Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology / Edition 2

Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology / Edition 2

by Park S. Nobel
     
 

In fundamental ways, the functioning of all living systems obeys the laws of physics and chemistry. This is true for all physiological processes that occur inside cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. This new edition of a classic text has been thoroughly revised while maintaining its unparalleled commitment to the clear presentation and student user-friendliness.… See more details below

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In fundamental ways, the functioning of all living systems obeys the laws of physics and chemistry. This is true for all physiological processes that occur inside cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. This new edition of a classic text has been thoroughly revised while maintaining its unparalleled commitment to the clear presentation and student user-friendliness. Certain to maintain its leading role in the teaching of general and comparative physiological principles, Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology, 2nd Edition establishes a new standard of excellence in the teaching of quantitative plant physiology.
* 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780125200257
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
6.89(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Symbols and Abbreviations
Representative Principal Equations
1Cells and Diffusion1
2Water36
3Solutes81
4Light142
5Photochemistry of Photosynthesis183
6Bioenergetics222
7Temperature-Energy Budgets257
8Leaves and Fluxes293
9Plants and Fluxes350
Solutions to Problems403
App. INumerical Values of Constants and Coefficients439
App. IIConversion Factors and Definitions445
App. IIIMathematical Relations449
App. IVGibbs Free Energy and Chemical Potential453
Index461

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