Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy: Life, Earth, and Beyond


SKU: 9783642061356
Editor: Kleidon, Axel Lorenz, Ralph D
Publication Date: 10/22/2010
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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The present volume studies the application of concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to a variety of research topics. Emphasis is on the Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) principle and applications to Geosphere-Biosphere couplings. Written by leading researchers from a wide range of backgrounds, the book presents a first coherent account of an emerging field at the interface of thermodynamics, geophysics and life sciences.