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Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis
     

Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis

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by Robert E. Blankenship
 

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This is the long-awaited introduction to photosynthesis, with the emphasis on the molecular level.

Photosynthesis has long been a paradigm for interdisciplinary science, where physicists, chemists and biologists pool their expertise to understand one of the most important and complex natural processes on Earth. This interdisciplinary aspect is emphasized in the

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This is the long-awaited introduction to photosynthesis, with the emphasis on the molecular level.

Photosynthesis has long been a paradigm for interdisciplinary science, where physicists, chemists and biologists pool their expertise to understand one of the most important and complex natural processes on Earth. This interdisciplinary aspect is emphasized in the book, and selected topics of chemistry, physics, biology and even geology are included.

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, Blankenship (chemistry and biochemistry, Arizona State U.) introduces the basic concepts that underlie the process of photosynthesis. Aimed at undergraduate and beginning graduate students, the text begins with a review of the principles of energy storage. Other topics include evolution, electron transfer pathways, kinetics, and genetic manipulations. The text is accompanied throughout by detailed b&w diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis is an engaging story of some of the cutting edges of science over the past three centuries. You will learn how oxygen was discovered, why plants are green and the sky blue, and how a spectrophotometer works. There were Nobel prizes (total seven, I think) for discoveries in almost every chapter of this book, and probably more to come. Away with academic disciplines. Science at this level is exhilarating, and something everyone should have an opportunity to know and to understand." John F Allen, TRENDS in Plant Science, 2002

"[An] excellent text book. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to my students and colleagues alike." James Barber, TRENDS in Biochemical Sciences 2002

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118685365
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
5 MB

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From the Publisher
"Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis is an engaging story of some of the cutting edges of science over the past three centuries. You will learn how oxygen was discovered, why plants are green and the sky blue, and how a spectrophotometer works. There were Nobel prizes (total seven, I think) for discoveries in almost every chapter of this book, and probably more to come. Away with academic disciplines. Science at this level is exhilarating, and something everyone should have an opportunity to know and to understand." John F Allen, TRENDS in Plant Science, 2002

"[An] excellent text book. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to my students and colleagues alike." James Barber, TRENDS in Biochemical Sciences 2002

Meet the Author

Robert E. Blankenship is the Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences in the Departments of Biology and chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, USA

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Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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R.E. Blankenship uses a well organized approach in telling the story of the photosynthesis in his new book. Photosynthesis is so interdisciplinary that a good background in several fields is required to establish a foothold in understanding it. This book has all the elements needed to make it a good introductory text. Together with the simple and easy-to-read writing, it promises to be a classic.