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Agriculture—Things That Are Grown

Peter Rez

in The Simple Physics of Energy Use

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198802297
eISBN:
9780191840708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802297.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Timber has the lowest embodied energy of any of the construction materials. Paper production from trees requires much more energy. There is some energy saving in recycling, as recycled paper ... More


The ‘Silent Spring’ Revisited

Peter Townsend

in The Dark Side of Technology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790532
eISBN:
9780191831836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790532.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The 1962 book by Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, related agricultural treatments of herbicides and fertilizers to a wide range of long-term changes in soils, products, and consumers; it was a dramatic ... More


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