© 1981

Oxygen and Living Processes

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Daniel L. Gilbert
Conference proceedings

Part of the Topics in Environmental Physiology and Medicine book series (TEPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. General Aspects of Oxygen

    1. Daniel L. Gilbert
      Pages 1-43
    2. Sheldon Kanfer, Nicholas J. Turro
      Pages 47-64
    3. Daniel L. Gilbert
      Pages 73-101
  3. Biology of Oxygen

    1. David C. Mauzerall, Richard G. Piccioni
      Pages 102-123
    2. Sheldon F. Gottlieb
      Pages 124-149
    3. Johannes Piiper, Peter Scheid
      Pages 150-176
    4. Jonathan B. Wittenberg, Beatrice A. Wittenberg
      Pages 177-199
    5. Gyula B. Kovachich, Niels Haugaard
      Pages 210-234
    6. Henry J. Forman, Aron B. Fisher
      Pages 235-249
    7. Irwin Fridovich
      Pages 250-272
  4. Human Aspects of Oxygen

    1. Gary L. Huber, David B. Drath
      Pages 273-342
    2. Karl E. Schaefer
      Pages 343-357
    3. I. A. Silver
      Pages 358-367
    4. Robert W. Flower, Arnall Patz
      Pages 368-375
  5. Concluding Remarks

    1. Daniel L. Gilbert
      Pages 376-392
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 393-401

About these proceedings


The field of oxygen study is immense. No single work on the subject can be comprehensive, and this volume makes no such claim. Indeed, coverage here is selective and the selection is somewhat personal. However, the choice of topics is vast There are chapters on the history of oxygen, oxygen in the universe, the biochemistry of oxygen, and clinical uses of oxygen. An alternate title could have been, "Some things you always wanted to know about oxygen, but didn't know where to find them easily." Some information in this wide-ranging work can not be found elsewhere. This book is intended not only for specialists, but also for nonspecialists engaged in or curious about any field of oxygen study, particularly if they wish to know more about other fields of oxygen. Thus, those who are interested in oxygen and are historians, astronomers, chemists, geochemists, evolutionists, biochemists, physiolo­ gists, pathologists, or clinicians will find here much of extreme value. It is intended to be read and understood at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level. This volume is divided into four parts. The first constitutes the background for Parts II and III, and the last integrates the preceding material with an overall perspective on oxygen in living organisms.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel L. Gilbert
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of BiophysicsNINCDS National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Oxygen and Living Processes
  • Book Subtitle An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Editors D.L. Gilbert
  • Series Title Topics in Environmental Physiology and Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90554-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-5892-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-5890-2
  • Series ISSN 0172-6048
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 401
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Human Physiology
    Medicine/Public Health, general
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