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Author Schaub, Georg.

Title Energy flows, material cycles and global development : a process engineering approach to the earth system / Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 201 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Environmental science and engineering
Environmental science and engineering (Springer (Firm))
Contents Note continued: 5.4.2. Energy Flows Related to Mobility and Transport -- 5.4.3. Energy Flows Related to Industry -- 5.4.4. Energy Flows Related to Buildings and Domestic Use -- 5.5. Correlation Between Energy Flows and Carbon Flows -- References -- 6. Limits for Anthropogenic Material and Energy Flows -- 6.1. Reserves and Resources of Fossil Fuels -- 6.2. Net Primary Production of Photosynthesis NPP -- 6.3. Local and Regional Ecosystems -- 6.4. Impact on Climate System -- References -- 7. Approaches to Global Development -- 7.1. Criteria and Aims of Future Development -- 7.2. Examples of Sustainable Technologies -- 7.2.1. Electrical Energy Generation -- 7.2.2. Heat Generation -- 7.2.3. Energy Supply for Mobility and Transport -- 7.2.4. Bioenergy -- 7.2.5. Hydrogen -- 7.3. Climate Engineering -- 7.4. Individual Living Conditions and Lifestyles -- 7.5. Global CO2 Emission and Atmospheric Carbon Inventory Scenarios -- References -- 8. Conclusions
Summary The book deals with the global flows of energy and materials, and changes caused by human activities. Based on these facts, the limitations of anthropogenic energy and material flows and the resulting consequences for the development of human societies are discussed. Different scenarios for lifestyle patterns are correlated with the world́s future development of energy supply and climate. The book provides a process engineering approach to the Earth system and global development. It requires basic understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, and provides an insight into the complex matter for readers ranging from undergraduate students to experts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Environmental engineering.
Sustainable engineering.
Environmental sciences.
Form Electronic book
Author Turek, Thomas.
ISBN 3642127355
3642127363 (electronic bk.)
9783642127366 (electronic bk.)