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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Foundations of environmental physics : understanding energy use and human impacts /|
|Subjects||First law of thermodynamics. ; Second law of thermodynamics. ; Energy conservation. ; Energy consumption--Environmental aspects. ; Energy consumption--Climatic factors. ; Human ecology. ; Physics. ; Energieerhaltung. ; Energieverbrauch. ; Energiequelle. ; Klimañderung.|
|Collation||xv, 414 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foundations of Environmental Physics is designed to focus students on the current energy and environmental problems facing society, and to give them the critical thinking and computational skills needed to sort out potential solutions. From its pedagogical approach, students learn that a simple calculation based on first principles can often reveal the plausibility (or implausibility) of a proposed solution or new technology.