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11 K??mmel, Reiner The Second Law of Economics I05708 2011 eBook  
12 Mizon, Bob Light Pollution I05686 2012 eBook  
13 Nield, D.A Convection in Porous Media I02770 1992 eBook  
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TitleThe Second Law of Economics : Energy, Entropy, and the Origins of Wealth
Author(s)K??mmel, Reiner
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2011.
DescriptionXX, 296 p : online resource
Abstract NoteNothing happens in the world without energy conversion and entropy production. ??These fundamental natural laws are familiar to most of us when applied to the evolution of stars, biological processes, or the working of an internal combustion engine, but what about industrial economies and wealth production, or their constant companion, pollution? ??Does economics conform to the First and the Second?? Law of Thermodynamics??? In this important book, Reiner K??mmel takes us on a fascinating tour of these laws and their influence on natural, technological, and social evolution.?? Analyzing economic growth in Germany, Japan, and the United States in light of technological constraints on capital, labor, and energy, Professor K??mmel upends conventional economic wisdom by showing that the?? productive power of energy far outweighs its small share of costs, while for labor just the opposite is true. ??Wealth creation by energy conversion is accompanied and limited by polluting emissions that are coupled to entropy production.???? These facts constitute the Second Law of Economics. They take on unprecedented?? importance in a world that is facing peak oil, debt-driven economic turmoil, and threats from pollution and climate change.?? They complement the First Law of Economics: Wealth is allocated on markets, and the legal framework determines the outcome.?? By applying the First and Second Law we understand the true origins of wealth production, the issues that imperil the goal of sustainable development, and the technological options that are compatible both with this goal and with natural laws. ??The critical role of energy?? and entropy in the productive sectors of the economy must be realized if we are to create a road map that avoids a Dark Age of shrinking natural resources, environmental degradation, and increasing social tensions
ISBN,Price9781441993656
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOPHYSICS 5. Energy and state 6. Energy policy 7. Energy Policy, Economics and Management 8. Environmental economics 9. Sociophysics 10. Sustainable development 11. THERMODYNAMICS
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TitleLight Pollution : Responses and Remedies
Author(s)Mizon, Bob
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2012.
DescriptionXXII, 282 p. 165 illus., 42 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteLight pollution is a major threat to astronomy across the entire developed world. The night sky that most of us can see bears little relationship to the spectacular vistas that our ancestors have gazed at for??tens of thousands of years. It is ironic that as our understanding of the universe has improved, our ability to see it has been dramatically reduced by the skyglow of our civilization. In the second edition of Light Pollution - Responses and Remedies, Bob Mizon delves into the history and practice of lighting and how its misue has not only stolen the stars, but blighted our lives and those of our fellow-creatures on this planet. This book suggests how we can win back the night sky and at the same time save energy and money, improve our health, and even lower crime rate! It also includes a list of targets for urban stargazers, and recommendations for ensuring sane lighting worldwide
ISBN,Price9781461438229
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Energy and state 7. Energy policy 8. Energy Policy, Economics and Management 9. Environmental law 10. Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice 11. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 12. Observations, Astronomical 13. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleConvection in Porous Media
Author(s)Nield, D.A;Bejan, Adrian
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 1992.
DescriptionXVII, 408 p : online resource
Abstract NoteIn this book we have tried to provide a user-friendly introduction to the topic of convection in porous media. We have assumed that the reader is conversant with the basic elements of fluid mechanics and heat transfer, but otherwise the book is self-contained. Only routine classical mathematics is employed. We hope that the book will be useful both as a review (for reference) and as a tutorial work (suitable as a textbook in a graduate course or seminar). This book brings into perspective the voluminous research that has been performed during the last two decades. The field has recently exploded because of worldwide concern with issues such as energy self-sufficiency and pollution of the environment. Areas of application include the insulation of buildings and equipment, energy storage and recovery, geothermal reservoirs, nuclear waste disposal, chemical reactor engineering, and the storage of heat-generating materials such as grain and coal. Geophysical applications range from the flow of groundwater around hot intrusions to the stability of snow against avalanches
ISBN,Price9781475721751
Keyword(s)1. AIR POLLUTION 2. Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution 3. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Energy and state 7. Energy policy 8. Energy Policy, Economics and Management 9. Fluid- and Aerodynamics 10. FLUIDS 11. Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering 12. THERMODYNAMICS
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