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The Energy of Nature
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The Energy of Nature

E. C. Pielou

Abstract

Energy is crucial for events of every kind, in this world or any other. Without energy, nothing would ever happen. Nothing would move and there would be no life. The sun wouldn't shine, winds wouldn't blow, rivers wouldn't flow, trees wouldn't grow, birds wouldn't fly, and fish wouldn't swim; indeed no material object, living or dead, could even exist. In spite of all this, energy is seldom considered a part of what we call “nature.” This book explores energy's role in nature — how and where it originates, what it does, and what becomes of it. Drawing on a wide range of scientific disciplines, ... More

Keywords: energy, nature, earth sciences, weather, winds, tides, mountain building, erosion, chemical bonds, earthquakes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780226668062
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. C. Pielou, author