Applied Natural Science: Environmental Issues and Global Perspectives

by Goldfein, Mark D.
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Publisher: Apple Academic Press

Publication Date: July 14, 2016

ISBN: 9781771882736

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Applied Natural Science: Environmental Issues and Global Perspectives provides 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

Of particular importance in the book is the discussion of some problems associated with the place of man in the biosphere, issues of the globalization of science and technology, new ideas about the universe, and the concept of universal evolutionism. At the same time, the book discusses more specific issues related to solving major global and regional environmental ...