Publisher description for Introduction to environmental biophysics / Gaylon S. Campbell, John M. Norman.
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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.
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