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.Assuming an average of 45% C, this translates to roughly 98a€“ 147 Gt (mean of 120 Gt) of dry phytomass, or assuming 15 ... that the global GPP during the late 1990s (using the standard assumption NPP 1a„4 RA ) was on the order of 210 Gt C , anbsp;...

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


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