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Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy Life, Earth, and Beyond (Understanding Complex Systems)

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Published by Springer .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Thermodynamics,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Entropy,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Nonequilibrium thermodynamics,
  • Earth Sciences - Geology,
  • General,
  • Nature-General,
  • Science / Biology,
  • Science / Geology,
  • Science-Earth Sciences - Geology,
  • Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology,
  • Geophysics

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsA. Kleidon (Editor), R.D. Lorenz (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9054867M
ISBN 103540224955
ISBN 109783540224952

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