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Temperature and Life

  • Herbert Precht
  • Jes Christophersen
  • Herbert Hensel
  • Walter Larcher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-XX
  2. Poikilothermic Organisms

    1. Microorganisms

    2. Plants

      1. David M. Gates
        Pages 87-101
      2. A. Pisek, W. Larcher, A. Vegis, K. Napp-Zinn
        Pages 102-194
      3. W. Larcher, U. Heber, K. A. Santarius
        Pages 195-263
    3. Animals

      1. H.-D. Jankowsky
        Pages 293-301
      2. H. Precht, H. Laudien, B. Havsteen
        Pages 302-399
      3. H. Precht
        Pages 400-440
      4. H. Laudien
        Pages 441-469
  3. Homeothermic Organisms

    1. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 505-508
    2. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 509-520
    3. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 521-527
    4. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 528-544
    5. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 545-564
    6. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 565-592
    7. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 593-616
    8. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 617-650
    9. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 651-669
    10. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 670-687
    11. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 688-711
    12. Herbert Precht, Jes Christophersen, Herbert Hensel, Walter Larcher
      Pages 712-732
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 733-782

About this book

Introduction

The book by PRECHT, CHRISTOPHERSEN and HENSEL referred to in the text as the first edition was published in German in 1955 with the title Temperatur und Leben. The present volume is a revised version of this book, constructed along the same lines, but it cannot properly be called the second edition because it is in English. Yet another difference is in the number of contributors, who now include two microbiologists, seven botanists, three zoophysiologists, one biochemist, and three human physiologists. We have again endeavored to treat as many problems as possible but the main theme is still the adaptation of organisms to changing temperatures. What was conceived as a chapter on physical and chemical aspects by Professor L. LUMPER of GieBen will be published later as a supplementary volume. A special effort has been made to cover the copious literature published since 1955 though not, of course, exhaustively. The various chapters were completed at different times and those written earlier have footnotes referring to subsequent literature. The botanical contributions by W. LARCHER, K. NAPP-ZINN and A. PISEK were translated by Mrs. JOY WIESER; Dr. J. M. AUGENFELD was the translator of those on poikilotherms by H. D. JANKOWSKY, H. LAUDIEN and H. PRECHT as well as of those on homeotherms by H. HENSEL, K. BRUCK and P. RATHS. The section on limiting temperatures by H. PRECHT was translated by HAZEL PROSSER. We are grateful to them for undertaking this work.

Keywords

Life Temperature bacteria carbohydrates enzymes metabolism mutation nucleic acid photosynthesis protein synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Herbert Precht
    • 1
  • Jes Christophersen
    • 2
  • Herbert Hensel
    • 3
  • Walter Larcher
    • 4
  1. 1.Zoologisches Institut der UniversitätKielFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Fachgruppe LebensmitteltechnologieUniversität HohenheimStuttgart 70Federal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Institut für Physiologie der UniversitätMarburgFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Institut für Allgemeine Botanik der UniversitätInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-65708-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65710-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65708-5
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