Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd ed.
- Lars Olof Björn
new chapters for a comprehensive look at photobiology. The chapters cover all areas of
photobiology, photochemistry, and relationship between light and biology, each with up-to-
date references.The chapter authors (of which seven are new) have very different
backgrounds, and have produced a truly cross-disciplinary treatise. The book starts with the
physics and chemistry of light, and how to handle light in the laboratory and measure it in the
field, the properties of daylight, and new uses of light in research. It deals with the evolution
of photosynthesis and with the mechanisms of its primary steps. Four chapters deal with how
organisms use light for their orientation in space and time: The biological clock and its
resetting by light, the light-dependent magnetic compass, and photoperiodism in animals
and plants. There are also several medically oriented chapters and two chapters specifically
aimed at the photobiology educator.
- Biological Sciences
- Photobiology Life Light
- ISBN: 978-0-387-72654-0