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    DescriptionThis book aims to prove that the so-called "energy crisis" is really an entropy crisis. Since energy is conserved, it is clear that a different concept is necessary to discuss meaningfully the problems posed by energy supplies and environmental protection. This book makes this concept, entropy, accessible to a broad, nonspecialized audience. Examples taken from daily experiences are used to introduce the concept of entropy in an intuitive manner, before it is defined in a more formal way. It is shown that the entropy increase due to irreversible transformations (or "unrecoverable" energy) simultaneously determines the level of fresh energy supplies of our society and the damage that it causes to the environment. Minimizing the rate of entropy increase with advanced technologies and society organizations, and keeping it in check with appropriate energy sources, is the key to a sustainable development.

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    The Entropy Crisis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guy Deutscher
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9789812779687
    ISBN 10: 981277968X

    BIC E4L: IND
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    BIC subject category V2: RNU
    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    Libri: I-EV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17870
    BIC subject category V2: KNB
    DC22: 333.79
    Thema V1.0: KNB, RNU
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
    Imprint name
    World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
    Publication date
    31 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Dealing with Entropy on a Daily Basis; How Much Energy Do We Need?; The Role of Entropy in Thermodynamics; Climate Change: What We Know and What We Don't Know; Fighting Entropy with Science and Technology; A Future without Fossil Fuels; How Will It All End?.