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    Hermann Ehrlich.
    Summary: The work is a source of modern knowledge on biomineralization, biomimetics and bioinspired materials science with respect to marine invertebrates. The author gives the most coherent analysis of the nature, origin and evolution of biocomposites and biopolymers isolated from and observed in the broad diversity of marine invertebrate organisms and within their unusual structural formations. The basic format is that of a major review article, with liberal use of references to original literature. There is a wealth of new and newly synthesized information, including dozens of previously unpublished images of unique marine creatures and structures from nano- to microscale including high-resolution scanning and transmission electron micrographs. The material is organized effectively along both biological (phyla) and functional lines. The classification of biological materials of marine origin is proposed and discussed. Much of the pertinent data is organized into tables, and extensive use is made of electron micrographs and line drawings. Several modern topics e.g. "biomineralization- demineralization-remineralization phenomena", or "phenomenon of multiphase biomineralization", are discussed in details. Traditionally, such current concepts as hierarchical organization of biocomposites and skeletal structures, structural bioscaffolds, biosculpturing, biomimetism and bioinspiration as tools for the design of innovative materials are critically analyzed from both biological and materials science point of view using numerous unique examples of marine origin. This monograph reviews the most relevant advances in the marine biomaterials research field, pointing out several approaches being introduced and explored by distinct laboratories.

    Chapter1. Introduction
    Part 1: Biomaterials. Chapter2. Biomaterials and Biological Materials, Common Definitions, History, and Classification
    Part 2. Biominerals and Biomineralization. Chapter3. Biominerals
    Chapter4. Biomineralization
    Chapter5. Biomineralization-Demineralization-Remineralization Phenomena in Nature
    Chapter6. Multiphase Biomineralization
    Part 3. Biomineralized Structures and Biocomposites. Chapter7. Hierarchical Biological Materials
    Chapter8. Paleodyction Honeycomb Structure
    Chapter9. Pecularities of the Structural Organization of the Glass Sponges (Hexactinellida) Skeletons
    Chapter10. Phenomenon of Interspace Mineralization in the Bilayered Organic Matrix of Deep-Sea Bamboo Coral (Anthozoa: Gorgonacea: Isididae)
    Chapter11. Bamboo Corals as Living Bone Implants
    Chapter12. Sand Dollar Spines
    Chapter12. Sand Dollar Spines
    Chapter13. Molluscs Spicules
    Part 4. Non-mineralized Structures. Chapter14. Spongin
    Chapter15. Gorgonin
    Chapter16. Antipathin
    Chapte17. Rubber-like Bioelastomers of Marine Origin
    Chapter 18. Capsular Bioelastomers of Whelks
    Chapter19. Byssus: from Inspiration to Development of Novel Biomaterials
    Chapter20. Abductin
    Chapter21. Resilin
    Chapter22. Adhesion Systems in Echinodermata
    chapter23. Adhesive Gels from Marine Gastropods (Mollusca)
    Chapter24. Barnacles cements
    Part 5. Suction-based Adhesion in Marine Invertebrates. Chapter25. Suctorian Protozoa
    Chapter26. Trichodina sucker disc
    chapter27. Giardia Suction
    Chapter28. Suction in Mollusks
    Chapter29. Halogenated Biocomposites
    Chapter30. Chitin-protein-based Composites
    Part 6. Macromolecular Biopolymers. Chapter31. Chitin
    Chapter32. Marine Collagens
    Part 7. Self Made Biological Materials. Chapter33. Self-made Biological Materials of Protozoans
    Chapter34. Foraminifera
    chapter35. Polychaete Worms: from Tube Builders to Glueomics
    Part 8. Extreme Biomimetics. Chapter36. Life in extreme Environments: from Bacteria to Diatoms
    Chapter37. Epiloque.
    Digital Access Springer 2019