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The Resource Biology and the mechanics of the wave-swept environment, Mark W. Denny

Biology and the mechanics of the wave-swept environment, Mark W. Denny

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Biology and the mechanics of the wave-swept environment
Title
Biology and the mechanics of the wave-swept environment
Statement of responsibility
Mark W. Denny
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This text introduces and draws together pertinent aspects of fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, solid mechanics, and organismal biology to provide a much-needed set of tools for quantitatively examining the biological effects of ocean waves. "Nowhere on earth does water move as violently as on wave-swept coasts," writes the author, "and every breaker that comes pounding on the shore places large hydrodynamic forces on the organisms resident there." Yet wave-swept coral reefs and rocky shores are home to some of the world's most diverse assemblages of plants and animals, and scientists have chosen these environments to carry out much of the recent experimental work in community structure and population dynamics. Until now these studies have been hampered because biologists often lack a working understanding of the mechanics of the wave-swept shore. Mark Denny here supplies that understanding in clear and vivid language. Included are an introduction to wave-induced water motions and the standard theories for describing them, a broad introduction to the hydrodynamic forces these water movements place on plants and animals, and an explanation of how organisms respond to these forces. These tools are put to use in the final chapters in an examination of the mechanisms of "wave exposure" and an exploration of the mechanical determinants of size and shape in wave-swept environments. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Denny, Mark W.
Dewey number
574.5/2638/01532593
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
QH541.5.S35
LC item number
D46 1988eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seashore biology
  • Wave mechanics
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Seashore biology
  • Wave mechanics
Label
Biology and the mechanics of the wave-swept environment, Mark W. Denny
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover ; Contents; 1. Introduction: The Need for Proper Tools; Summary; Sources of Information; Summary; Size
Control code
889248577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852888
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852888
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt71cbw9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889248577
Label
Biology and the mechanics of the wave-swept environment, Mark W. Denny
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover ; Contents; 1. Introduction: The Need for Proper Tools; Summary; Sources of Information; Summary; Size
Control code
889248577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852888
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852888
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt71cbw9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889248577

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