Plankton, Wonders of the Drifting World - Christian Sardet fotoboek over plankton University of Chicago Press

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Fantastisch fotoboek met prachtige afbeeldingen van allerlei soorten plankton. Gebonden, Engelstalige uitgave.


Plankton drift through our world mostly unseen, yet these diverse organisms account for 95% of ocean life. Plankton are the foundation of the aquatic food web. They produce as much oxygen and consume as much carbon dioxide as land-based plants.


Viewing plankton up close for the first time can be a thrilling experience—an elaborate but hidden part of the cosmos opens up before your eyes. The hundreds of close-up photographs in this book will transport you into the waters where jeweled chains hang next to phosphorescent chandeliers, spidery claws jut out from sinuous bodies, and gelatinous barrels protect microscopic hearts. Jellyfish, tadpoles, and bacteria all find a place in the book as part of the vast assemblage of organisms dependent on drifting currents.
 

Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World is a spectacular journey that will change how you see the oceans, fuel your imagination, and make you think in new ways about your place in the natural world.




Prologue, by Mark Ohman
Introduction. Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World
What Are Plankton?
Plankton and Man
The Origins: Life Shapes the Planet
Explosions, Extinctions, and Evolution of Life in the Ocean
A Chronological History of the Planet and the Tree of Life
Taxonomy and Phylogeny: Hierarchical Categorizations
Organisms of All Sizes, with Different Roles and Behavior
Collecting and Identifying Plankton, Then and Now
Plankton of the World           
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France: A Bay Famous for Its Plankton
Between Ecuador and Galapagos: Tara Oceans Expedition
South Carolina, United States: Salt Marsh Estuaries
Izu Peninsula and Shimoda, Japan: Autumn Plankton
Unicellular Creatures: From the Origins of Life
Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses: Invisible but Omnipresent
Unicellular Protists: Precursors of Plants and Animals
Phytoplankton
Coccolithophores and Foraminifera: Limestone Architects
Diatoms and Dinoflagellates: Silicate or Cellulose Houses
Radiolarians: Polycystines and Acantharians: Symbiosis at the Ocean Surface
Ciliates, Tintinnids, and Choanoflagellates: Motility and Multicellularity
Ctenophores and Cnidarians: Ancestral Forms
Ctenophores: Carnivorous Comb Jellies
Jellyfish: Equipped to Survive
Siphonophores: The Longest Animals in the World
Velella, Porpita, and Physalia: Planktonic Sailors
Crustaceans and Mollusks: Champions of Diversity
Crustacean Larvae: Molting and Metamorphosis
Copepods to Amphipods: Variations on a Theme
Phronima: Monster in a Barrel
Pteropods and Heteropods: Mollusks That Swim with Their Feet
Cephalopods and Nudibranchs: Beautiful Colors and Camouflage
Worms and Tadpoles: Arrows, Tubes, and Nets
Chaetognaths: Arrows in the Oceans
Polychaete Annelids: Worms in the Sea
Salps, Doliolids, and Pyrosomes: Highly Evolved Gelatinous Animals
Larvaceans: Tadpoles That Live in a Net
Embryos and Larvae
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Bibliography, Websites
Credits
Index


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