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The energy of nature

Author: E C Pielou
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
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This book explores energy's role in nature - how and where it originates, what it does, and what becomes of it. Drawing on a wide range of scientific disciplines, from physics, chemistry, and biology to all the earth sciences, as well as on her own lifelong experience as a naturalist, the author opens our eyes to the myriad ways energy and its transfer affect the earth and its inhabitants.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pielou, E.C., 1924-
Energy of nature.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001
(DLC) 00048841
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E C Pielou
ISBN: 9780226668055 0226668053
OCLC Number: 646784245
Description: 1 online resource (x, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Energy is everywhere --
What is energy? : some preliminary physics --
Energy and its ultimate fate --
Solar energy and the upper atmosphere --
Energy in the lower atmosphere : the weather near the ground --
The sun, the wind, and the sea --
The energy of ocean waves --
The energy of the tides --
How surface energy shapes the land --
Chemical energy --
Energy enters the biosphere --
Further travels of energy in the biosphere --
The warmth of the earth : nuclear reactions sustain all life --
The earth's internal energy --
How the earth sheds its warmth --
Electromagnetic energy --
Wave energy : sound waves and seismic waves --
Wave energy : electromagnetic waves --
How energy is used.
Responsibility: E.C. Pielou.

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