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Galston, Arthur W. (Arthur William) 1920-2008

Works: 57 works in 280 publications in 10 languages and 7,356 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Other, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: QK711, 581.1
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Most widely held works about Arthur W Galston
Most widely held works by Arthur W Galston
The life of the green plant by Arthur W Galston( Book )

82 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in 7 languages and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green plant in the economy of nature. The green plant cell. Plant nutrition. Plant growth. Diderentiation and morphogenesis
Life processes of plants by Arthur W Galston( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first glance, plants appear to be extremely passive organisms, silent, immobile, and unprotected. But within their placid exteriors there occurs a continuous swirl of activity - a complex orchestration of processes that allow the plant to obtain food, endure drastic weather, fend off predators, anticipate the future, and carry out tasks more often associated with higher animals. Plants are organic chemists par excellence, capable of synthesizing complex molecules; and they are experts at survival, equipped to withstand and adapt to the many challenges of nature. In Life Processes of Plants, botanist Arthur Galston describes how plants live, react to crises, and change when necessary. It is an eloquent and exquisitely illustrated volume, vividly conveying the scientific research that brought these extraordinary natural skills to light. Galston explores the dynamic existence of plants at all levels - from the organism as a whole down to the interplay of its tissues, cells, and molecules. Readers will be intrigued by the plant's methods of storing energy from sunlight, by the internal clock that tells plants the time of day, by the chemical warfare used against predators and competitors, and by the hormonal and electro-chemical communications network that conveys information within the plant. In addition, readers will witness the plant's impressive powers of regeneration, wherein almost any single cell can be the starting point for a complete separate plant. Another chapter shows how this regenerative ability and cooperation with microbes are the keys to remarkable developments in the exciting field of agricultural biotechnology. Life Processes of Plants illuminates some often overlooked phenomena of the natural world. Readers will see plants in a whole new way - as fascinating examples of both the complexity and simplicity of life
Control mechanisms in plant development by Arthur W Galston( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Japanese and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phytochrome and flowering; Ethylene; Auxin and tropisms; Gibberellins; Cytokinins; Abscisic acid, dormancy and germination; Reactions to injury; Senescence and abscission
Daily life in People's China by Arthur W Galston( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Japanese and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green wisdom by Arthur W Galston( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New dimensions in bioethics : science, ethics, and the formulation of public policy by Arthur W Galston( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Italian and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last three decades, bioethics has matured into a field of study with several areas of concentration, including medical ethics, environmental ethics and more recently, genetic ethics. For reasons related to both the developmental history of the subject and to the poignancy of the problems presented, most textbooks and collections of essays have dealt with only a single area, medical ethics. In fact, to many not in the field, the word bioethics has become synonymous with medical ethics. The aim of this collection of essays, entitled New Dimensions in Bioethics: Science, Ethics and the Formation of Public Policy, is to enlarge this restrictive vision of the field as it is usually studied at universities. By combining essays relevant to medical ethics with companion essays on environmental ethics and genetic ethics, the book emphasizes similarities in the methods of analysis used in diverse bioethical problems, whether dealing with genes, with people or the environment. In this way, New Dimensions in Bioethics: Science, Ethics and the Formation of Public Policy, hopes to contribute to the intellectual unity of the subject and to suggest changes in the way bioethics can be taught and studied at both the graduate and undergraduate level
Expanding horizons in bioethics by Arthur W Galston( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the resources and needs, the strengths and the vulnerabilities of patients, of society, or of nature? How do we evaluate the societal potential of scientific discovery? It is fairly well assured that we are influencing the terms of existence of many inhabitants of this planet, from flora to fauna to humans. Moreover, history has shown that while technologies can be used neutrally, they can be (and have been) used to the great benefit - or the great detriment - of human life and the fate of the world as a whole. How various types of knowledge and technological ability will be deployed is up to us, individually and collectively. How such information and ability should be deployed, and for what reasons, are questions at the core of bioethical inquiry. These are the 'expanding horizons in bioethics' to which this volume refers. This volume is comprised of fourteen essays. It is a rare gathering of scholarly opinion, featuring well-known experts from a diversity of disciplines. The topics addressed are of immediate concern to the public. The essays ask questions about human nature, genetic technologies, reproductive rights, human subjects research, and environmental issues - all in provocative and challenging new ways. Yet the themes that emerge throughout the volume are of enduring interest to anyone concerned about the interactions of scientific development, ethics, and society. This volume is of interest to students and teachers of bioethics and related topics, as well as to professionals working in these disciplines
Polyamines in plants by Arthur W Galston( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of plant physiology by James Bonner( Book )

21 editions published between 1951 and 1959 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Place of plant physiology; classification of the botanical sciences. The cell; the colloidal condition. Photosynthesis: general. The determining factors in photosynthesis. Chemistry of chlorophyll: The carotinoids. The photosynthetic process. Other ways of procuring food among the higher plants. Nutrition in the lower plants; chemosysthesis. Nitrogen assimilation; the nitrogen vycle. Nutritive and stimulative functions of salts. The balancing function of salts: Ions and antagonism. The carbohydrates. Fats, Waxes, and lipoids. Proteins. Allied and miscellaneous products. Enzymes. Hormones, vitamins, Auximones. Diffusion of gases. Osmosis and imbibition. Loss of Water. The ascent of sap. Digestion. Storage and translocation. Respiration. Anaerobic respiration and fermentation. General characteristics of growth. Specific growth factors. Irritability; polarity and correlation. Movement.'Reproduction. Reproductiveness and seed germination. Death. Mechanism and vitalism
Final technical report for NASA project NCC 2-726, entitled "Cultivation of tomato tissues capable of forming flowers and fruits in vitro" by Arthur W Galston( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principios de Fisiología vegetal by James Bonner( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 1973 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nutricion; Metabolismo; Crecimiento y desarrollo
Life on a Chinese commune by Arthur W Galston( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Galston relates his experiences of living and working in a commune in the People's Republic of China
China, eyewitness reports from twelve Western specialists( Recording )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents interviews with Western specialists who, following visits to China, give their impressions of the Chinese people and tell what it is like to live in China
The flowering process by Frank B Salisbury( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flowering Process covers the physiological processes involved in the conversion from the vegetative to the reproductive state in higher plants. This book is composed of ten chapters, and begins with a description of the biological framework of flowering. The succeeding chapters deal with the link between ecology and the flowering process and the low temperature promotion of flowering. These topics are followed by discussions on methods of experimentation with cocklebur and the preparation of plant for response to photo period. Other chapters describe the effect of light, pigment, and timin
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1 edition published in 1956 in Hebrew and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physiology of flowering, with especial reference to floral initiation in soybeans by Arthur W Galston( )

6 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhi wu sheng li xue yuan li by James Bonner( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture course on polyamines as modulators of plant development( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The germination of seeds by A. M Mayer( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of seeds and seedlings; Chemical composition of seeds; Factors affecting germination; Dormancy, germination inhibition and stimulation; Metabolism of germinating seeds; The effect of germination inhibitors and stimulators on metabolism and their possible regulatory role; The ecology of germination
Mineral salts absorption in plants by James Frederick Sutcliffe( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mineral Salts Absorption in Plants details the contemporary knowledge regarding the mineral salt absorption mechanisms of plants. The title first covers the history of mineral salt absorption in plants, and then proceeds to tackling the experimental materials and methods. Next, the selection discusses the mechanisms of ion transport. Chapter 4 deals with the factors affecting salt absorption, while Chapter 5 talks about salt absorption and metabolisms. In the sixth chapter, the text covers the structural aspects of salt absorption in cells. The seventh chapter discusses the salts relations of
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Life processes of plants
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Arthur Galston Amerikaans botanicus (1920-2008)

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Galston, A. W. (Arthur William), 1920-2008

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Гэлстон, А 1920-2008

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English (182)

Spanish (27)

Japanese (10)

German (5)

Italian (3)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)

Polish (1)

Hebrew (1)

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