Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780123741431, 9780080920894

Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology

4th Edition

Authors: Park Nobel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123741431
eBook ISBN: 9780080920894
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th April 2009
Page Count: 604
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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

Details

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

About the Author

Park Nobel

Park S. Nobel is Emeritus Professor of Biology 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 also has published four books on agaves and cacti. He has also authored over 240 articles and reviews. Dr. Nobel has developed 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

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

Reviews

"... 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

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