New Book: Plant Energetics

Bratislav Stankovic braco_stankovic at ncsu.edu
Tue Apr 13 14:36:52 EST 1999


                                    ISBN: 0124273505
                                    Title: Plant Energetics
                                    Publisher: Academic Press
                                    Published: January, 1998
                                    US Price: $79.95

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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