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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

Audience: Physiologists, plant scientists, ecologists, agronomists, and researchers in crop science, agriculture, plant development, and other related areas. The book should also appeal to animal physiologists because many of the chapters deal with general matters of physiology, comparative physiology, and general physiology.

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A primary objective of this text is to use elementary chemistry, physics, and mathematics to explain and develop concepts that are key to an understanding of various areas of plant physiology in particular and physiology in general. This version has evolved from three W.H. Freeman predecessors: Plant cell physiology; a physicochemical approach (1970), Introduction to biophysical plant physiology (1974), and Biophysical plant physiology and ecology (1983). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125200257
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • 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
1 Cells and Diffusion 1
2 Water 36
3 Solutes 81
4 Light 142
5 Photochemistry of Photosynthesis 183
6 Bioenergetics 222
7 Temperature-Energy Budgets 257
8 Leaves and Fluxes 293
9 Plants and Fluxes 350
Solutions to Problems 403
App. I Numerical Values of Constants and Coefficients 439
App. II Conversion Factors and Definitions 445
App. III Mathematical Relations 449
App. IV Gibbs Free Energy and Chemical Potential 453
Index 461
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