Chemical Evolution: The Biological System of the Elements (Paperback)
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Chemical Evolution: The Biological System of the Elements (Paperback)

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Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 05/10/2016
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This book is written for researchers and students interested in the function and role of chemical elements in biological or environmental systems. Experts have long known that the Periodic System of Elements (PSE) provides only an inadequate chemical description of elements of biological, environmental or medicinal importance. This book explores the notion of a Biological System of the Elements (BSE) established on accurate and precise multi-element data, including evolutionary aspects, representative sampling procedures, inter-element relationships, the physiological function of elements and uptake mechanisms. The book further explores the concept Stoichiometric Network Analysis (SNA) to analyze the biological roles of chemical species. Also discussed is the idea of ecotoxicological identity cards which give a first-hand description of properties relevant for biological and toxicological features of a certain chemical element and its geo biochemically plausible speciation form. The focus of this book goes beyond both classical bioinorganic chemistry and toxicology.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319343464
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 4569 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This book basically gives a comprehensive view of the biological system of the elements (BSE) in the framework of chemical evolution ... . This book is recommended for environmental biologists interested in the function, role, and fate of chemical elements. It may also serve as a robust textbook for university students. ... this book is a fundamental milestone also for people interested in bioindication and biomonitoring (B&B) ... ." (Stefano Loppi, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 23, 2016)

"The book explains the methodology of the field through stoichiometric network analysis and ends with recent work and future studies anticipated in space research. Figures throughout are well placed and enhance the overall quality of the text, but it is the inclusion of several informative and detailed tables that makes this book valuable to scientists studying the onset of systems (chemical or biological) driven by evolution and natural selection. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty." (C. Sokolik, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)

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