9780870813207-087081320X-Ecological and General Systems: An Introduction to Systems Ecology, Revised Edition

Ecological and General Systems: An Introduction to Systems Ecology, Revised Edition

ISBN-13: 9780870813207
ISBN-10: 087081320X
Edition: Rev ed.
Author: Odum, Howard T.
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Format: Paperback 644 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780870813207
ISBN-10: 087081320X
Edition: Rev ed.
Author: Odum, Howard T.
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Format: Paperback 644 pages

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Acknowledged authors Odum, Howard T. wrote Ecological and General Systems: An Introduction to Systems Ecology, Revised Edition comprising 644 pages back in 1994. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 087081320X and 9780870813207. Since then Ecological and General Systems: An Introduction to Systems Ecology, Revised Edition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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-organization and the designs that prevail by maximizing 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 modeling. 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.

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