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Photobiology : the science of light and life

Author: Lars Olof Björn
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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The new edition of this authoritative text provides an interdisciplinary treatise of all aspects of the interactions between light and the living world. It starts with a description of the physics of light, and how to deal with it in experiments and observations. The phenomena described in the rest of the book covers all organisms: how light is used by organisms for obtaining energy for life processes, for gathering  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Olof Björn
ISBN: 9781493914678 1493914677
OCLC Number: 910279532
Description: xi, 455 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The Nature of Light and Its Interaction with Matter --
Principles and Nomenclature for the Quantification of Light --
Generation and Control of Light --
The Measurement of Light --
Light as a Tool for Biologists: Recent Developments --
Terrestrial Daylight --
Underwater Light --
Action Spectroscopy in Biology --
Spectral Tuning in Biology I: Pigments --
Spectral Tuning in Biology II: Structural Color --
Photoactive Proteins --
Molecules and Photochemical Reactions in Biological Light Perception and Regulation --
Photoreceptive Proteins and Their Evolution --
Signaling Crosstalk under the Control of Plant Photoreceptors --
The Diversity of Eye Optics --
The Evolution of Photosynthesis and Its Environmental Impact --
Photosynthetic Light Harvesting --
How Light Resets Circadian Clocks --
Photomorphogenesis and Photoperiodism in Plants --
The Light-Dependent Magnetic Compass --
Phototoxicity --
Ozone Depletion and the Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation --
Vitamin D: Photobiological and Ecological Aspects --
The Photobiology of Human Skin --
Light-Promoted Infection --
Bioluminescence --
Role of Ultraviolet Radiation in the Origin of Life --
Hints for Teaching Experiments and Demonstrations --
The Amateur Scientist?s Spectrophotometer.
Responsibility: Lars Olof Björn, editor.

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New techniques used by scientists to investigate life processes using light are also explored in the volume.Written by experts in the field, Photobiology: The Science of Life and Light, 3e is a  Read more...

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