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Action in Ecosystems: Biothermodynamics for Sustainable Environments

Series: Research Studies in Botany and Related Applied Fields Volume: 15

By: IR Kennedy

251 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #75315 | ISBN: 086380232X
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About this book

Deliberately promotes a novel approach, by emphasising the physical concept of action, to complement that of energy. It shows that too much attention may have been devoted to energy in biothermodynamics and insufficient to action. This relative neglect may now be limiting our capacity to understand how ecosystems function, how they evolved and if they can be sustained as human demands for food and shelter increase. The idea that an appreciation of action will be needed in future to ensure a proper integration of physical, chemical and biological phenomena essential to safeguard and sustain the Earth's ecosystems is developed.


Contents

Introducing action; defining action; action and entropy; action thermodynamics; action from solar energy; photosynthetic action - rH and rP; the genotype x environment interaction; the action resonance theory.

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