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Name: John E.J. Schmitz
Member Since: May 19th, 2007
Member Name: Johannes.schmitz

Cover of "The Second Law of Life. Energy, Technology and the Future of Earth As We Know It."

This is one of the most personal science based books I've ever read, explaining not just the history of the topic, but the author’s own personal journey into discovering it's wonders and implications for us all. For fellow fans of Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' TV series on Astrophysics, this book has the same style. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
– Matt Grimshaw, Future Fab International

Imminently readable, it gives the layman reader an understanding of the fundamental principles of energy as well the urgent issues facing our lives and our planet. It should be read by every intelligent person.
– Robert H. Lieberman, Physics Department, Cornell University

The book gives an excellent overview of thermodynamics and entropy...Certainly, the relationship with environmental issues is clear and will hopefully give some people insight into the ideas of recycling.
– Martin Heerschop, GE Commercial Finance

As a lay reader, I found John Schmitz’s book on thermodynamics to be fascinating and easy to follow. Schmitz gives the reader a solid understanding of basic thermodynamics theory and the concept of entropy, along with a systematic description of how these ideas were developed and how they relate to everyday life.
– Paul Newman, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

For more information about The Second Law of Life  and energy and environmental topics go to John Schmitz' web blog.