Renewable Resources a Systematic Approach - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121583507, 9781483271569

Renewable Resources a Systematic Approach

1st Edition

Editors: Enrique Campos-López
eBook ISBN: 9781483271569
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1980
Page Count: 422
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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


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