By Howard T. Odum
Howard T. Odum possessed essentially the most cutting edge minds of the 20th century. He pioneered the fields of ecological engineering, ecological economics, and environmental accounting, operating all through his existence to higher comprehend the interrelationships of power, atmosphere, and society and their value to the wellbeing and fitness of humanity and the planet.
This quantity is a massive modernization of Odum's vintage paintings at the value of strength and its position in society, bringing his strategy and perception to a complete new iteration of scholars and students. For this variation Odum refines his unique theories and introduces new measures: emergy and transformity. those ideas can be utilized to guage and evaluate structures and their transformation and use of assets through accounting for all of the energies and fabrics that move out and in and expressing them in identical skill to do paintings. average energies resembling sun radiation and the biking of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen are diagrammed by way of strength and emergy move. via this system Odum finds the similarities among human fiscal and social platforms and the ecosystems of the flora and fauna. within the technique, we find that our survival and prosperity are regulated as a lot through the legislation of energetics as are platforms of the actual and chemical world.