New Book

Alexander Volkov volkov at ucla.edu
Mon Feb 2 13:23:13 EST 1998


ISBN: 0124273505
                                    Title: Plant Energetics
                                    Publisher: Academic Press
                                    Published: January, 1998

Authors: Octavian S. Ksenzhek and Alexander G. Volkov 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Emphasizing the physical and technological aspects of plant energetics,
this comprehensive book covers a significant interdisciplinary research
area for a broad range of investigators. Plant Energetics presents the
thermodynamics of energy processes in plants, their interconnection and
arrangement, and the estimation of intrinsic energy needs of the plant
connected with performing various physiological functions. The book also
demonstrates the role of electrical and electrochemical processes in the
plant's life cycle. Plant Energetics incorporates such diverse themes as
thermodynamics, biophysics, and bioelectrochemistry with applications in
horticulture and ecology. It also discusses the roles and mechanisms of
both quantum and thermophysical processes of the conversion of solar
energy by plants, including photosynthesis and long distance transport.
Comprehensive details of value to basic and applied researchers dealing
with photosynthesis, agriculture, horticulture, bioenergetics,
biophysics, photobiology, and plant physiology make Plant Energetics an
informative, one-stop resource that will save time and energy in your
search for the latest information. 

KEY FEATURES

     Presents contemporary material, both as current reviews of specific
areas and recent
     research results 
     Provides detailed coverage for basic research scientists and
industrial researchers
     dealing with photosynthesis, agriculture, horticulture,
bioenergetics, biophysics,
     photobiology, and plant physiology 
     An informative, one-stop resource that will save time and energy in
your search for the
     latest information on plant energetics 

CONTENTS: 
Light. Fluxes of Solar Radiation and Absorption of Light by Plants.
Arrangement of Energy Processes in the Plants. Problems of Integration
and Hierarchy of Structures. Thermodynamics of Energy Conversion by
Plants. Electrochemistry and Processes of Energy Conversion in Plants.
Photochemistry of Photosynthesis and Mechanism of Oxygen Evolution.
Energetics of Dark Respiration and Mechanism of Cytochrome Oxidase
Functioning. Plants and the Atmosphere: Heat and Moisture Exchange.
Energetics of Permeation of Molecules and Ions across Membranes.
Transpiration Stream. Entropy Balance of the Plant. Electrical Signals
and Long Distance Communication in Plants. Artificial Photosynthesis in
Organized Assemblies of Photosynthetic Pigments. Humans and Plants.
Subject Index.



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