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An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics : Modern Acoustics and Signal - Gaylon S. Campbell

An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics

Modern Acoustics and Signal

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Published: January 1998
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This book describes the physical microenvironment of living organisms. It presents a simplified discussion of heat and mass transfer models and applies them to exchange processes between organisms and their surroundings. Emphasis is placed on teaching the student how to calculate actual transfer rates, rather than just studying the principles involved. Numerous examples are provided to illustrate many of the principles, and problems are included at the end of each chapter to help the student develop skills in using the equations and to gain an understanding of modern environmental biophysics. The book is an engineering approach to environmental biology.

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

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of Symbols
Introductionp. 1
Temperaturep. 15
Water Vapor and Other Gasesp. 37
Liquid Water in Organisms and their Environmentp. 53
Windp. 63
Heat and Mass Transportp. 77
Conductances for Heat and Mass Transferp. 87
Heat Flow in the Soilp. 113
Water Flow in Soilp. 129
Radiation Basicsp. 147
Radiation Fluxes in Natural Environmentsp. 167
Animals and their Environmentp. 185
Humans and their Environmentp. 209
Plants and Plant Communitiesp. 223
The Light Environment of Plant Canopiesp. 247
Appendixp. 279
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780387949376
ISBN-10: 0387949372
Series: Modern Acoustics and Signal
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: January 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.24  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised