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Energy return on investment : a unifying principle for biology, economics, and sustainabiltiy

Author: Charles A S Hall
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2017.
Series: Lecture notes in energy, 36.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This authoritative but highly accessible book presents the reader with a powerful framework for understanding the critical role of the energy return on investment (EROI) in the survival and well-being of individuals, ecosystems, businesses, economies and nations. Growth and development are fundamental and ubiquitous processes at all scales, from individuals to food crops to national economies. While we are all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A S Hall
ISBN: 9783319478210 3319478214 3319478206 9783319478203
OCLC Number: 965196151
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Energy as the master resource --
The ecological theatre and the evolutionary play --
Energy Return on Investment as master driver --
Calculating Energy costs and gains in plant and animal populations --
Calculating Energy costs and gains in human societies --
Maximum Power --
The future in a lower EROI world.
Series Title: Lecture notes in energy, 36.
Responsibility: Charles A.S. Hall.

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