The functioning of all living systems obeys the laws of physics in fundamental ways. This is true for all physiological processes that occur inside cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. The new edition of Park Nobel's classic text has been revised in an unprecedented fashion, while still remaining user-friendly and clearly presented. Certain to maintain its leading role in teaching general and comparative physiological principles, Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology now establishes a new standard of excellence in teaching advanced physiology.
The book covers water relations and ion transport for plant cells, including diffusion, chemical potential gradients, and solute movement in and out of plant cells. It also presents the interconnection of various energy forms, such as light, chlorophyll and accessory photosynthesis pigments, and ATP and NADPH. Additionally, the book describes the forms in which energy and matter enter and leave a plant, for example: energy budget analysis, water vapor and carbon dioxide, and water movement from soil to plant to atmosphere.
* Over four hundred fifty updated references
* Thorough text revisions intended to improve clarity of presentation
* Enhanced coverage of bioenergetics, and gas and water fluxes
* Thoroughly revised figures
* Revised calculations in all chapters
* Reformatted problems with solutions
* New information on root properties and especially global climate change
* Established and classic equations presented in an easy-to-refer-to list
* Appendices with conversion factors and constants
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Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology, 3rd edition, establishes a new standard of excellence in the teaching and quantitative understanding of plant physiology.From the Publisher:
Praise for the First Edition "The best available source for the student or researcher to learn or to review the physical aspects of the majority of plant-physiological processes." ( Quarterly Review of Biology)
"...The book contains an enormous amount of information, carefully presented and well discussed...Should be available in every library." (Annals of Botany)
"...The book deserves to be widely read and will be of great use for a substantial time." (Plant, Cell and Environment)
"A 'must' for any advanced course on plant physiological ecology and environmental physiology." (J. Rozema, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"...The style and content make this book unique among textbooks in plant physiology..." (Plant Science Bulletin)
"...its success is attested to by the fact that there really is little in the way of direct competition for the topics it covers... (Ecology)
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Book Description Academic Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0125200250