Energy Flows, Material Cycles and Global Development

A Process Engineering Approach to the Earth System

  • Georg Schaub
  • Thomas Turek

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Engineering book sub series (ENVENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
    Pages 1-25
  3. Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
    Pages 27-51
  4. Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
    Pages 53-78
  5. Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
    Pages 79-104
  6. Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
    Pages 105-132
  7. Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
    Pages 133-143
  8. Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
    Pages 145-176
  9. Georg Schaub, Thomas Turek
    Pages 177-179
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 181-201

About this book


The book deals with the global flows of energy and materials, and changes caused by human activities. Based on these facts, the limitations of anthropogenic energy and material flows and the resulting consequences for the development of human societies are discussed. Different scenarios for lifestyle patterns are correlated with the world´s future development of energy supply and climate. The book provides a process engineering approach to the Earth system and global development. It requires basic understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, and provides an insight into the complex matter for readers ranging from undergraduate students to experts.


Effects of Human Activities Global Energy Flows Global Material Cycles Per Capita Flows

Authors and affiliations

  • Georg Schaub
    • 1
  • Thomas Turek
    • 2
  1. 1.Engler-Bunte-InstitutKarlsruher Institut für TechnologieKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Chemische VerfahrenstechnikTU ClausthalClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12735-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12736-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
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