Consider A Spherical Cow / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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In 1989, I took an undergraduate environmental problem solving course from Prof. Harte, and he used his book. Today, I am two months from finishing my Ph.D. in ecological restoration. I now use his book to teach my students how to 'use relatively simple mathematical methods to understand how planet Earth and its inhabitants interact.' The book is comprised of individual problem sets or questions. Here is one simple/short one as an exampe: At about what rate could electricity be produced by burning everybody's junk mail in the United States, assuming a conversion efficiency from heat to electricity of 30%? Would you believe roughly one fourth the power output from one typical, modern (1988) nuclear or coal-fired electric power plant. In this book is the mathematical logic to support this and other interesting questions.