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Photobiology By Lars Olof Bjoern

Photobiology by Lars Olof Bjoern

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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.

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Photobiology Summary

Photobiology: The Science of Life and Light by Lars Olof Bjoern

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.

Photobiology Reviews

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)

About Lars Olof Bjoern

Lars Olof Bjoern is professor emeritus at Lund University and has earned several prizes for popularizing science, as well as a Linnaeus prize for botany and a Rimington prize for photobiology. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and was on the board of the International Photobiology Association for twelve years.

Table of 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.- Photochemical Reactions in Biological Light Perception and Regulation.- The Diversity of Eye Optics.- The Evolution of Photosynthesis and Its Environmental Impact.- Photosynthetic Light Harvesting, Charge Separation, and Photoprotection: The Primary Steps.- The Biological Clock and Its Resetting by Light.- Photoperiodism in Insects and Other Animals.- 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 Treatment in Medicine.- Bioluminescence.- Hints for Teaching Experiments and Demonstrations.- The Amateur Scientist's Spectrophotometer.

Additional information

NLS9781441924858
9781441924858
144192485X
Photobiology: The Science of Life and Light by Lars Olof Bjoern
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
2010-10-29
684
N/A
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