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The second law of life : energy, technology, and the future of Earth as we know it

Author: John E J Schmitz
Publisher: Norwich, NY : William Andrew Pub., ©2007.
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A compelling and important look at the history and evolution of the second law of thermodynamics (entropy) and its effect on society, culture, and daily life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schmitz, John E.J.
Second law of life.
Norwich, NY : William Andrew Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2006020372
(OCoLC)70158503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E J Schmitz
ISBN: 9780815519300 0815519303 6612309199 9786612309199
OCLC Number: 310214238
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 208 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Front Cover; Front Cover; The Second Law of Life: Energy, Technology, and the Future of Earth As We Know It; The Second Law of Life: Energy, Technology, and the Future of Earth As We Know It; Copyright Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Contents; Foreword; Foreword; Preface; Preface; PART I: The Birth of a Beautiful Theory: Thermodynamics; PART I: The Birth of a Beautiful Theory: Thermodynamics; Chapter 1. So What Is All This Talk About Entropy?; Chapter 1. So What Is All This Talk About Entropy?; Chapter 2. The Science of Heat and Work: Classical Thermodynamics.
Other Titles: Energy, technology, and the future of Earth as we know it
Responsibility: John E.J. Schmitz.
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Entropy explains the amount of energy no longer capable of conversion into work; in other words, wasted energy or heat loss. This book refers to the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, which is an  Read more...

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