Energy in Nature and Society

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  • Author : Vaclav Smil
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 495 pages
  • ISBN : 0262693569
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Energy in Nature and Society

Energy in Nature and Society
  • Author : Vaclav Smil
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 21 December 2007
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A comprehensive, systematic, analytically unified, and interdisciplinary treatment of energy in nature and society, from solar radiation and photosynthesis to our fossil fuelled civilization and its environmental consequences. Energy in Nature and Society is a systematic and exhaustive analysis of all the major energy sources, storages, flows, and conversions that have shaped the evolution of the biosphere and civilization. Vaclav Smil uses fundamental unifying metrics (most notably for power density and energy intensity) to provide an integrated framework for analyzing

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  • Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
  • Release : 03 February 1987
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  • Publisher : MIT Press
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Energy in Nature and Society is a systematic and comprehensive analysis of all the major energy sources, storages, flows, and conversions that have shaped the evolution of the biosphere and civilization. Vaclav Smil uses fundamental unifying metrics (most notably for power density and energy intensity) to provide an integrated framework for analyzing all segments of energetics (the study of energy flows and their transformations). The book explores not only planetary energetics (such as solar radiation and geomorphic processes) and bioenergetics (

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  • Author : Vincenzo Naddeo,Malini Balakrishnan,Kwang-Ho Choo
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 18 September 2019
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The Nature of Information
  • Author : Paul Young
  • Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
  • Release : 03 February 1987
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Young traces the evolution of the term information from its general linguistic use into the mainstream of modern science, proposing an entirely new definition of information as a mass-energy phenomenon. He demonstrates that: information is in all cases a form phenomenon; both form and information are mass-energy rather than abstract phenomena; mind can be viewed as a mass-energy rather form-manipulating process; form constitutes a mechanism immanent in the physical universe via which mass-energy systems can communicate informationally and control their

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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release : 22 July 2014
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 03 February 2023
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  • Author : Obara, Shin’ya
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 31 March 2014
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The management of global warming is a relevant issue throughout the world and has experts of various fields considering various methods to control Earth’s atmospheric temperature. While microgrid technology is emerging as the next generation energy supply system, renewable energy is often unstable and requires the support of conventional energy equipment. Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods investigates the development of highly efficient energy storage equipment and of operation optimization technology of compound energy

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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 01 January 2003
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Research carried out by the World Bank on the root causes of conflict and civil war finds that a developing country's economic dependence on natural resources or other primary commodities is strongly associated with the risk level for violent conflict. This book brings together a collection of reports and case studies that explore what the international community in particular can do to reduce this risk.; The text explains the links between natural resources and conflict and examines the impact of

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 18 November 2020
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 23 July 2014
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With unprecedented attention on global change, the current debate revolves around the availability and sustainability of natural resources and how to achieve equilibrium between what society demands from natural environments and what the natural resource base can provide. A full understanding of the range of issues, from the consequences of the changing resource bases to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life, is crucial to the process of developing solutions to this complex challenge. Authored by world-class