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Welcome to the Marine Studies Subject Guide

The resources within this guide have been specifically chosen for their usefulness to those studying Marine Studies. You can find useful databases, books, websites and more by using the tabs above.

Please don't hesitate to contact the subject Librarian if you need help.


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New Books at Main Library (Laucala Upper Campus)


New Additions to PIMRIS/Lower Campus Library

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Big, bold and blue - James Fitzsimons (Editor); Geoff Westcott (Editor); Tim Winton (Foreword by)
Call Number: PIM GC 1023 .89 .B54 2016
ISBN: 9781486301942
Publication Date: 2016
This book captures Australia’s experience, sharing important lessons from the Great Barrier Reef and many other extraordinary marine protected areas...

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Designing better maps - Cynthia Brewer
Call Number: PIM GA 105 .3 .B74 2016
ISBN: 9781589484405
Publication Date: 2015
Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, is a comprehensive guide to creating maps that communicate effectively...

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Handbook of ocean resources and management - Hance D. Smith (Editor); Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero (Editor); Tundi S. Agardy (Editor)
Call Number: PIM GC 1015 .2 .R68 2015
ISBN: 9780415531757
Publication Date: 2015
This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment...

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Marine algae extracts: Processes, products and applications - Se-Kwon Kim; Katarzyna Chojnacka (Editors)
Call Number: PIM SH 390.7.M37 2015 (Volumes 1 & 2)
ISBN: 9783527337088
Publication Date: 2015
Designed as the primary reference for the biotechnological use of macroalgae, this comprehensive handbook covers the entire value chain from the cultivation of algal biomass to harvesting and processing it, to product extraction and formulation.

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The natural history of the crustacea - Physiology - Les Watling; Martin Thiel (Editor); Ernest S. Chang (Editor)
Call Number: PIM QL 435 .P59 2015
ISBN: 9780199832415
Publication Date: 2015
An updated volume, focusing on the last 25 years after advances have been made in the fields of crustacean endocrinology, genomics and proteomics, topics that are well-represented in this proposal.

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Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: A natural history and species guide - Annalisa Berta (Editor)
Call Number: PIM QL 737 .C4 W532 2015
ISBN: 9780226183190
Publication Date: 2015
Opening with an accessible rundown of cetacean biology—including the most recent science on feeding, mating, and communication—Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises then presents species-specific natural history on a range of topics, from anatomy and diet to distribution and conservation status.

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