Energy in Nature and Society

Energy in Nature and Society

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A comprehensive, systematic, analytically unified, and interdisciplinary treatment of energy in nature and society, from solar radiation and photosynthesis to our fossil fueled civilization and its environmental consequences.For a large 200-m2 Canadian house that uses about 25 W/m2 for heating and lighting (see section 9.3) and embodies about ... An LCA of a 1990 Ford Taurus ( 1.4 t) put the vehiclea#39;s embodied energy at 120 GJ, or 86 GJ/t, a rate virtually identical with the typical ... Even small European cars have become heavier as the average mass of a typical vehicle increased from about 0.8 t in 1970 to 1.2 t by 2003.

Title:Energy in Nature and Society
Author:Vaclav Smil
Publisher:MIT Press - 2008-01-01


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