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Understanding Complex Systems

Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy

Life, Earth, and Beyond

Editors: Kleidon, Axel, Lorenz, Ralph D. (Eds.)

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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 form a wide range of background, the book proposed to give a first coherent account of an emerging field at the interface of thermodynamics, geophysics and life sciences.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • 1 Entropy Production by Earth System Processes

    Axel Kleidon, Ralph Lorenz

    Pages 1-20

  • 2 Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics in an Energy-Rich Universe

    Eric J. Chaisson

    Pages 21-31

  • 4 Maximum Entropy Production and Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

    Roderick C. Dewar

    Pages 41-55

  • 6 Cosmological and Biological Reproducibility: Limits on the Maximum Entropy Production Principle

    Charles H. Lineweaver

    Pages 67-77

  • 14 Biotic Entropy Production and Global Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions

    Axel Kleidon, Klaus Fraedrich

    Pages 173-189

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eBook $139.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-06135-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy
Book Subtitle
Life, Earth, and Beyond
Editors
  • Axel Kleidon
  • Ralph D. Lorenz
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32359-4
DOI
10.1007/b12042
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22495-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06135-6
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 264
Topics