Energy Transformations


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Energy Transformations
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Energy and Life The highly complex organization of living systems requires a constant infusion of ordered energy for development and maintenance. The source of this energy is the sun—a giant hydrogen bomb. Green plants, the initial trappers of the sun's energy, convert solar radiant energy into chemical energy that is stored in the bonds of organic substances such as glucose. This energy moves through the living world as green plants are eaten by herbivorous animals, which in turn are eaten by carnivorous predators, in a progression of dining relationships known as a fo…
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George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. Energy Transformations, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export