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An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics

Textbook

By: Gaylon S Campbell and John M Norman

286 pages, 81 figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #77218 | ISBN: 0387949372
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About this book

Describes the physical microenvironment of living organisms. Presents a simplified discussion of heat and mass transfer models and applies them to exchange processes between organisms and their surroundings.

Reviews of the first edition: "an interesting summary of many interesting ideas in environmental physics and biology" American Scientsist "well organized ... recommended as an introductory text for undergraduates" AAAS Science Books and Films "well written and illustrated" Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Temperature; 3. Water Vapor and Other Gases; 4. Liquid Water in Organisms and their Environment; 5. Wind; 6. Heat and Mass Transport; 7. Conductances for Heat and Mass Transport; 8. Heat Flow in the Soil; 9. Water Flow in Soil; 10. Radiation Basics; 11. Radiation Fluxes in Natural Environments; 12. Animals and Their Environment; 13. Humans and Their Environment; 14. Plants and Plant Communities; 15. The Light Environment of Plant Canopies; Appendix

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