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The Resource Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond, A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.) ; with a foreword by Hartmut Grassl

Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond, A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.) ; with a foreword by Hartmut Grassl

Label
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond
Title
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy
Title remainder
life, earth, and beyond
Statement of responsibility
A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.) ; with a foreword by Hartmut Grassl
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides a general introduction to non-equilibrium thermodynamics as it applies to life, the Earth system, planetary processes, and Astrobiology. Specifically, the principles of Minimum and Maximum Entropy Production are explained as well as associated concepts of macroscopic reproducibility - the key concept behind thermodynamics - and self-organized criticality. The relevance of these principles in understanding emergent behavior in complex dissipative systems is demonstrated by a range of examples, such as turbulence and heat transport in climate systems, the evolution of landscapes, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, and the Gaia hypothesis."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kleidon, A.
  • Lorenz, Ralph
Series statement
  • Understanding complex systems
  • Springer complexity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nonequilibrium thermodynamics
  • Entropy
Target audience
specialized
Label
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond, A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.) ; with a foreword by Hartmut Grassl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Entropy production by earth system processes/
  • Axel Kleidon
  • Ralph Lorenz
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Non-equilibrium thermodynamics in an energy-rich universe/
  • Eric J. Chaisson
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Stumbling into the MEP racket : an historical perspective/
  • Garth W. Paltridge
  • p. 33
  • 4.
  • Maximum entropy production and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics/
  • Roderick C. Dewar
  • p. 41
  • 5.
  • Using ecology to quantify organization in fluid flows/
  • Robert E. Ulanowicz
  • Michael J. Zickel
  • p. 57
  • 6.
  • Cosmological and biological reproducibility : limits on the maximum entropy production principle/
  • Charles H. Lineweaver
  • p. 67
  • 7.
  • Entropy production in turbulent mixing/
  • Joel Sommeria
  • p. 79
  • 8.
  • Entropy production of atmospheric heat transport/
  • Takamitsu Ito
  • Axel Kleidon
  • p. 93
  • 9.
  • Water vapor and entropy production in the Earth's atmosphere/
  • Olivier M. Pauluis
  • p. 107
  • 10.
  • Thermodynamics of the ocean circulation : a global perspective on the ocean system and living systems/
  • Shinya Shimokawa
  • Hisashi Ozawa
  • p. 121
  • p. 135
  • 11.
  • Entropy and the shaping of the landscape by water/
  • Hideaki Miyamoto
  • Victor R. Baker
  • Ralph D. Lorenz
  • 12.
  • Entropy production in the planetary context/
  • Ralph D. Lorenz
  • p. 147
  • 13.
  • free-energy transduction and entropy production in initial photosynthetic reactions/
  • Davor Juretic
  • Pasko Zupanovic
  • p. 161
  • 14.
  • Biotic entropy production and global atmosphere-biosphere interactions/
  • Axel Kleidon
  • Klaus Fraedrich
  • p. 173
  • 15.
  • Coupled evolution of Earth's atmosphere and biosphere/
  • David C. Catling
  • p. 191
  • 16.
  • Temperature, biogenesis, and biospheric self-organization/
  • David Schwartzman
  • Charles H. Lineweaver
  • p. 207
  • Jonathan Gregory
  • p. 223
  • 17.
  • Entropy and Gaia : is there a link between MEP and self-regulation in the climate system?/
  • Thomas Toniazzo
  • Timothy M. Lenton
  • Peter M. Cox
  • 18.
  • Insights from thermodynamics for the analysis of economic processes/
  • Matthias Ruth
  • p. 243
Control code
ocm58600208
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 260 p.
Isbn
9783540224952
Lccn
2004108637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond, A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.) ; with a foreword by Hartmut Grassl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Entropy production by earth system processes/
  • Axel Kleidon
  • Ralph Lorenz
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Non-equilibrium thermodynamics in an energy-rich universe/
  • Eric J. Chaisson
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Stumbling into the MEP racket : an historical perspective/
  • Garth W. Paltridge
  • p. 33
  • 4.
  • Maximum entropy production and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics/
  • Roderick C. Dewar
  • p. 41
  • 5.
  • Using ecology to quantify organization in fluid flows/
  • Robert E. Ulanowicz
  • Michael J. Zickel
  • p. 57
  • 6.
  • Cosmological and biological reproducibility : limits on the maximum entropy production principle/
  • Charles H. Lineweaver
  • p. 67
  • 7.
  • Entropy production in turbulent mixing/
  • Joel Sommeria
  • p. 79
  • 8.
  • Entropy production of atmospheric heat transport/
  • Takamitsu Ito
  • Axel Kleidon
  • p. 93
  • 9.
  • Water vapor and entropy production in the Earth's atmosphere/
  • Olivier M. Pauluis
  • p. 107
  • 10.
  • Thermodynamics of the ocean circulation : a global perspective on the ocean system and living systems/
  • Shinya Shimokawa
  • Hisashi Ozawa
  • p. 121
  • p. 135
  • 11.
  • Entropy and the shaping of the landscape by water/
  • Hideaki Miyamoto
  • Victor R. Baker
  • Ralph D. Lorenz
  • 12.
  • Entropy production in the planetary context/
  • Ralph D. Lorenz
  • p. 147
  • 13.
  • free-energy transduction and entropy production in initial photosynthetic reactions/
  • Davor Juretic
  • Pasko Zupanovic
  • p. 161
  • 14.
  • Biotic entropy production and global atmosphere-biosphere interactions/
  • Axel Kleidon
  • Klaus Fraedrich
  • p. 173
  • 15.
  • Coupled evolution of Earth's atmosphere and biosphere/
  • David C. Catling
  • p. 191
  • 16.
  • Temperature, biogenesis, and biospheric self-organization/
  • David Schwartzman
  • Charles H. Lineweaver
  • p. 207
  • Jonathan Gregory
  • p. 223
  • 17.
  • Entropy and Gaia : is there a link between MEP and self-regulation in the climate system?/
  • Thomas Toniazzo
  • Timothy M. Lenton
  • Peter M. Cox
  • 18.
  • Insights from thermodynamics for the analysis of economic processes/
  • Matthias Ruth
  • p. 243
Control code
ocm58600208
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 260 p.
Isbn
9783540224952
Lccn
2004108637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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