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Main Title Foundations of environmental physics : understanding energy use and human impacts /
Author Forinash, Kyle.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 471237364
ISBN 9781597267090 (cloth : alk. paper); 1597267090 (cloth : alk. paper)
Subjects First law of thermodynamics. ; Second law of thermodynamics. ; Energy conservation. ; Energy consumption--Environmental aspects. ; Energy consumption--Climatic factors. ; Human ecology. ; Physics.
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EJAM  QC173.75.T5F67 2010 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/09/2012
Collation xv, 414 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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.