Renewable Resources a Systematic Approach

Renewable Resources a Systematic Approach

1st Edition - January 28, 1980

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  • Editor: Enrique Campos-López
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271569

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Renewable Resources: A Systematic Approach focuses on the use of renewable resources, presenting a multifaceted perspective on its complex process. This book analyzes the social and physical impacts of renewable resource exploitation through different approaches. The importance of photosynthesis in the production of biomass is also presented, as well as the processes of substitution technology and the possibilities of systemizing the flow of energy and materials. This publication likewise covers the management of renewable resources from humid tropics and semiarid zones and components of non-renewability, which unavoidably will be more and more linked to the exploitation of renewable resources. This compilation is valuable to biologists who search for new techniques for the massive propagation of plants, as well as chemists who intend to acquire knowledge of chemical alternatives for the conversion of many sources of raw materials and energy to cellulose.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors

    Preface

    Part I. Systems and Models

    Resource Systems Evolution

    The Global Systematization of Resource Depletion in Terms of Nonrenewable Factors

    The Reference Materials System—Materials Policy Information System

    Automated Information Systems and Systems Analysis Models in Forest Resources Management

    Systems Analysis Models in Forest Utilization

    The WELMM Method—One Systematic Approach to Renewable Resources

    Technological Substitution Models

    Socioeconomic Models in Renewable Natural Resource Utilization

    Part II. Scientific and Technological Trends

    Considerations on the Social Impact of Technologies

    The Use of Technology Assessment in Natural Resource Management—Guayule, A Case Study

    The Conversion of Renewable Resources into Chemical Feedstocks

    Biomass for Energy - A Worldwide View

    Fuels from New Crops

    Trends in Microbial Technology for Developing Countries

    Steroid Drugs from Botanical Sources: Future Prospects

    Sustaining Renewable Resources—Techniques from Applied Botany

    Renewable Resources from the Tropics

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271569

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Enrique Campos-López

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