Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology


  • Park Nobel, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

This is the fourth edition of an established and successful reference for plant scientists. The author has taken into consideration extensive reviews performed by colleagues and students who have touted this book as the ultimate reference for research and learning. The original structure and philosophy of the book continue in this new edition, providing a genuine synthesis of modern physicochemical and physiological thinking, while entirely updating the detailed content. Key concepts in plant physiology are developed with the use of chemistry, physics, and mathematics fundamentals. The figures and illustrations have been improved and the list of references has been expanded to reflect the author's continuing commitment to providing the most valuable learning tool in the field. This revision will ensure the reputation of Park Nobel's work as a leader in the field.
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Researchers and upper-level students studying plant physiology, physical chemical biology, plant physiological ecology, physicochemical biology, environmental biology, plant biophysics, cell biology; scientists, and academics interested in plant sciences and environmental sciences


Book information

  • Published: April 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374143-1


"... the book remains a rigorous and reliable text covering many aspects of the basic biophysics of plant physiology and of plant interactions with the environment, with its well recognized emphasis on a quantitative approach." -- Hamlyn G. Jones, The Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Cambridge University Press 2010

Table of Contents

Cells and DiffusionWaterSolutesLightPhotochemistry of PhotosynthesisBioenergeticsTemperature and Energy BudgetsLeaves and FluxesPlants & FluxesProblem SolutionsAppendices