Environment, Power, and Society for the Twenty-First Century: The Hierarchy of Energy

Environment, Power, and Society for the Twenty-First Century: The Hierarchy of Energy

Howard T. Odum


Howard T. Odum possessed the most leading edge minds of the 20th century. He pioneered the fields of ecological engineering, ecological economics, and environmental accounting, operating all through his existence to raised comprehend the interrelationships of power, surroundings, and society and their value to the health and wellbeing of humanity and the planet.

This quantity is an immense modernization of Odum's vintage paintings at the value of strength and its function in society, bringing his method and perception to an entire new new release of scholars and students. For this variation Odum refines his unique theories and introduces new measures: emergy and transformity. those strategies can be utilized to guage and examine platforms and their transformation and use of assets by means of accounting for the entire energies and fabrics that circulate out and in and expressing them in similar skill to do paintings. average energies similar to sunlight radiation and the biking of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen are diagrammed when it comes to strength and emergy circulate. via this system Odum unearths the similarities among human fiscal and social structures and the ecosystems of the flora and fauna. within the strategy, we find that our survival and prosperity are regulated as a lot via the legislation of energetics as are structures of the actual and chemical world.

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