Friday, August 7, 2015

Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy: Life, Earth, and Beyond Editors: Kleidon, Axel, Lorenz, Ralph D.



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 form a wide range of background, the book proposed to give a first coherent account of an emerging field at the interface of thermodynamics, geophysics and life sciences.