Plant Physics


Plant Physics Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Uni. Chicago Press Pages: 448 ISBN: 9780226150819 Category:

A collaborative work by a plant evolutionary biologist and a physicist this offers a detailed account of the principles of classical physics, evolutionary theory, and plant biology in order to explain the complex interrelationships among plant form, function, environment, and evolutionary history. This is a paperback re-issue of the well received 2012 original hardback version.

Weight0.96 kg
"Brilliant.... This is truly a lovely book." (Plant Science Bulletin) "There is no better way to learn about plants than studying physics and to learn physics than studying plants. This book does just so. In a comprehensive but not overwhelming manner, the authors provide an overview of carefully selected topics that beautifully link descriptions of plant physiological and cellular activity with explanations of the physical forces that shape plant structure and function.... A valuable addition to the book-shelves in all plant biology or physics graduate rooms and for all plant biology or physics teachers." (Quarterly Review of Biology)"

Author Biography

Karl J. Niklas is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Plant Biology in the Department of Plant Biology at Cornell University. He is the author of Plant Biomechanics, Plant Allometry, and The Evolutionary Biology of Plants, all published by the University of Chicago Press. Hanns-Christof Spatz is professor emeritus of biophysics in the Faculty of Biology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg in Germany.