversity, and organisms at the intersection of sea and shore provide a plentiful sampling for research into a variety of questions at the laboratory bench: How does life develop and how does it function? How are organisms that look different related, and what role does the environment play?

From the Stazione Zoologica in Naples to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, the Amoy Station in China, or the Misaki Station in Japan, students and researchers at seaside research stations have long visited the ocean to investigate life at all stages of development and to convene discussions of biological discoveries. Exploring the history and current reasons for study by the sea, this book examines key people, institutions, research projects, organisms selected for study, and competing theories and interpretations of discoveries, and it considers different ways of understanding research, such as through research repertoires. A celebration of coastal marine research, Why Study Biology by the Sea? reveals why scientists have moved from the beach to the lab bench and back.
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