Photobiology: The Science of Life and Light (Paperback)Lars-Olof Bjorn (editor)
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Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, there has been an explosion of new findings and applications in the field of photobiology. This brand new edition is fully updated, includes new references, and offers five new chapters for a comprehensive look at photobiology. The chapters cover all areas of photobiology, photochemistry, and the relationship between light and biology. The book starts with the physics and chemistry of light and then deals with the evolution of photosynthesis. Four chapters deal with how organisms use light for their orientation in space and time. There are also several medically oriented chapters and two chapters specifically aimed at the photobiology educator.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 684
Weight: 1068 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 35 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2008
From the reviews of the second edition:
"This unique volume addresses the biological diversity and interdisciplinarity of photobiology in a current, comprehensive way. General material about photobiological techniques and the nature of light connects with more specialized chapters on topics including photosynthesis, photomorphogenesis, photoperiodism, bioluminescence, and vision. ... The expertise of leading photobiologist Bjoern ... and the other authors is evident throughout the book. ... Illustrations are well chosen ... . Bjoern's book is more detailed, cohesive, and up-to-date. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (H. L. Gorton, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), 2008)
"The book covers a very wide range of photobiological disciplines. This approach enables to elucidate similarities in individual mechanisms, for instance photosynthesis and vision. ... The book is basically suited for students and teachers. ... A great advantage of the book is combination of theoretical and very precious practical information. Everyone interested in the interaction of light and biological systems will find important and wide information there."--- (J. Naus, Photosynthetica, Vol. 48 (1), 2010)
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