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Entropy Crisis, The

Entropy Crisis, The (Paperback)

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This book aims to prove that the so-called "energy crisis" is really an entropy crisis. Since energy is conserved, it is clear that a different concept is necessary to discuss meaningfully the problems posed by energy supplies and environmental protection. This book makes this concept, entropy, accessible to a broad, nonspecialized audience.Examples taken from daily experiences are used to introduce the concept of entropy in an intuitive manner, before it is defined in a more formal way. It is shown that the entropy increase due to irreversible transformations (or "unrecoverable" energy) simultaneously determines the level of fresh energy supplies of our society and the damage that it causes to the environment. Minimizing the rate of entropy increase with advanced technologies and society organizations, and keeping it in check with appropriate energy sources, is the key to a sustainable development.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesEnergy industries & utilitiesNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentManagement of land & natural resourcesDrought & water supplyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentSustainabilityNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentWaste management Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd Publication Date: 24/10/2008 ISBN-13: 9789812779694  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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