Through this method Odum reveals the similarities between human economic and social systems and the ecosystems of the natural world. In the process, we discover that our survival and prosperity are regulated as much by the laws of energetics as are systems of the physical and chemical world. Also includes information on agriculture, animals, available energy, biomass, capitalism, civilization, consumption, cycles, diversity, earth, economy, ecosystems, empower, alternative energy, environment, evolution, fossil fuels, fuels, growth, information, kinetic energy, energy laws, matter, metabolism, microcosm, models of energy systems, nations, nature, organic matter, organization, overgrowth, oxygen, photosynthesis, power, production, pulses, ratios, respiration, self organization, society, solar energy, storage, structure, sustainability, systems networks, transpiration, waste, work, yields, etc.Sharp seasonal changes occur in the polar tundra, deserts, and waters that receive the fluctuating wastes from human sewers. ... If there are excessive inflows of available resources, light, or nutrients, then there is overgrowth by competitive but poor-quality producers that yield ... Structures are longer lasting, with most of the production going into roles that increase gross production and maintenance.
|Title||:||Environment, Power, and Society for the Twenty-first Century|
|Author||:||Howard Thomas Odum|