Photobiology

The Science of Light and Life

Editors: Björn, Lars Olof (Ed.)

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  • Significantly revised and expanded
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About this book

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 information about the environment, and for communicating with others of the same or other species. The book also describes "bad" effects of light in causing disease or contributing to formation of environmental toxins. 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 valuable and accessible resource for both advanced undergraduates and established researchers.

About the authors

Lars Olof Björn
Lund University, Department of Biology, Lund, Sweden

South China Normal University, School of Life Science, Guangzhou, China.

Reviews

“This interesting and informative text, edited and largely written by Björn (emer., Lund Univ., Sweden), an expert in many aspects of the photobiology of plants … . The treatment of plants and animals is balanced, and useful comparisons and evolutionary relationships are discussed for photoreceptor molecules and processes. … Each topic gives sufficient background for non-experts to gain an appreciation of the subject matter. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (L. C. Davis, Choice, Vol. 52 (12), August, 2015)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • The Nature of Light and Its Interaction with Matter

    Björn, Lars Olof

    Pages 1-20

  • Principles and Nomenclature for the Quantification of Light

    Björn, Lars Olof

    Pages 21-25

  • Generation and Control of Light

    Björn, Lars Olof

    Pages 27-35

  • The Measurement of Light

    Björn, Lars Olof

    Pages 37-49

  • Light as a Tool for Biologists: Recent Developments

    Björn, Lars Olof

    Pages 51-70

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1467-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3877-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photobiology
Book Subtitle
The Science of Light and Life
Editors
  • Lars Olof Björn
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1468-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1468-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1467-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3877-3
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XI, 455
Number of Illustrations and Tables
231 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
Topics