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1 Chen, Jing The Unity of Science and Economics I10126 2016 eBook  
2 Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo Agent-Based Modeling of Sustainable Behaviors I09535 2017 eBook  
3 Wade, Souleye Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in Service of Sustainable Development Goals I09412 2019 eBook  
4 Bouarar, Idir Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective I08539 2017 eBook  
5 Rasch, Philip J Climate Change Modeling Methodology I07464 2012 eBook  
6 K??mmel, Reiner The Second Law of Economics I05708 2011 eBook  
7 Chen, Francis An Indispensable Truth I05640 2011 eBook  
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TitleThe Unity of Science and Economics : A New Foundation of Economic Theory
Author(s)Chen, Jing
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 136 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents a new economic theory developed from physical and biological principles. It explains how technology, social systems and economic values are intimately related to resources. Many people have recognized that mainstream (neoclassical) economic theories are not consistent with physical laws and often not consistent with empirical patterns, but most feel that economic activities are too complex to be described by a simple and coherent mathematical theory. While social systems are indeed complex, all life systems, including social systems, satisfy two principles. First, all systems need to extract resources from the external environment to compensate for their consumption. Second, for a system to be viable, the amount of resource extraction has to be no less than the level of consumption. From these two principles, we derive a quantitative theory of major factors in economic activities, such as fixed cost, variable cost, discount rate, uncertainty and duration. The mathematical theory enables us to systematically measure the effectiveness of different policies and institutional structures at varying levels of resource abundance and cost. The theory presented in this book shows that there do not exist universally optimal policies or institutional structures. Instead, the impacts of different policies or social structures have to be measured within the context of existing levels of resource abundance. As the physical costs of extracting resources rise steadily, many policy assumptions adopted in mainstream economic theories, and workable in times of cheap and abundant energy supplies and other resources, need to be reconsidered. In this rapidly changing world, the theory presented here provides a solid foundation for examining the long-term impacts of today's policy decisions
ISBN,Price9781493934669
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOMIC THEORY 5. Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Energy and state 8. Energy policy 9. Energy Policy, Economics and Management 10. Environmental economics 11. Sociophysics 12. Sustainable development 13. THERMODYNAMICS
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TitleAgent-Based Modeling of Sustainable Behaviors
Author(s)Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo;S??nchez-Maro??o, Noelia;Fontenla-Romero, Oscar;Polhill, J. Gary;Craig, Tony;Bajo, Javier;Corchado, Juan Manuel
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVII, 257 p. 86 illus., 67 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteUsing the O.D.D. (Overview, Design concepts, Detail) protocol, this title explores the role of agent-based modeling in predicting the feasibility of various approaches to sustainability. The chapters incorporated in this volume consist of real case studies to illustrate the utility of agent-based modeling and complexity theory in discovering a path to more efficient and sustainable lifestyles. The topics covered within include: households' attitudes toward recycling, designing decision trees for representing sustainable behaviors, negotiation-based parking allocation, auction-based traffic signal control, and others. This selection of papers will be of interest to social scientists who wish to learn more about agent-based modeling as well as experts in the field of agent-based modeling
ISBN,Price9783319463315
Keyword(s)1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2. Computational Social Sciences 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Economic sociology 6. GAME THEORY 7. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 8. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 9. Social sciences???Computer programs 10. Social sciences???Data processing 11. Sustainable development
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TitleEarth Observations and Geospatial Science in Service of Sustainable Development Goals : 12th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment
Author(s)Wade, Souleye
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXIX, 193 p. 138 illus., 135 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides a unique insight into the research and recent developments undertaken among the African Remote Sensing community in regard to the environment. It includes reports of the latest research outcomes in the field of remote sensing and geospatial information technologies, analyses discussions around operational topics such as capacity building, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), applications of advanced remote sensing technologies (LiDAR , Hyperspectral) in Africa, big data, space policy, and topics of high actually in the field of climate changes, ocean and coastal zone management, early warning systems, natural resources management or geospatial science for sustainable development goals. The book comprises the contributions of the AARSE (African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment) international conference which is conducted biennially across Africa, alternately with the AfricaGIS conference. It is the premier forum in Africa for research on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities. The conference is co-organised by the Arab Academy of Science and Technology, in partnership with the National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences (NARSS) of Egypte, and continues a long series of successful AARSE conferences which started in 1996, in Harare (Zimbabwe) and has been held in Abidjan (Cote D'Ivoire) in 1998, Cape Town (South Africa) in 2000, Abuja (Nigeria) in 2002, Nairobi (Kenya) in 2004, Cairo (Egypt) in 2006, Accra (Ghana) in 2008, Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) in 2010, El Jadida (Morocco) in 2012, Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2014, and in Kampala (Ouganda) in 2016. The book is mainly addressed to practitioners and experts from academia, politics and industry
ISBN,Price9783030160166
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOPHYSICS 5. POLITICAL SCIENCE 6. REMOTE SENSING 7. Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry 8. Sociophysics 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 11. Sustainable development
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TitleAir Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective
Author(s)Bouarar, Idir;Wang, Xuemei;Brasseur, Guy P
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXI, 504 p. 211 illus., 183 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book, written by an international group of experts from China, Europe and the USA, presents a broad and comprehensive analysis of the chemical and meteorological processes responsible for the formation of air pollutants in eastern Asia, and in particular for the development of severe pollution episodes observed primarily during winter in the northeastern part of China. With the rapid population growth, economic development and urbanization occurring in Asia, air pollution has become a major environmental problem in this part of the world. The book is organized around six distinct parts. The first part of the volume offers a general perspective on issues related to air pollution including persistent haze events in eastern and southern Asia. The second part presents an overview of air pollution sources (i.e., anthropogenic and biomass burning sources). The third part analyzes in-situ observations of chemical species in China, while the fourth part focuses on space observations of gas-phase and aerosol species. The modeling aspects are treated in the fifth part of the volume, which includes a presentation of several air quality forecast systems and an assessment of the role of urbanization on air pollution levels. Finally, the effects of air pollution on health and crop productivity in China are discussed in the last part of the book.??The book also presents an integrated view of past and present situations in Asia and provides the scientific basis from which mitigation policies can be established and air quality can be improved. Audience: This book is written for scientists, educators, students,??environmental managers, policy-makers and leaders in public administration and private corporations who wish to??use science-based information??to mitigate air pollution. The book should help decision-makers to design effective policies for air quality improvement and to successfully manage short-term air pollution episodes that substantially affect people???s quality of life and strongly impact the economy.??
ISBN,Price9783319594897
Keyword(s)1. AIR POLLUTION 2. Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 6. Industrial Pollution Prevention 7. Pollution prevention 8. Sustainable development
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TitleClimate Change Modeling Methodology : Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Author(s)Rasch, Philip J
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2012.
DescriptionVI, 338 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe Earth's average temperature has risen by 1.4??F over the past century, and computer models project that it will rise much more over the next hundred years, with significant impacts on weather, climate, and human society. Many climate scientists attribute these increases to the buildup of greenhouse gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels and to the anthropogenic production of short-lived climate pollutants. Climate Change Modeling Methodologies: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology provides readers with an introduction to the tools and analysis techniques used by climate change scientists to interpret the role of these forcing agents on climate.?? Readers will also gain a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of these models and how to test and assess them.?? The contributions include a glossary of key terms and a concise definition of the subject for each topic, as well as recommendations for sources of more detailed information. Features authoritative, peer-reviewed contributions on the development and use of??contemporary methods in climate change science Provides insight into the construction, assessment, and testing of climate models Covers individual component models for the atmosphere, ocean, land, and ice, and discusses their contribution to an example of climate change in monsoon systems Discusses how climate change models can shed light on the changing climate of the past and on possible shifts in the future
ISBN,Price9781461457671
Keyword(s)1. CLIMATOLOGY 2. COMPUTER SIMULATION 3. Earth System Sciences 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOPHYSICS 7. Geophysics and Environmental Physics 8. Physical geography 9. Simulation and Modeling 10. Sustainable development
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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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TitleAn Indispensable Truth : How Fusion Power Can Save the Planet
Author(s)Chen, Francis
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2011.
DescriptionXVII, 433 p : online resource
Abstract NoteBoth global warming and oil shortage can be solved by controlled fusion, a clean power source that will serve mankind for millennia.The idea of hydrogen fusion as well as its difficulties are presented in non-technical language to dispel the notion that fusion is always 50 years away. This book also summarizes the evidence for climate change and explains the principles of both fossil and "green" energy sources to show that fusion is the best alternative for central-station power in the near term as well as the far future. Praise for An Indispensable Truth: How Fusion Power Can Save the Planet: "In this study Professor Chen outlines the underlying physics, recent progress in achieving advanced plasmas and magnetic confinement, and hopes for the future. He recognizes the difficulties that remain in engineering a fusion reactor, but he remains optimistic regarding ultimate success, yet fearful of the consequences were we to fail."- James R. Schlesinger, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission; Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Secretary of Defense; and Secretary of Energy "With lots of detail and examples, Chen brings the technical topic of fusion to life, making the book a great read for scientists and nonscientists alike."- Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) "Professor Chen has opened the door to energy survival for our globe. His insightful analysis makes the case for fusion energy, and he conveys both its complexity and its promise. This book is a must for all those who are concerned about the energy future of our species."- Raymond L Orbach, former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy "This is an important book for anyone who wishes to understand the greatest challenge we face. Frank Chen makes the science of fusion and energy clear, compelling, and hugely enjoyable."- Steven Cowley, Director and CEO, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
ISBN,Price9781441978202
Keyword(s)1. CLIMATE CHANGE 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. NUCLEAR FUSION 5. PLASMA (IONIZED GASES) 6. PLASMA PHYSICS 7. Renewable and Green Energy 8. Renewable energy resources 9. Sustainable development
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