Cover of 1971 book by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen. [1]The Entropy Law |

Popular terms to have originated from this publication include: the pharse "entropy law", the theory of material entropy, among others.

Origin

The book derived from the introductory essay to Georgescu-Roegen’s 1966

Difficulties

The general difficulty with the book is that Georgescu-Roegen is a mathematician, by training, and has never had any formal education in thermodynamics. This comes across clearly in his book, where, e.g., on the opening pages he cites

See also

● The Entropy Effect

● The Entropy Institute

References

1. Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas. (1971).

2. Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas. (1986). “The Entropy Law and the Economic Process in Retrospect”,

3. Fernández-Galiano. (2000).