Energy analysis for a sustainable future : multi-scale integrated analysis of societal and ecosystem metabolism Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi y Alevgül H. Sorman.
Contributor(s): Mayumi, Kozo | Sorman, Alevgül HPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2013Description: xx, 339 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 9780415539661 (hardback); 9780203107997 (ebook)Subject(s): Economía Ambiental | Recursos Energéticos | Consumo de Energía | Cambio ClimáticoDDC classification: 333.79
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