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The Resource Light and life, Michael Gross

Light and life, Michael Gross

Label
Light and life
Title
Light and life
Statement of responsibility
Michael Gross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There would be no life on Earth without light from the Sun, and life would not be as highly evolved as it is had it not made the best use of light's energy and information for using photosynthesis, biological clocks, and vision. In Light and Life, Michael Gross explores six major aspects of the complex and fascinating interplay between light and life, ranging from the mythical role of the Sun in ancient cultures to the latest advances in scientific research, covering photosynthesis, bioluminescence, vision, perception, and biological clocks. - ;Light, like no other physical phenomenon, is linked in a wide variety of ways with the biological phenomenon of life. We can read this page because light is reflected from it, and carries the information to the retina; the oxygen we breathe was produced by photosynthesis; our sense of alertness relies on our biological clock, set using the cues of light and dark. Michael Gross explores the symbiotic relationship of light and life in this intriguing and entertaining book. Starting with astronomy and our relationship with the Sun and dependence on photosynthesis, he then turns to some of the stranger outcomes of the relationship - bioluminescent creatures, and their evolutionary significance. Finally he looks at the influence of light on biological time-keeping, the focus of much current scientific research. Life would not be here without light, and it would not have evolved as it has done had it not made the best possible use of light's energy and information content for using photosynthesis, biological clocks, and vision. This book explores all these aspects of the fascinating interplay of these two phenomena in a lively manner using many intriguing examples
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gross, Michael
Dewey number
571.455
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH515
LC item number
.G76 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photobiology
  • SCIENCE
  • Photobiology
  • Licht
  • Leven
  • Fotobiologie
  • Biologisch ritme
  • Einführung
  • Photobiologie
Label
Light and life, Michael Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-153) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: confessions of a light-addict -- The right place at the right time -- The oxygen revolution: how cyanobacteria changed the world --Creatures that glow in the dark -- How life is guided by light -- Seeing and perceiving -- Changing ideas about light and life
Control code
809212861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 161 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191661242
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809212861
Label
Light and life, Michael Gross
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-153) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: confessions of a light-addict -- The right place at the right time -- The oxygen revolution: how cyanobacteria changed the world --Creatures that glow in the dark -- How life is guided by light -- Seeing and perceiving -- Changing ideas about light and life
Control code
809212861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 161 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191661242
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809212861

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