Item description for Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy: Life, Earth, and Beyond (Understanding Complex Systems) by A. Kleidon...
The present volume studies the application of concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to a variety of research topics. Emphasis is on the Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) principle and applications to Geosphere-Biosphere couplings. Written by leading researchers from a wide range of backgrounds, the bookpresents a first coherent account of an emerging field at the interface of thermodynamics, geophysics and life sciences.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 22, 2004
ISBN 3540224955 ISBN13 9783540224952
Reviews - What do customers think about Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy: Life, Earth, and Beyond (Understanding Complex Systems)?
if you want to understand how Gaia works. Mar 22, 2006
I saw this book reviewed in Nature magazine. It had a rave review there, so I bought a copy. I wasn't dissapointed, this is a reprint of all the seminal papers on the subject of MEP (Maximum Entropy Production). It is a modern version of Schroedinger's famous book - "What is Life".
My only wish is that the book could be a little MORE mathematically complete.