Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology

Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology

4th Edition - April 6, 2009

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  • Author: Park Nobel
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123741431
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080920894

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Description

Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology, Fourth Edition, is the updated version 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. This version contains more than 40% new coverage; five brand new equations and four new tables, with updates to 24 equations and six tables; and 30 new figures have been added with more than three-quarters of figures and legends improved. Key concepts in plant physiology are developed with the use of chemistry, physics, and mathematics fundamentals. The book is organized so that a student has easy access to locate any biophysical phenomenon in which he or she is interested.

Key Features

  • More than 40% new coverage
  • Incorporates student-recommended changes from the previous edition 
    Five brand new equations and four new tables, with updates to 24 equations and six tables 
    30 new figures added with more than three-quarters of figures and legends improved
    Organized so that a student has easy access to locate any biophysical phenomenon in which he or she is interested
    Per-chapter key equation tables 
    Problems with solutions presented in the back of the book
    Appendices with conversion factors, constants/coefficients, abbreviations and symbols

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Cells and Diffusion
    Water
    Solutes
    Light
    Photochemistry of Photosynthesis
    Bioenergetics
    Temperature and Energy Budgets
    Leaves and Fluxes
    Plants & Fluxes
    Problem Solutions
    Appendices

Product details

  • No. of pages: 604
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: April 6, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123741431
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080920894

About the Author

Park Nobel

Park S. Nobel is the Distinguished Professor of Biology Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His early career focused on cell physiology, especially chloroplasts, and his first book was entitled Plant Cell Physiology: A Physicochemical Approach (W.H. Freeman, 1970). He eventually shifted toward plant physiological ecology and has written six books on the subject that have been cited extensively. Besides writing these texts, he has published six books on agaves and cacti. He has also authored nearly 400 scientific research articles and reviews. Dr. Nobel has developed original equations for the air boundary layers surrounding cylinders and spheres and has championed the importance of the mesophyll surface area per unit leaf area, Ames/A. Other research topics have included the importance of shallow root distribution for taking advantage of light desert rainfalls and the influences of an air gap developing around roots during drought on root-soil water movement.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor of Biology Emeritus, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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  • David R. Thu Mar 15 2018

    physicochemical and environmental plant physiology

    This book touch critical themes of the physiology of plants as an exact science rather than a theoretical one, which is valuable for researchers and those who are involved in the fundamentals of the plant's life. A great contribution of PhD Nobel.

  • Rami A. Tue Mar 13 2018

    Precision and rigor

    This book has become to me a reference in plant ecophysiology for its clarity, precision, rigor and for the many numerical examples that elucidate the processes explained.