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Energy and the Wealth of Nations : Understanding the Biophysical Economy

Author: Charles A S Hall; Kent A Klitgaard
Publisher: New York, NY Springer New York 2012
Series: SpringerLink : Bücher
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 1
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Concepts such as energy return on investment (EROI) provide powerful insights into the real balance sheets that drive our "petroleum economy." This essential book explores the relationship between  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A S Hall; Kent A Klitgaard
ISBN: 9781441993977 1441993975 9781441993984 1441993983
OCLC Number: 839046151
Description: Online-Ressource v.: digital
Contents: Part I. Energy and the Origins of WealthChapter 1. Poverty, Wealth, and Human AmbitionChapter 2. Energy and Wealth Production: An historical perspectiveChapter 3. The Petroleum Revolution I: The first half of the age of oilPart II. Energy, Economics and the Structure of SocietyChapter 4. Explaining Economics from an Energy PerspectiveChapter 5. The Limits of Conventional EconomicsChapter 6. The Petroleum Revolution II: Concentrated Power and Concentrated IndustriesChapter 7. The Postwar Economic Order, Growth and the Hydrocarbon EconomyChapter 8. Globalization and EfficiencyChapter 9. Are there Limits to Growth? Examining the EvidencePart III. Energy and Economics-the BasicsChapter 10. What is Energy and How is it Related to Wealth Production?Chapter 11. The Basic Science Needed to Understand the Relation of Energy to EconomicsChapter 12. The Required Quantitative SkillsChapter 13. Economics as Science: Social or Biophysical? Part IV. The Science Behind How Economies WorkChapter 14. Energy Return on Investment Chapter 15. Peak Oil, EROI, Investments and Our Financial FutureChapter 16. The Role of Economic Models for Good and EvilChapter 17. How to do Biophysical EconomicsPart V. Understanding How Real World Economies WorkChapter 18. Peak Oil, the Great Recession and the Quest for SustainabilityChapter 19. Environmental Considerations: Beyond ExternalitiesChapter 20. Living the Good Life in a Lower EROI World
Series Title: SpringerLink : Bücher
Responsibility: by Charles A.S. Hall, Kent A. Klitgaard

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