Applied natural science : environmental issues and global perspectives / Mark D. Goldfein, PhD, DSc, and Alexey V. Ivanov, PhD.
By: Goldfein, Mark D.
Contributor(s): Ivanov, Alexey V.Material type: BookDistributor: [Boca Raton, FL] : Exclusive worldwide distribution by CRC Press, a member of Taylor & Francis Group Copyright date: ©2016Description: xvi, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: . Carrier type: .ISBN: 9781771882729 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Ecology -- Philosophy | Nature and civilization | Environmental protection
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Interrelation between the natural-scientific knowledge and the human knowledge -- Some general trends in the development of modern natural science -- Role of mathematics in solving scientific and practical tasks of modern natural sciences -- The application of thermodynamics to the open systems -- Global problems in the biospheric studies -- Phenomenon of the logistic equation as a basic model for describing global processes in society -- Theory and practics of organic paramagnetics -- Problems of environmental pollution with polymers -- Polymers and human environment.
"Applied Natural Science: Environmental Issues and Global Perspectives will provide the reader with a complete insight into the natural-scientific pattern of the world, covering the most important historical stages of the development of various areas of science, methods of natural-scientific research, general scientific and philosophical concepts, and the fundamental laws of nature. The book analyzes the main scientific trends and developments of modern natural science and also discusses important aspects of environmental protection. Topics include: the problem of "the two cultures": the mathematization of natural sciences and the informatization of society; the non-linear nature of the processes occurring in nature and society; application of the second law of thermodynamics to describe the development of biological systems; global problems of the biosphere; theory and practice of stable organic paramagnetic materials; polymers and the natural environment. Key features include: an interdisciplinary approach in considering scientific and technical problems; a discussion of general scientific trends in modern natural science, including globalization challenges in nature and society, the organic chemistry of stable paramagnetic materials, the fundamentals of the environmental chemistry of polymeric materials, etc.; a justification of applying classical (non-equilibrium) thermodynamics to studying the behavior of open (including biological) systems."--