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xi, 418 p. : ill.
  • 1. This World System 2. Systems Networks and Metabolism 3. Energy Laws and Maximum Power 4. Energy Hierarchy and Natural Value 5. Energy and Planet Earth 6. Energy and Ecosystems 7. Empower Basis for Society 8. Structure Information and Evolution 9. Energy and Economics 10. Energetic Organization of Society 11. Energetic Basis for Religion 12. Partnership with Nature 13. Climax and Descent 14. Formulas for Energy Systems Modules.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231128872 20180604
Howard T. Odum possessed one of the most innovative minds of the twentieth century. He pioneered the fields of ecological engineering, ecological economics, and environmental accounting, working throughout his life to better understand the interrelationships of energy, environment, and society and their importance to the well-being of humanity and the planet. This volume is a major modernization of Odum's classic work on the significance of power and its role in society, bringing his approach and insight to a whole new generation of students and scholars. For this edition Odum refines his original theories and introduces two new measures: emergy and transformity. These concepts can be used to evaluate and compare systems and their transformation and use of resources by accounting for all the energies and materials that flow in and out and expressing them in equivalent ability to do work. Natural energies such as solar radiation and the cycling of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen are diagrammed in terms of energy and emergy flow. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231128872 20180604
Book
1 online resource.
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • 1. This world system
  • 2. Systems networks and metabolism
  • 3. Energy laws and maximum power
  • 4. Energy hierarchy and natural value
  • 5. Energy and planet earth
  • 6. Energy and ecosystems
  • 7. Empower basis for society
  • 8. Structure, information, and evolution
  • 9. Energy and economics
  • 10. Energetic organization of society
  • 11. Energetic basis for religion
  • 12. Partnership with nature
  • 13. Climax and descent
  • Appendix : Formulas for energy systems modules
  • Index.
Howard T. Odum possessed one of the most innovative minds of the twentieth century. He pioneered the fields of ecological engineering, ecological economics, and environmental accounting, working throughout his life to better understand the interrelationships of energy, environment, and society and their importance to the well-being of humanity and the planet. This volume is a major modernization of Odum's classic work on the significance of power and its role in society, bringing his approach and insight to a whole new generation of students and scholars. For this edition Odum refines his original theories and introduces two new measures: emergy and transformity. These concepts can be used to evaluate and compare systems and their transformation and use of resources by accounting for all the energies and materials that flow in and out and expressing them in equivalent ability to do work. Natural energies such as solar radiation and the cycling of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen are diagrammed in terms of energy and emergy flow. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231128872 20180604
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Book
xiv, 418 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
  • 1- This World System 1 2- Systems Networks and Metabolism 13 3- Energy Laws and Maximum Power 32 4- Energy Hierarchy and Natural Value 63 5- Energy and Planet Earth 102 6- Energy and Ecosystems 131 7- Empower Basis for Society 176 8- Structure Information and Evolution 221 9- Energy and Economics 252 10- Energetic Organization of Society 281 11- Energetic Basis for Religion 313 12- Partnership with Nature 332 13- Climax and Descent 380 14- Formulas for Energy Systems Modules 39 -- Tim Allen, University of Wisconsin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231128872 20160528
Howard T. Odum is considered one of the founding fathers of modern ecology as well as its deepest thinker. "Environment, Power, and Society for the Twenty-first Century" is a major updating of his classic work, bringing it to a whole new generation of students and scholars. "Environment, Power, and Society for the Twenty-first Century" focuses on the significance of energy and its role in society. For this edition, Odum refines his original theories and introduces two new quantities: energy and transformity. These concepts evaluate and compare energy resources and their transformations by calculating all the energy and material that flow in and out of a particular system. Natural energies such as solar radiation, the cycling of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen are diagrammed in terms of energy and energy flow. Through this method, Odum reveals the similarities between human economic and social systems and the way in which our survival and prosperity are regulated as much by the laws of energetics as by those of the physical and chemical world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231502931 20160527
Howard T. Odum possessed one of the most innovative minds of the twentieth century. He pioneered the fields of ecological engineering, ecological economics, and environmental accounting, working throughout his life to better understand the interrelationships of energy, environment, and society and their importance to the well-being of humanity and the planet.This volume is a major modernization of Odum's classic work on the significance of power and its role in society, bringing his approach and insight to a whole new generation of students and scholars. For this edition Odum refines his original theories and introduces two new measures: emergy and transformity. These concepts can be used to evaluate and compare systems and their transformation and use of resources by accounting for all the energies and materials that flow in and out and expressing them in equivalent ability to do work. Natural energies such as solar radiation and the cycling of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen are diagrammed in terms of energy and emergy flow. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231128872 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xiv, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Consider the future with less fossil fuel and no new natural or technological energy sources. How can it be peaceful and prosperous? More and more leaders concerned with the global future are warning of the impending crisis as the surge of unsustainable growth exceeds the capability of the earth's resources to support our civilisation. But while history records the collapse of countless civilisations, some societies and ecosystems have managed to descend in orderly stages, reducing demands and selecting and saving what is most important. Although some scientists predict disaster, this book shows how our world can still thrive and prosper in a future where we live with less and charts a way for our modern civilisation to descend to sustainable levels. The authors make recommendations for a more equitable and co-operative world society, with specific suggestions based upon their evaluations of trends in global population, wealth distribution, energy sources, conservation, urban development, capitalism and international trade, information technology, and education. This thoughtful and provocative book will force us to confront our assumptions and beliefs about our world's future, which is all too often taken for granted.(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870816109 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations
  • Machine generated contents note: Part I The Approaching Summit
  • 1 Introduction to the Way Down
  • 2 The Present Condition
  • 3 Intellectual Views of the Future
  • Part II System Principles
  • 4 The Ways of Energy and Materials in All Systems
  • 5 Pulsing and the Growth Cycle
  • 6 Real Wealth and the Economy
  • 7 Spatial Organization
  • 8 Population and Wealth
  • Part IlII Policies for Transition and Descent
  • 9 The Global Network
  • 10 Energy Sources
  • 11 Sustaining a Nation
  • 12 Sustaining People
  • 13 Starting Down
  • 14 Reorganizing Cities
  • 15 Restoring Waters
  • 16 Refreshing the Landscape
  • 17 Transmitting Knowledge
  • 18 Preparing People
  • 19 Summary for Action
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index.
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xx, 458 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
  • Preface. Part I: Modeling: Modeling and Simulation. Energy Systems Diagramming. Numbers on Networks. Part II: Simulation: Simulation with Picture Blocks. Simulation with General Systems Blocks. Equations with Diagrams. Calibrating Models. Simulating with Spreadsheets. Programming in BASIC. Simulating with STELLA. Simulating Energy and Transformity. Part III: Fundamental Minimodels: Suggestions for Simulation. Models of Production and Recycle. Models of Growth. Models of Competition and Cooperation. Models of Series and Oscillation. Minimodels of Succession and Evolution. Models of Microeconomics. Models of Macroeconomic Overview. Models of International Relations and Trade. Models of the Global Geobiosphere. Part IV: Application: Modeling Projects and Complexity. Simulation Approaches. Appendices: Programming Blocks for GENSYS using EXTEND. Notes on Computer Use and BASIC Programming. Answers to Questions. Use of Energy Systems Symbols. Contents of the CD with this Book. References and Suggested Readings. Tables. Legends. Figures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780125241700 20160528
All manner of models are used to describe, simulate, extrapolate, and ultimately understand the function of dynamic systems. These sorts of models are usually based upon a mathematical foundation that can be difficult to manipulate especially for students. "Modeling for All Scales" uses object-oriented programming to erect and evaluate the efficacy of models of small, intermediate and large scale systems. Such models allow users to employ intuitively based symbols and a systems ecology approach. The authors have been leaders in the systems ecology community and have originated much of the scientific vocabulary of the field. After introducing modeling and its benefits, there is a series of chapters detailing the more particular elements of successful simulation. There follows another series of chapters, each devoted to models of different sorts of systems. Small scale models of growth, competition, and evolution give way, successively, to larger and larger scale models such as international trade and the global geobiosphere. Anyone interested in an easy to use approach to modeling complex systems authored by perhaps the most original systems ecologists of the century will want this book. To further enhance the users ability to apply the lessons of this book, there is included a CD-ROM disc which provides the fundamental tools for modeling at all scales. The key features are: The book makes it possible to teach modeling and simulation without much prior knowledge of mathematics; Reasons for modeling and simulation are discussed; The book makes modeling and simulation fun by keeping focused on simplified overview minimodels that have important principles to science and society; The steps in successive chapters are arranged so that readers can teach themselves modeling, simulation, and the programming necessary to simulate the systems they diagram; and, the CD-ROM has minimodel programs and versions of QuickBasic and EXTEND to run them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780125241700 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
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ix, 370 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: EMERGY and Real Wealth. EMERGY and the Energy Hierarchy. Earth EMERGY. Environmental Production and Economic Use. EMERGY Evaluation Procedure. Empower Through Networks: EMERGY Algebra. Evaluating Environmental Resources. Net EMERGY of Fuels and Electricity. Evaluating Alternatives for Development. EMERGY of States and Nations. Evaluating International Exchange. Evaluating Information and Human Service. EMERGY Over Time. Comparison of Methods. Policy Perspectives. An Emergy Glossary. Appendices. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471114420 20160605
In this important new work, Howard T. Odum, widely acknowledged as the father of systems ecology, lucidly explains his concept of emergy, a measure of real wealth that provides a rational, science-based method of evaluating commodities, services, and environmental goods. Using specific real-world examples, Dr. Odum clearly demonstrates the revolutionary role of emergy in environmental management and policy making. Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Environmental Decision Making offers environmental professionals--policymakers, managers, ecologists, planners, developers, and activists--a systematic approach to environmental and economic valuation that will eliminate much of the rancor and adversarial decision making that often plagues environmental issues. Specifically, this book: Describes the theoretical basis, calculation procedures, and applications of emergy Introduces the concept of "transformity, " the ratio of emergy (work put into a product) and energy (value received from the product) Provides formulas for emergy calculations, procedures for making an emergy evaluation table, and parameters for updating evaluations Demonstrates the use of emergy to evaluate environments, minerals, waters, primary energy sources, economic developments, and international trade Compares the emergy approach to environmental evaluation with others Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Environmental Decision Making will help environmental decision makers and the society they serve maximize economic vitality with less trial and error, innovate with fewer failures, and adapt to change more rapidly. It provides the tools they need to arrive at the best policies in resource management, economics, and the environment. Balancing the economy and the environment-- from the father of systems ecology Increasing economic dependence on diminishing natural resources has sparked a highly charged debate over the use and fate of the world environment. Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Environmental Decision Making presents a unique method of environmental management based on maximizing real wealth, the whole economy, and the public benefit. Renowned ecologist Howard T. Odum introduces the concept of emergy to provide a rational alternative to the tug-of-war over the world's most vital assets. Emergy measures the energy put into making a product and is the cornerstone of Odum's revolutionary text. This timely and important book offers key insights into: Determining the real value of a product or service Transformity, or the relationship between emergy (input) and energy (output) Stored wealth, available energy, and the final product Balancing economic and environmental needs Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Environmental Decision Making will help economists, ecologists, policymakers, and planners make more responsible, informed decisions to sustain economic and environmental development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471114420 20160605
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 644 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Using an energy systems language that combines energetics, kinetics, information, cybernetics, and simulation, "Ecological and General Systems" compares models of many fields of science, helping to derive general systems principles. First published as "Systems Ecology" in 1983, "Ecological and General Systems" proposes principles of self-organisation and the designs that prevail by maximising power and efficiency. Comparisons to fifty other systems languages are provided. Innovative presentations are given on earth homeostasis (Gaia); the inadequacy of presenting equations without network relationships and energy constraints; the alternative interpretation of high entropy complexity as adaptive structure; basic equations of ecological economics; and, the energy basis of scientific hierarchy. Part I introduces energetics, hierarchy, and systems modelling. Part II features design elements: intersections, autocatalytic modules, loops, series, parallel elements, and webs. Part III includes embodied energy, spectra of energy quality, temperature, complexity, spatial distribution, and diversity. Part IV discusses production, consumption, ecosystems, succession, economic systems, anthropological models, urban and regional models, global biogeochemistry, and the universe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870813207 20160528
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xv, 644 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 337 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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x, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
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ix, 331 p. illus. 24 cm.
Green Library, Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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326 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction and Background Introduction, Gaia Wetland and Heavy Metals Problems and Needs Review of Published Studies, Lead and Wetlands Biogeochemical Cycle of Lead and the Energy Hierarchy Lead in a Cypress-Gum Swamp, Jackson County, Florida Ecological Assessment of the Steele City Swamp Lead Distribution in Steele City Swamps Experiments with Lead and Acid in Wetland Microcosms Simulation Model of a Lead-Containing Swamp Ecosystem Lead and Wetlands in Poland Lead and Zinc Retention in the Biala River Wetland in Poland Perspectives on Heavy Metals Manufacturing, and Environment in Poland Value and Policy Ecological Economics of Natural Wetland Retention of Lead Emergy Evaluation of Biala River Wetland and Its Lead Retention The Evolution of Environmental Law and the Industrial Lead Cycle Summary-- Policy for Heavy Metals and Environment Appendices References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566704014 20160528
Much of the convenience of modern life resides in sheet metal, the cowling shield of most machines and appliances. However, the load that this takes off human shoulders has to be carried elsewhere, and the Earth has borne the burden. Many of us woke up to the environmental cost when over a century of industrialization finally surpassed the capacity of nature to assimilate it.International in scope, Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal discusses wetland functions and heavy metal contamination. It addresses such questions as: Can systems powered by sunlight handle toxins more effectively than systems running on fossil fuel? At what scale and by what means do we define efficiency? These questions resonate increasingly with a number of global challenges.As inescapable as climate change, you can no longer avoid airborne toxins, acid rain, and polluted water by moving away from them. When the time comes to rely less on fossil fuel-based technology, how will we clean up the aftermath of toxic misadventures?Written by a leader in the growing field of ecological engineering, Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal presents scientific studies that illustrate how natural systems use wetlands to adapt to changes in the ecosystem. It focuses primarily on lead, one of the first materials used by developing civilizations and a metal used heavily in the industrial era. The goal: to achieve a better understanding of how natural systems use wetlands to adapt to wastes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566704014 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 557 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This monograph reviews the expanding field of enclosed ecosystem research, and relates the results and models of microcosm studies to general concepts in ecology. Microcosms are miniaturized pieces of our biosphere, ranging from streams and lakes to terraria, agroecosystems and waste systems. The study of these simplified ecosystems is providing provocative insights into ecological principles as well as issues of environmental management and global stability. The authors have used the thermodynamic approach of H.T. Odum and numerous computer simulations. The book also includes an evaluation of alternative mesocosm approaches for the support of humans in space, as well as appendices to aid in the teaching of environmental concepts using student-created microcosms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540979807 20160527
Ecological Microcosms is a seminal work which reviews the expanding field of enclosed ecosystem research, and relates the results and models of microcosm studies to general concepts in ecology. Microcosms are miniaturized pieces of our biosphere, ranging from streams and lakes to terraria, agroecosystems, and waste systems. The study of these simplified ecosystems is providing provocative insights into ecological principles as well as issues of environmental management and global stability. The authors have used the well-known thermodynamic approach of H.T. Odum and numerous computer simulations. The book also includes an evaluation of alternative mesocosm approaches for the support of humans in space, as well as appendices to aid in the teaching of environmental concepts using student-created microcosms. Ecological Microcosms will be of interest to ecologists, environmental engineers, policy makers and environmental managers, space scientists, and educators. Robert J. Beyers is a Professor of Biology at the University of South Alabama. Howard T. Odum is Graduate Research Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida, and was awarded, with Eugene Odum, the 1987 Crafoord Prize in the Biosciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387979809 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiv, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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82 p. illus. 25 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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546 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Medical Library (Lane)

18. Cypress swamps [1984]

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xviii, 472 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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358 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Biosphere 2 - introduction and research progress-- Biospherics and Biosphere 2, Mission One (1991-1993)-- Biosphere 2 - engineering design-- construction and engineering of a created environment -overview of the Biosphere 2 closed system-- tropical rainforest biome and Biosphere 2 - structure-- composition and results of the first two years of operations-- characteristics of soils in the tropical rainforest biome and Biosphere 2 after three years-- simulations of community metabolism and atmospheric carbon dioxide and oxygen concentrations in Biosphere 2-- litterfall and decomposition rates in Biosphere 2 terrestrial biomes-- the Biosphere 2 coral reef biome-- mangrove ecosystem development in Biosphere 2-- soil in the agricultural area of Biosphere 2 (1991-1993)-- bioregenerative recycling of wastewater in Biosphere 2 using a constructed wetland -two year result-- the agricultural biome of Biosphere 2 - structure, composition and function-- the diel carbon cycle of the Biosphere 2 ocean-- high quality-- continuous measurements of CO2 in Biosphere 2 to assess whole mesocosm carbon cycling-- ecosystem-level evapotranspiration and water-use efficiency in the desert biome of Biosphere 2-- growing wheat in Biosphere 2 under elevated CO2 -observations and modelling-- dynamics of the global water cycle of Biosphere 2-- simulation of the water cycle in Biosphere 2-- the Biosphere 2 canopy access system-- multispectral imaging of vegetation at Biosphere 2-- simulation of heat and humidity budgets of Biosphere 2 without its air conditioning.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080432083 20160528
This text presents a collection of papers reporting research results from the different biomes in Biosphere 2 and represents an opportunity for ecologists from all backgrounds to learn about research progress, past and present at the Biosphere Centre.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080432083 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvi, 393 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
"Maximum Power" is a synthesis of the creative genius of Howard Thomas Odum as seen through his own words and those of his students, many of whom are now applying his ideas to the world in diverse ways. Offering the holistic, system-oriented thinking of Odum, this in-depth volume examines the interrelationship of humans and n"ature by integrating environment, energy, and economics. ""Maximum Power" traces the development of Odum's ideas with the objective of providing the conceptual and research history that has led to Odum's far-reaching ideas about making social decisions. The volume is organised along the chronological path that Odum himself followed, from ecology to ecological engineering to ecological economics to his controversial synthesis called 'emergy analysis'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870813627 20160528
Green Library

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