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Environment, Power, and Society for the Twenty-First Century


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" Environment, Power, and Society for the Twenty-first Century brackets the career of a great man. A scholar with a gigantic message, Howard T. Odum offers an approach that is distinctive, large, and coherent. This time he really can take a new generation into the air with him." -- Tim Allen, University of Wisconsin

Table of Contents

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

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Howard T. Odum was Graduate Research Professor at the University of Florida's Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences from 1970 until his death in 2002. He won the Crafoord Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Prix de l'Institut de la Vie awarded by the French government. He is the author of numerous books and papers, including Ecological and General Systems: An Introduction to Systems Ecology, Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Decision Making, and, with Elisabeth C. Odum, Modeling for all Scales: An Introduction to System Simulation and The Prosperous Way Down: Principles and Policies.


"Get a rare, fresh, enlightening glimpse of the Big Picture of our environmental and energy problems Highly recommended." -- Choice

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