Thims' thermodynamics book collection

IoHT Labs (circa 2005) (c)
Partial view of Libb Thims' thermodynamics book collection, IoHT, Chicago (c. 2005).
In libraries, Thims' thermodynamics book collection (423+) is a growing set of thermodynamics books and textbooks maintained by American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims; one of the world's largest collections. [1] Thims' loose aim is to collect every book on thermodynamics ever published.

“Your bibliography helps greatly. Please accept my compliments for publishing it!”
— New Member (2009), a geological thermodynamicist, comment to Thims, Aug 7 [3]

History of collection
In circa 1991, at a point when Thims owned zero books, of any sort, he entered into a autodidactic path of self-education: and during the years circa 1992 to 1997, began to amass books as he began to educate himself on the subjects of, primarily, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, evolutionary psychology, mate selection, medicine, and neuroscience, obtaining degrees in the former two subjects, and getting past the ½-Buffett number in the latter two subjects.

In circa 1995, Thims began to ruminate on the puzzling question of how one would applied the basic chemical thermodynamic rule of the chemical reaction spontaneity criterion (ΔG < 0 = spontaneous reaction) to the human reactions of sex, love, and reproduction, in which two react to produce a third newly synthesized product (a baby), and thereafter began searching for previous theories on this topic, a which point his thermodynamics book collection began to grow.

Thims began to keep an actual 'running count' of his personal book collection when, in May of 2006, during a conversation with American four-degreed engineer (BS, MS, PhD chemical engineering, ME nuclear engineering) James Lawler, on the topic of Peruvian engineer Alfredo Infante’s circa 2001 social entropy theory, Lawler informed Thims that he had a book collection of over 4,000 books, in three different homes, some in triplicate, after which, Thims, out of curiosity, counted his own personal book collection, finding it in the 850 book count range, a collection having a growth rate of 57 books per year (since 1991).

Thims since has made a specific effort to make sure that on the one topic of human thermodynamics and thermodynamics in general that no person or library in the world has more thermodynamics books than he does. In 2007, Thims' personal library stood at just past the 1,000 book mark. [2] In 2011, Thims' total personal library collection, including thermodynamics books, was at the 1,250+ mark.

Thims core thermodynamics books 2
Some of the core books in Libb Thims' thermodynamics book collection: the three most germane to human thermodynamics being: (1) Clausius' 1875 Mechanical Theory of Heat, (2) Gibbs' 1876 Equilibrium on the Heterogeneous Substances, and (3) Lewis' 1923 Thermodynamics and the Free Energy of Chemical Substances.
Recent additions:
The following thermodynamics-related books, as listed in the following header section, were recently (Aug 2011-current) purchased by Thims (and not yet reordered into categories):

  1. Hill, Terell L. (1989). Free Energy Transduction and Biochemical Cycle Kinetics. Springer.
  2. Bryant, John (2011). Thermoeconomics: A Thermodynamic Approach to Economics (ch. 1: Introduction; ch. 3: Thermodynamic Principles; ch. 5: Money). VOCAT International Ltd.
  3. Hough, Adrian. (2010). The Flaw in the Universe: Natural Disaster and Human Sin. O Books.
  4. Atkins, Peter. (2010). The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford.
  5. Krishnan, Rajaram, Harris, Jonathan, and Goodwin, Neva R. (1995). A Survey of Ecological Economics. Island Press.
  6. Rosen, Robert. (1991). Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life (thermodynamics, 7+ pgs; ch. 4: The Concept of State, pgs. 67-). Columbia University Press.
  7. Foss, Laurence. (2002). The End of Modern Medicine: Biomedical Science under a Microscope (Section: Second Law of Psychothermodynamics, pgs. 229-36). SUNY Press.
  8. Foss, Laurence and Rothenberg, Kenneth. (1987). The Second Medical Revolution: from Biomedicine to Infomedicine (thermodynamics, 38+ pgs). Shambhala.
  9. Foster, David. (1985). The Philosophical Scientists (thermodynamics, 14+ pgs). C. Hurst.
  10. Mellor, Joseph W. (1902). Higher Mathematics for Students of Chemistry and Physics: with special reference to the work of J.W. Mellor (exact differential, pg. 57-62). Longmans, Green, and Co.
  11. Partington, James R. (1911). Higher Mathematics for Chemical Students. Methuen & Co.
  12. Ulanowicz, Robert E. (2009). A Third Window: Natural Life beyond Newton and Darwin (thermodynamics, 32+ pgs; entropy, 17+ pgs; God, 12+ pgs) . Templeton Press.
  13. Jantsch, Erich. (1979). Self-organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution (thermodynamics, 10+ pgs). Hanser Verlag; English trans. Pergamon Press, 1980.
  14. Cousins, Norman. (1985). Nobel Prize Conversations: With Sir John Eccles, Roger Sperry, Ilya Prigogine, Brian Josephson (thermodynamics, 10+ pgs). Saybrook Pub.
  15. Kuhn, Thomas. (1957). “Energy Conservation as an Example of Simultaneous Discovery”, in Marshall Clagett, ed., Critical Problems in the History of Science: Proceedings of the Institute for the History of Science, 1959. (pgs. 321-56), Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969 reprint.
  16. Harman, Peter M. (1892). Energy, Force, and Matter: the Conceptual Development of Nineteenth-Century Physics (Cambridge Studies in the History of Science). Cambridge University Press.
  17. Rothman, Tony. (1989). Science a la Mode: Physical Fashions and Fictions (ch.: Entropy as Evolution, pgs. 75-108). Princeton University Press.
  18. Pynchon, Thomas. (1984). Slow Learner (entropy, pgs. 10-14; §Entropy, pgs. 79-98). Little, Brown, and Co (Vintage, 1995).
  19. Koenigsberger, Leo. (1902). Hermann von Helmholtz ("The Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes", pgs. 335-39; 1883: Note on an Introduction to Thermodynamics, pgs 340-43) trans. Frances A. Welby, preface by Lord Kelvin. Oxford at the Clarendon Press.
  20. Helmholtz, Hermann. (1995). Science and Culture: Popular and Philosophical Essays. University of Chicago Press.
  21. Kauffman, Stuart. (2002). Investigations. Oxford University Press.
  22. Wyson, Randy L. (1976). The Creation-Evolution Controversy (ch. 16: Thermodynamics, pgs. 239-75). Wysong Institute.
  23. Abbott, Michael and Van Ness, Hendrick. (1989). Schaum’s Outlines of Thermodynamics with Chemical Applications. McGraw-Hill.
  24. Scott, George P. (1985). Atoms of the Living Flame: an Odyssey into Ethics and the Physical Chemistry of Free Will (thermodynamics, pgs. 181-84; ubiquitous quote: pg. 265). University Press of America.
  25. Bayliss, William M. (1915). Principles of General Physiology (ch. II Energetics (thermodynamics), pgs. 27-47). Longmans, Green, and Co.
  26. Coffey, Patrick. (2008). Cathedrals of Science: the Personalities and Rivalries that Made Modern Science (pg. 176). Oxford University Press.
  27. Collins, Dennis G. (2011). Conflict in History, Measuring Symmetry, Thermodynamic Modeling and Other Work (abs) (List of Thermodynamic Modeling Papers, pgs. 99-100). AuthorHouse.
  28. Lightman, Alan. (2000). Great Ideas in Physics: the Conservation of Energy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics (§: Conservation Laws and Human Freedom, pgs. 35-36; §: The Second Law Applied to Human Society, pgs. 110-114; Appendix B: Problems and Discussion Questions, pgs. 253-). McGraw-Hill.
  29. Lewis, Gilbert N. (1925). The Anatomy of Science, Silliman Lectures; Yale University Press, 1926.
  30. Kilmister, C.W. (1989). Schrödinger: Centenary Celebration of a Polymath (§18: “Schrodinger’s Contribution to Chemistry and Biology”, pgs. 225-33, by Linus Pauling; §19: “Erwin Schrödinger's What Is Life? and molecular biology”, by Max Perutz, pgs. 234-51).Cambridge University Press.
  31. Gold, Barri J. (2010). ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science. MIT Press.
  32. Bousquet, Antoine. (2009). The Scientific Way of Warfare: Order and Chaos on the Battlefields of Modernity (ch. 3: Thermodynamic Warfare and the Science of Energy, pgs. 63-92). Columbia University Press.
  33. Hsieh, Ching-Yao, Hsieh and Ye, Meng-Hua. (1991). Economics, Philosophy, and Physics (§3: Thermodynamics and Newtonian World View, pgs. 55-66). M.E. Sharpe.
  34. Klein, Joseph F. (1910). Physical Significance of Entropy: or of the Second Law (principle of elementary disorder, pgs. 5-10). D. Van Nostrand Co.
  35. O’Neill, Patrick. (1990). The Comedy of Entropy: Humour, Narrative, Reading (Elective Affinities, pg. 179). University of Toronto Press.
  36. Monod, Jacques. (1970). Chance and Necessity: Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology (Le Hasard et la Nécessité: Essai sur la philosophie naturelle de la biologie moderne) (English translator: Austryan Wainhouse). Vintage, 1971.
  37. Weinhold, Frank. (2009). Classical and Geometrical Theory of Chemical and Phase Thermodynamics. Wiley.
  38. Guye, Charles E. (1922). Physico-Chemical Evolution (translator: J.R. Clarke). Dutton, 1925.
  39. Iniquez, Cruz. (2008). Negative Entropy: A Brief Incursion into the Uncharted Universe of Decreasing Entropy (abs) (pdf). Infinity Publishing.
  40. Conway, Flo and Siegelman, Jim. (2006). Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener: The Father of the Cybernetics (entropy, pgs 161-66). Basic Books.
  41. Coveney, Peter V. and Highfield, Roger. (1992). The Arrow of Time: a Voyage through Science to Solve Time’s Greatest Mystery (entropy, 59+ pgs). Fawcett Columbine.
  42. Diggins, John P. (1995). The Promise of Pragmatism: Modernism and the Crisis of Knowledge and Authority (§2: Who Bore the Failure of the Light: Henry Adams, pgs. 55-107; §§: Science and the Fate of the Universe, pgs. 67-80; quote, pg. 84; thermodynamics, 9+ pgs). University of Chicago Press.
  43. Morowitz, Harold J. (1979). Energy Flow in Biology. Ox Bow Press.
  44. Nørretranders, Tor. (1991). The User Illusion: Cutting Conscious Down to Size (Mærk verden) (thermodynamics, 62+ pgs; thermodynamic depth, pgs. 83-94). Publisher: A. Lane, 1998.
  45. Riley, Donna. (2011). Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems: A Textbook Companion for Student Engagement (pdf) (§2.5: Thermo to Life, pgs. 46-47; §3.3: Entropy as a Social Construct, pgs. 55-57; §3.4: Evaluating Entropy Analogies, pgs. 58-59; §4.5: Ethics of Energy Disasters, pgs. 79-80). Morgan& Claypool.
  46. Janes, Mark A. (2012). Mr Carbon Atom and the Theory of Carbon Entromorphology (abs). Emp3books.
  47. Dozier, Rush W. (1992). Codes of Evolution: the Synaptic language Revealing the Secrets of Matter, Life, and Thought (nested evolution, pg. 6; thermodynamic pulse, pg. 198; deck of cards, pg. 208; thermodynamics, 11+ pgs). Crown Publishers Inc.
  48. Juarrero, Alicia. (1999). Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex System (thermodynamics, 29+ pgs.). MIT Press.
  49. Deacon, Terrence W. (2011). Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter (thermodynamics, 111+ pgs). W.W. Norton & Co.
  50. Bossens, David. (2013). Debates of the Hmolpedians. LuLu.
  51. Rutledge, John. (2008). Lessons From a Road Warrior. Rutledge Research.
  52. Schrodinger, Erwin. (1935). Science and the Human Temperament (thermodynamics, 4+ pgs; second law and cultures, 47). George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.
  53. Ho, Mae-Won. (1993). The Rainbow and the Worm: the Physics of Organism (thermodynamics, 60+ pgs). World Scientific, 1998.
  54. Lotfalian, Mazyar. (2004). Islam, Technoscientific Identities, and the Culture of Curiosity (ch. 3: A Techno-Cosmopolitan in the Context of the Secular State: The Discourse of a Muslim Engineer/Politician, pgs. 31-53; section: The Theory of Thermodynamics as a Model, pg. 46-50, etc; W=U-TS, pg. 50). University Press of America.
  55. Arnopoulos, Paris. (2005). Sociophysics: Cosmos and Chaos in Nature and Culture (thermodynamics, 17+ pgs; thermics, pgs. 26-31). Nova Publishers, 1993 first edition.
  56. Harrison, Lionel G. (2011). The Shaping of Life: the Generation of Biological Pattern thermodynamics, 14+ pgs; cell-as-molecule, 4+ pgs; image, pg. 145). Cambridge University Press.
  57. Pross, Addy. (2012). What is Life?: How Chemistry becomes Biology (predictive, pgs. 14-15; thermodynamics, 38+ pgs). Oxford University Press.
  58. Kummel, Reiner. (2011). The Second Law of Economics: Energy, Entropy, and the Origins of Wealth (abs). Springer.
  59. McCauley, Joseph L. (2004). Dynamics of Markets: Econophysics and Finance (thermodynamics, 10+ pgs; §7.3: "Why Thermodynamics Analogies Fail", pgs. 151-). Cambridge University Press.
  60. Samuelson, Paul. (1989). “Gibbs in Economics”, in: Proceedings of the Gibbs Symposium, Yale University, May 15-17, 1989 (editors: Daniel Caldi and George Mostow) (pgs. 255-). American Mathematical Society.
  61. Somorjai, Gabor A. and Li, Yimin. (2010). Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (§3: Thermodynamics of Surfaces, pgs. 283-334). Wiley.
  62. Carver, Thomas N. (1924). The Economy of Human Energy. MacMillan.
  63. Bejan, Adrian and Zane, J. Peder. (2012). Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization (thermodynamics, 34+ pgs). Doubleday.
  64. Hage, Ghassan and Kowal, Emma. (2011). Force, Movement, Intensity: the Newtonian Imagination in the Humanities and Social Science (GB) (Amz) (thermodynamics, 3+ pgs). Melbourne University Press.
  65. Lind, Niels C. (1975). “Economic Activities Under Public Regulation: A Thermodynamic Analogy”, Interdisciplinary Conference on Problem Analysis in Science and Engineering Held, University of Wterloo, May, in: Problem Analysis in Science and Engineering (Amz) (editors: F.H. Branin and K. Huseyin) (§9, pgs. 341-60). Academic Press, 1977.
  66. Swan, Henry. (1974). Thermoregulation and Bioenergetics: Patterns for Vertebrate Survival (CHNOPS, 9+ pgs; biochemistry, pg. 2). American Elsevier Pub. Co.
  67. Gray, Christopher B. (2010). The Methodology of Maurice Hauriou: Legal, Sociological, and Philosophical (career overview, pg. 1; thermodynamics, pgs. 8, 53-56, 175). Rodopi.
  68. Plank, William. (2002). The Quantum Nietzsche: the Will to Power and the Nature of Dissipative Systems (ch. 7: Human Reality as a Thermodynamics Model, pgs. 33-34). iUniverse.
  69. Siegfried, Tom. (2006). A Beautiful Mind: John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for a Code of Nature (chemical reaction, pg. 60-; §: Taking Society’s Temperature, pgs. 165-). National Academies Press.
  70. Planck, Max. (1909). Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics (§1: Reversibility and Irreversibility, pg. 1-). Delivered at Columbia University. Dover, 1998.
  71. Annamalai, Kalyan, Puri, Ishwar K., and Jog, Milind A. (2011). Advanced Thermodynamics Engineering (§14: Thermodynamics and Biological Systems, pgs. 709-99, contributed by Kalyan Annamalai and Carlos Silva; §14.4.1: Human body | Formulae, pgs. 726-27; Thims, ref. 88). CRC Press.
  72. Huxley, Aldous. (1937). Ends and Means: an Inquiry into the Nature of Ideals and Into Methods Employed for Their Realization (energy, 30+ pgs; meaninglessness, 4+ pgs; human entropy, pg. 368). Transaction Publishers.
  73. Russett, Cynthia. (1966). The Concept of Equilibrium in American Social Thought (Gibbs, 18+ pgs; Pareto, 51+ pgs; Henderson, 35+ pgs; thermodynamics, 18+ pgs). Yale College.
  74. Pareto, Vilfredo. (1912). The Mind and Society: a Treatise on General Sociology (Volume One) (chemistry, 24+ pgs; thermodynamics, 2+ pgs); (Volume Two) (chemistry, 1+ pgs); (Volume Three) (chemistry, 8+ pgs; thermodynamics, 2+ pgs); (Volume Four) (chemistry, 8+ pgs; thermodynamics, pg. 1461). AMS Press, 1935; Four Volumes Bound as Two: Volume One: Non-Logical Conduct, Volume Two: Theory of Residues. Dover, 1963.
  75. Butler, John. (1970). The Life Process (energy, 20+; thermodynamics, 2+ pgs). Allen & Unwin.
  76. Henderson, Lawrence J. (1917). The Order of Nature (thermodynamics, 19+ pgs). Harvard University Press.
  77. Winiarski, Leon. (1898). Essay on Social Mechanics (Essai sur la Mécanique Sociale) (editor: Giovanni Busino) (thermodynamique, 12+ pgs; Clausius, 6+ pgs; Clapeyron, pg. 221). Librairie Droz, 1967.
  78. Rifkin, Jeremy. (2009). The Empathic Civilization: the Race to Global Consciousness in a World of Crisis (entropy, 33+ pgs; thermodynamics, 11+ pgs). Polity Press.
  79. Guericke, Otto. (1663). The New (So-Called) Magdeburg Experiments of Otto von Guericke (Experimenta Nova (Ut Vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Johann Jansson, 1672 (Latin); English translation by Margaret Ames (GB) (Amz). Springer, 1993.
  80. Conlon, Thomas. (2011). Thinking About Nothing: Otto von Guericke and the Magdeburg Experiments on the Vacuum. Saint Austin Press/LuLu.
  81. Morowitz, Harold J. (2002). The Emergence of Everything: How the World Became More Complex (pg. 176). Oxford University Press.
  82. Cardwell, Donald S.L. (1971). From Watt to Clausius: the Rise of Thermodynamics in the Early Industrial Age. Cornell University Press.
  83. Nahum, Gerard G. (2014). Predicting the Future: Can We Do It? And If Not, Why Not? A Primer for Anyone Who Has Ever Had to Make a Decision about Anything (thermodynamics, 25+ pgs). Archway Publishing.
  84. Roehner, Bertrand. (2007). Driving Forces in Physical, Biological and Socio-Economic Phenomena: a Network Science Investigation of Social bonds and Interactions (table 1.2, pg. 18; thermodynamics, 5+ pgs). Cambridge University Press.
  85. Bohannan, Paul. (1995). How Culture Works (§:Transformation, pgs. 65-67; thermodynamics, 4+ pgs). Simon and Schuster.
  86. Ostwald, Wilhelm. (1906). Individuality and Immortality (energy, 11+ pgs). Houghton, Mifflin.
  87. Edsall, John T. and Gutfreund, Hanoch (1983). Biothermodynamics: the Study of Biochemical Processes at Equilibrium. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  88. Dolloff, Norman H. (1975). Heat Death and the Phoenix: Entropy, Order, and the Future of Man (free energy, 27+ pgs; Gibbs, 9+ pgs; god; 3+ pgs; social, 9+ pgs). Exposition Press.
  89. Adams, Richard N. (1975). Energy and Structure: a Theory of Social Power (thermodynamics, pgs 109, 120, 125). University of Texas Press.
  90. Schweller, Randall L. (2014). Maxwell’s Demon and the Golden Apple: Global Discord in the New Millennium (thermodynamics, 17+ pgs; entropy, 78+pgs.). JHU Press.
  91. Hall, Charles A.S. and Kiltgaard, Kent. (2011). Energy and the Wealth of Nations: Understanding the Biophysical Economy (thermodynamics, 18+ pgs). Springer.
  92. Sims, Newell L. (1924). Society and its Surplus: a Study in Social Evolution (§1:Social Energy; kinetic energy, 9+ pgs). D. Appleton and Co.
  93. Seidenberg, Roderick. (1950). Posthistoric Man: an Inquiry (thermodynamics, 41+ pgs). University of North Carolina Press.
  94. Montroll, Elliott and Badger, Wade W. (1974). Introduction to Quantitative Aspects of Social Phenomena (molecule, 5+ pgs; quote, pg. 158; entropy, 11+ pgs). Gordon and Breach.
  95. Kragh, Helge S. (2008). Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  96. Pandit, Abhijit. (2017). Human and Social Thermodynamics (Amz) (abs) (cvr). LAP Publishing.
  97. Hamill, Patrick. (2013). A Student’s Guide to: Lagrangians and Hamiltonians. Cambridge University Press.
  98. Adams, Richard N. (1988). The Eighth Day: Social Evolution as the Self-Organization of Energy. University of Texas Press
  99. Thurston, Robert H. (1878). A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine. D. Appleton.
  100. Kirby, Richard; Withington, Sidney; Darling, Arthur; and Kilgour, Frederick. (1956). Engineering in History (pg. 42). Courier, 1990.
  101. Needham, Joseph. (1987). Science and Civilization in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 7, Military Technology: The Gunpowder Epic (pg. 563). Cambridge.
  102. Johns, Cort. (2019). The Lost Industrial Revolution (pg. 186). LuLu.
  103. Kueper, Timothy. (2019). The Motive Power of Fire (Amz). Publisher.
  104. Johnson, Eric. (2018). Anxiety and the Equation: Understanding Boltzmann’s Entropy (Amz). MIT Press.
  105. Carnot, Sadi. (1986). Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire: a Critical Edition with the Surviving Scientific Manuscripts (editor and translator: Robert Fox). Publisher.
  106. Brush, Stephen. (2003). Kinetic Theory of Gases: an Anthology of Classic Papers with Historical Commentary, Volume One. Imperial College Press.
  107. Shapin, Steven and Schaffer, Simon. (1985). Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (Guericke, 5+ pgs; map, pg. 228; antlia pneumatica, pg. 278). Princeton University Press, 2011.
  108. Duhem, Pierre. (1893). Commentary on the Principles of Thermodynamics (editor, translator, introduction: Paul Needham). Springer, 2011
  109. Simon, Julian L. (1981). The Ultimate Resource 2 (§4: Grand Theory, section: Entropy and Finiteness: the Irrelevant Dismal Theory, pgs. 77-83; quote, pg. 79). Princeton University Press, 1996.
  110. Zemansky, Marl. (1937). Heat and Thermodynamics. Publisher. 1981.
See main: Affinity, Affinity chemistry, Dynamics, Caloric theory, etc.
  1. Bergman, Torbern. (1775). A Dissertation on Elective Attractions. London: Frank Cass & Co.
  2. Lavoisier, Antoine. (1789). Elements of Chemistry. London: G.G. and J.J. Robinsons.
  3. Hamilton, William R. (1835). On a General Method in Dynamics, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
Classical thermodynamics
See main: Classical thermodynamics
  1. Carnot, Sadi. (1824). “Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire and on Machines Fitted to Develop that Power.” Paris: Chez Bachelier, Libraire, Quai Des Augustins, No. 55.
  2. Clapeyron, Emile. (1834). “Memoir on the Motive Power of Heat”, Journal de l’Ecole Polytechnique.
  3. Clausius, Rudolf. (1850). "On the Motive Power of Heat, and on the Laws Which can be Deduced From it for the Theory of Heat." Poggendorff's Annalen der Physik, LXXIX, 368, 500.
  4. Helmholtz, Hermann von. (1862). "On the Conservation of Force", Introduction to a Series of Lectures Delivered at the Carsruhe in the Winter of 1862-63.
  5. Clausius, R. (1865). The Mechanical Theory of Heat: with its Applications to the Steam Engine and to Physical Properties of Bodies (trans. Thomas Hirst, 1867). London: John van Voorst.
  6. Tait, Peter G. (1868). Sketch of Thermodynamics. Kessinger Publisher.
  7. Maxwell, James C. (1871). Theory of Heat. New York: Dover.
  8. McCulloch, Richard S. (1876). Treatise on the Mechanical Theory of Heat: and its Applications to the Steam-Engine, etc. New York: D. Van Nostrand Publishers.
  9. Clausius, Rudolf. (1879). The Mechanical Theory of Heat. London: Macmillan & Co. (second edition), original.
  10. Nernst, Walther. (1895). Theoretical Chemistry: from the Standpoint of Avogadro’s Rule & Thermodynamics. MacMillan and Co.
General thermodynamics
See main: Thermodynamics, etc.
  1. Planck, Max. (1897). Treatise on Thermodynamics. Dover.
  2. Poincare, Henri. (1903). Science and Hypothesis. Dover.
  3. Haber, Fritz. (1905). Thermodynamics of Technical Gas Reactions. Longmans, Green, and Co.
  4. Nernst, Walther. (1926). The New Heat Theorem: Its Foundations in Theory and Experiment. E.P. Dutton & Co.
  5. Bridgman, Percy W. (1934). The Thermodynamics of Electrical Phenomena; and a Condensed Collection of Thermodynamics Formulas. Dover, 1961.
  6. Fermi, Enrico. (1936). Thermodynamics. New York: Dover.
  7. Epstein, Paul. (1937). Textbook of Thermodynamics. John Wiley & Sons.
  8. Bridgman, Peter W. (1941). The Nature of Thermodynamics. New York: Harper Torchbooks.
  9. Keenan, Joseph H. (1941). Thermodynamics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  10. Zemansky, Mark W. (1943). Heat and Thermodynamics - an Intermediate Textbook for Students of Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.
  11. Orbert, Edward F. (1948). Thermodynamics. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.
  12. Guggenheim, Eduard. (1959). Thermodynamics - an Advanced Treatment for Chemists and Physicists, 4th Ed. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co.
  13. Hill, Terrell L. (1964). Thermodynamics of Small Systems - Two Volumes Bound as One. New York: Dover.
  14. Hatsopoulos, George N. and Keenan, Joseph H. (1965). Principles of General Thermodynamics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  15. Reiss, Howard. (1965). Methods of Thermodynamics. New York: Dover (reprint).
  16. Kestin, Joseph. (1966). A Course in Thermodynamics. London: Blaisdell Publishing Co.
  17. Tisza, Laszlo. (1966). Generalized Thermodynamics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  18. Tykodi, Ralph J. (1967). Thermodynamics of Steady State. MacMillan.
  19. Ness, H.C., Van. (1969). Understanding Thermodynamics. New York: Dover.
  20. Wylen, Gordon J. Van and Sonntag, Richard. (1973). Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics. John Wiley & Sons.
  21. Sychev, Vladimir V. (1973). Complex Thermodynamic Systems (Slozhnye Termodinamicheskie Sistemy). 1982, 3rd ed.Import Pubn.
  22. Gal-Or, Benjamin. (1974). Modern Developments in Thermodynamics: an Interdisciplinary Collective Treatise. Wiley.
  23. Wood, Bernard D. (1982). Applications of Thermodynamics (2nd ed.). London: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
  24. Adkins, C.J. (1983). Equilibrium Thermodynamics (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  25. Waldram, J.R. (1985). The Theory of Thermodynamics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  26. Black, William Z. and Hartley, James G. (1996). Thermodynamics (3rd ed.). New York: Harper Collins.
  27. Perrot, Pierre. (1998). A to Z of Thermodynamics, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  28. Kondepudi, Dilip and Prigogine, Ilya. (1998). Modern Thermodynamics – from Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  29. Honig, J.M. (1999). Thermodynamics (2nd ed.). New York: Academic Press.
  30. Wark, Kenneth and Richards, Donald E. (1999). Thermodynamics (6th ed.).New York: McGraw-Hill.
  31. Gyftopoulos, Elias P. and Berretta, Gian-Paolo. (2005). Thermodynamics - Foundations and Applications (2nd ed.). New York: Dover.
  32. Haddad, Wassim, M., Chellaboina, VijaySekhar, and Nersesov, Sergey, G. (2005). Thermodynamics - a Dynamical Systems Approach. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  33. Veer, Udai. (2006). Encyclopedia of Thermodynamics (Vol. 1. Thermodynamic systems; Vol. 2. Thermodynamic laws). Anmol Publications Pvt Ltd.
  34. Potter, Merle C. and Somerton, Craig W. (2009). Schaum's Outlines: Thermodynamics for Engineers. McGraw-Hill.
Chemical thermodynamics
See main: Chemical thermodynamics
  1. Gibbs, J. Willard. (1873). "Graphical Methods in the Thermodynamics of Fluids", Transactions of the Connecticut Academy, I. pp. 309-342, April-May.
  2. Gibbs, J. Willard. (1873). "A Method of Geometrical Representation of the Thermodynamic Properties of Substances by Means of Surfaces", Transactions of the Connecticut Academy, II. pp.382-404, Dec.
  3. Gibbs, Willard. (1876). "On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances", Transactions of the Connecticut Academy, III. pp. 108-248, Oct., 1875-May, 1876, and pp. 343-524, may, 1877-July, 1878.
  4. Van’t Hoff, J.H. (1896). Studies in Chemical Dynamics: Revised and Enlarged by Ernst Cohen (trans. Thomas Ewan). London: Williams & Norgate.
  5. Sackur, Otto. (1917). A Textbook of Thermo-chemistry and Thermodynamics. MacMillan.
  6. Lewis, Gilbert N. and Randall, Merle. (1923). Thermodynamics and the Free Energy of Chemical Substances, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.
  7. Partington, J.R. (1924). Chemical Thermodynamics: An Introduction to General Thermodynamics and its Applications to Chemistry. D. Van Nostrand.
  8. Butler, John A.V. (1928). The Fundamentals of Chemical Thermodynamics (Part 1: Elementary Theory and Electrochemistry). Macmillan and Co.
  9. Butler, John A.V. (1935). The Fundamentals of Chemical Thermodynamics (Part 2: thermodynamical Functions and Their Applications). Macmillan and Co.
  10. Guggenheim, Eduard, A. (1933). Modern Thermodynamics by the Methods of Willard Gibbs. London: Methuen & Co.
  11. De Donder, Theophile. (1936). Thermodynamic Theory of Affinity: A Book of Principles. Stanford University Press.
  12. Glasstone, Samuel B. (1946). Thermodynamics for Chemists. D. Van Nostrand Co.
  13. Rossini, Frederick D. (1950). Chemical Thermodynamics, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  14. Koltz, Irving M. (1950). Chemical Thermodynamics - Basic Theory and Methods. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  15. Kirkwood, J.G. and Oppennheim, Irwin. (1961). Chemical Thermodynamics. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc.
  16. Mahan, Bruce H. (1963). Elementary Chemical Thermodynamics. New York: Dover (reprint).
  17. Waser, Jurg. (1966). Basic Chemical Thermodynamics. New York: W.A. Benjamin, Inc.
  18. Nash, Leonard K. (1970). Elements of Chemical Thermodynamics (2nd ed.), New York: Dover (reprint).
  19. Everett, Douglas Hugh. (1972). Introduction to the Study of Chemical Thermodynamics. London: Longmans.
  20. Denbigh, Kenneth. (1981). The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium (4th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  21. Felder, Richard M. and Rousseau, Ronald W. (1986). Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  22. Wood, Scott E. and Battino, Rubin. (1990). Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  23. Reid, Charles E. (1990). Chemical Thermodynamics. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.
  24. Boerio-Goates, Juliana, and Ott, J., Bevan. (2000). Chemical Thermodynamics: Principles and Applications. New York: Elsevier Academic Press.
  25. Ott, J. Bevan and Boerio-Goates, Juliana. (2000). Chemical Thermodynamics: Advanced Applications. Elsevier.
  26. Devoe, Howard. (2001). Thermodynamics and Chemistry. Prentice Hall.
  27. Smith, Brian E. (2004). Basic Chemical Thermodynamics (4th ed.). London: Imperial College Press.
Chemical engineering thermodynamics
See main: Chemical engineering thermodynamics
  1. Balzhiser, Richard, E., Samuels, Michael R., and Eliassen, John, D. (1972). Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - the Study of Energy, Entropy, and Equilibrium. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  2. Modell, Michael and Reid, Robert C. (1974). Thermodynamics and Its Applications in Chemical Engineering, (pg. 92). Prentice-Hall.
  3. Sandler, Stanley, I. (1989). Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Fogler, Scott H. (1992). Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  5. Smith, J.M. Van Ness, H.C., and Abbott, M.M. (2005). Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc.
Molecular thermodynamics
See main: Molecular thermodynamics
  1. Dickerson, Richard E. (1969). Molecular Thermodynamics. London: The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.
  2. Grunwald, Ernest. (1997). Thermodynamics of Molecular Species. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Statistical thermodynamics
See main: Statistical thermodynamics
  1. Boltzmann, Ludwig. (1895). Lectures on Gas Theory. New York: Dover (reprint).
  2. Gibbs, J. Willard (1901). Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics - Developed with Special Reference to the Rational Foundation of Thermodynamics. Dover.
  3. Fowler, Ralph and Guggenheim, Eduard A. (1939). Statistical Thermodynamics: a Version of Statistical Mechanics for Students of Physics and Chemistry (zeroth law: pg. 56 - coined). Cambridge University Press.
  4. Schrodinger, Erwin. (1952). Statistical Thermodynamics (2nd ed.). New York: Dover (reprint).
  5. Harris, Stewart. (1971). An Introduction to the Theory of the Boltzmann Equation. New York: Dover.
  6. Pauli, Wolfgang. (1973). Thermodynamics and the Kinetic Theory of Gases – Pauli Lectures on Physics Volume 3. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
  7. Nash, Leonard, K. (1974). Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics (2nd ed.), New York: Dover (reprint).
  8. Landsberg, Peter T. (1978). Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics. New York: Dover.
  9. Callen, Herbert B. (1985). Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Astrophysical thermodynamics
See main: Astrophysical thermodynamics; Black hole thermodynamics, etc.
  1. Tolman, Richard C. (1934). Relativity, Thermodynamics, and Cosmology. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan. (1939). An Introduction to the Study of Stellar Structure (ch. 1: Laws of Thermodynamics, pg. 11-). University of Chicago Press.
  3. Wald, Robert M. (1994). Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Blackhole Thermodynamics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Nonequilibrium thermodynamics
See main: Nonequilibrium thermodynamics
  1. Prigogine, Ilya. (1955). Introduction to Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes. Charles C. Thomas.
  2. Groot, S.R. de. (1961). Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics. New York: Dover.
  3. Katchalsky, A. and Curran, Peter F. (1965). Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics in Biophysics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  4. Caplan, Roy S. and Essig Alvin. (1983). Bioenergetics and Linear Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics. Cambridge: London: Harvard University Press.
  5. Tykodi, Ralph J. (2002). Thermodynamics of Systems in Nonequilibrium States. USA: Thinkers' Press.
Engineering thermodynamics
See main: Engineering thermodynamics
  1. Reynolds, William, C. and Perkins, Henry, C. (1977). Engineering Thermodynamics (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc.
  2. Moran, Michael J. and Shapiro, Howard N. (1992). Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  3. Howell, John R. and Buckius Richard O. (1992). Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  4. Cengel, Yunus A. and Boles, Michael A. (2002). Thermodynamics: an Engineering Approach (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Energy, entropy, etc.
See main: Energy, Entropy
  1. Alekseev G.N. (1987). Energy and Entropy. Imported Publishers.
  2. Fenn, John, B. (1982). Engines, Energy, and Entropy, San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Co.
  3. Smil, Vaclav. (1999). Energies - an Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization. London: The MIT Press.
  4. Laidler, Keith J. (2002). Energy and the Unexpected, (pg. 31). Oxford University Press.
Entropy, second law of thermodynamics, etc.
See main: Entropy, Second law of thermodynamics, etc.
  1. Fast, Johann D. (1962). Entropy - the Significance of the Concept of Entropy and its Applications in Science in Technology. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc.
  2. Bent, Henry A. (1965). The Second Law - an Introduction to Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics. New York: Oxford University Press.
  3. Angrist, Stanley W. and Helper, Loren G. (1967). Order and Chaos – Laws of Energy and Entropy. New York: Basic Books.
  4. Arnheiim, Rudolf. (1974). Entropy and Art: an Essay on Disorder and Order. University of California Press.
  5. McIntyre, Vonda N. (1981). The Entropy Effect. Publisher: Star Trek.
  6. Atkins, Peter W. (1984). The Second Law. New York: Scientific American Books.
  7. Brooks, Daniel R. and Wiley E.O. (1988). Evolution and Entropy (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  8. Morowitz, Harold J. (1996). Entropy and the Magic Flute: S = k ln W = dQ/T = - fΣfi ln fi. Oxford University Press.
  9. Dugdale, J.S. (1998). Entropy and its Physical Meaning. London: Taylor and Francis.
  10. Greven, Andreas, Keller, Gerhard, and Warnecke, Gerald. (2003). Entropy (Princeton Series in Applied Mathematics). Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  11. Ben-Naim, Arieh. (2007). Entropy Demystified - the Second Law Reduced to Plain Common Sense. London: World Scientific.
  12. Schmitz, John E.J. (2007). The Second Law of Life: Energy, Technology, and the Future of Earth as We Know It. William Andrew Publishing.
Time, arrow of time
See main: Time, Arrow of time, Thermodynamic arrow, etc.
  1. Eddington, Arthur. (1923). The Nature of the Physical World. Michigan: The University of Michigan Press.
  2. Ubbelohde, Alfred René. (1947). Time and Thermodynamics. Oxford University Press.
  3. Blum, Harold F. (1951). Time's Arrow and Evolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  4. Morris, Richard. (1986). Time's Arrow: Scientific Attitudes Toward Time. Touchstone.
  5. Lestienne, Remy. (1990). The Children of Time: Causality, Entropy, Becoming. Eng. Trans. by E.C. Neher, 1995. University of Illinois Press.
  6. Mackey, Michael C. (1992). Time's Arrow - the Origin of Thermodynamic Behavior. New York: Dover.
  7. Hawking, Stephen. (1996). The Illustrated - A Brief History of Time, (ch. 9: "The Arrow of Time", pgs. 182-95). New York: Bantam Books.
  8. Klein, Stefan. (2006). The Secret Pulse of Time - Making Sense of Life's Scarcest Commodity, (pgs. 253-55). New York: Marlowe & Company.
The laws of thermodynamics
See main: Laws of thermodynamics
  1. Goldstein, Martin and Goldstein, Inge F. (1993). The Refrigerator and the Universe - Understanding the Laws of Energy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  2. Atkins, Peter. (2007). Four Laws - that Drive the Universe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
See main: Temperature
  1. Shachtman, Tom. (1999). Absolute Zero and the Quest for Absolute Cold. New York: Mariner Books.
  2. Segre, Gino. (2002). A Matter of Degrees - What Temperature Reveals About the Past and the Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe. London: Penguin Books.
See main: Heat
  1. Mendelsohn, Everett I. (1964). Heat and Life: the Development of the Theory of Animal Heat, (pg. 9). Harvard University Press.
  2. Welty, James R., Wicks, Charles E., and Wilson, Robert E. (1984). Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer (3rd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
History of thermodynamics
See main: History of thermodynamics
  1. Helm, Georg F. (1887). Die Lehre von der Energie: Historisch-Kritisch Entwickelt, Nebst Beiträgen Zu Einer Allgemeinen Energetik (The Doctrine of Energy: Historical-Critical Developed, Along with contributions to one general energetics). Biobiobazaar, 2010.
  2. Rabinbach, Anson. (1990). The Human Motor - Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  3. Cobb, Cathy, and Rarold, Goldwhite. (1995). Creations of Fire - Chemistry's Lively History from Alchemy to the Atomic Age. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing.
  4. Baeyer, Hans C. von (1999). Warmth Disperses and Time Passes - the History of Heat. New York: The Modern Library.
  5. Nye, Mary Jo (1999). Before Big Science: the Pursuit of Modern Chemistry and Physics, 1800-1940 (ch. 4: Thermodynamics, Thermochemistry, and the Science of Energy, pgs. 88-146). Harvard University Press.
  6. Smith, Crosbie. (1998). The Science of Energy - a Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  7. Sproule, Anna. (2001). James Watt: Master of the Steam Engine. Blackbirch Press, Inc.
  8. Robinson, Andrew. (2005). The Last man Who Knew Everything: Thomas Young (energy, 5+ pgs.). Pi Press.
  9. Muller, Ingo. (2007). A History of Thermodynamics - the Doctrine of Energy and Entropy. New York: Springer.
Biochemical thermodynamics
See main: Biochemical thermodynamics, Bioenergetics, Biological thermodynamics, etc.
  1. Lotka, Alfred J. (1926). Elements of Physical Biology. New York: Dover.
  2. Krebs, H.A. and Kornberg, H.L. (1957). Energy Transformations in Living Matter - a Survey (with Appendix by K. Burton). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  3. Spanner, D. C. (1964). An Introduction to Thermodynamics: Experimental Botany. Academic Press.
  4. Morowitz, Harold J. (1970). Entropy for Biologists - an Introduction to Thermodynamics. New York: Academic Press.
  5. Lehninger, Albert L. (1973). Bioenergetics - the Molecular Basis of Biological Energy Transformations (2nd ed.). London: The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.
  6. Becker, Wayne. (1977). Energy and the Living Cell: An Introduction to Bioenergetics. J.B. Lippincott.
  7. Di-Cera, Enrio. (1995). Thermodynamic Theory of Site-Specific Binding in Biological Macromolecules. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  8. Hammes, Gordon G. (2000). Thermodynamics and Kinetics for the Biological Sciences. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  9. Di-Cera, Enrico. (2000). Thermodynamics in Biology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  10. Haynie, Donald. (2001). Biological Thermodynamics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  11. Raffa, Robert B. (2001). Drug-Receptor Thermodynamics - Introduction and Applications. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  12. Nicholls, David G. and Ferguson, Stuart J. (2001). Bioenergetics3 (2nd ed, 4th printing). New York: Academic Press.
  13. Alberty, Robert, A. (2003). Thermodynamic of Biochemical Reactions. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Earth sciences thermodynamics
See main: Geothermodynamics, Geochemical thermodynamics
  1. Kern, Raymond and Weisbrod, Alain. (1967). Thermodynamics for Geologists. San Francisco: Freeman, Cooper and Co.
  2. Anderson, Greg, M. and Crerar, David A. (1993). Thermodynamics in Geochemistry - the Equilibrium Model. New York: Oxford University Press.
  3. Anderson, Greg M. (1996). Thermodynamics of Natural Systems. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  4. Anderson, Greg M. (2005). Thermodynamics of Natural Systems (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Atmospheric thermodynamics
See main: Atmospheric thermodynamics
  1. Tsonis, Anastasios A. (2002). An introduction to Atmosphere Thermodynamics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Zdunkowski, Wilford and Bott, Andreas. (2004). Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere - A Course in Theoretical Meteorology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Physical chemistry
See main: Physical chemistry
  1. Taylor, Hugh, S. and Glasstone, Samuel. (1942). A Treatise on Physical Chemistry - Volume One: Atomistics and Thermodynamics. (3rd ed.). New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc.
  2. Randall, Merle and Young, Leona E. (1942). Elementary Physical Chemistry. Randall and Sons.
  3. Barrow, Gordon M. (1988). Physical Chemistry (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  4. Atkins, Peter. (1998). Physical Chemistry (6th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman and Co.
  5. Silbey, Robert J. and Alberty, Robert A. (2001). Physical Chemistry (3rd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Thermal physics, thermal sciences, etc.
See main: Thermal physics
  1. Baierlein, Ralph. (1999). Thermal Physics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Schroeder, Daniel, V. (2000). An Introduction to Thermal Physics. New York: Addison Wesley Longman.
  3. Lee, Jooh, C. (2002). Thermal Physics - Entropy and Free Energies. London: World Scientific.
  4. Potter, Merle C. and Scott, Elaine P. (2004). Thermal Sciences - an Introduction to Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer. U.S.: Brooks/Cole.
Thermodynamic biographies
See main: Willard Gibbs, Robert Mayer, Hermann Helmholtz, Ludwig Boltzmann, James Watt, Fritz Haber, etc.
  1. Rankine, William, J.M. (1881). Miscellaneous Scientific Papers, (GB). C. Griffin and Co. (2001, Adamant Media Corporation, reprint).
  2. Rukeyser, Muriel. (1942). Willard Gibbs - American Genius. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
  3. Wheeler, Lynde, P. (1951). Josiah Willard Gibbs - the History of a Great Mind. Woodbridge, Connecticut: Ox Bow Press.
  4. Gillispie, Charles C. (1971). Lazare Carnot Savant: A Monograph Treating Carnot’s Scientific Work. Princeton University Press.
  5. Caneva, Kenneth L. (1993). Robert Mayer and the Conservation of Energy, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
  6. Cahan, David. (1993). Hermann von Helmholtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth-Century Science. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  7. Guillen, Michael. (1996). Five Equations that Changed the World: the Power and Poetry of Mathematics (ch. 4: An Unprofitable Experience: Rudolf Clausius and the Second Law of Thermodynamics, pgs. 165-214). Hyperion.
  8. Cercignani, Carlo. (1998). Ludwig Boltzmann - the Man Who Trusted Atoms. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  9. Lindley, David. (2001). Boltzmann's Atom - the Great Debate that Launched a Revolution in Physics. New York: The Free Press.
  10. Sproule, Anna. (2001). James Watt - Master of the Steam Engine. WoodBridge, Connecticut: Blackbirch Press, Inc.
  11. Lindley, David. (2004). Degrees Kelvin - a Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press.
  12. Cropper, William H. (2004). Great Physicists: the Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking (section II: Thermodynamics, pgs. 41-134). Oxford University Press.
  13. Charles, Daniel. (2005). Master Mind - the Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, the Nobel Laureate who Launched the Age of Chemical Warfare. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.
Evolution thermodynamics, origin of life, etc.
See main: Thermodynamic evolution, Evolution thermodynamics, Self-Organization, etc.
  1. Osborn, Henry F. (1916). The Origin of Life: on the Theory of Action, Reaction and Interaction of Energy (keyword: thermodynamics, pgs. xix, 5, 13-14, 18, 22, 53, 117, 311, 321). The Science Press; Reprinted by: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1917, 1918, 1921.
  2. Vernadsky, Vladimir I. (1926). The Biosphere. New York: A Peter N. Nevraumount Book.
  3. Schrodinger, Erwin. (1944). What is Life? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. Oster, G.F., Silver, I.L., and Tobias, C.A. (1974). Irreversible Thermodynamics and the Origin of Life. New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
  5. Lovelock, James. (1979). Gaia - a New Look at Life on Earth. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  6. Margulis, Lynn and Sagan, Dorion. (1995). What is Life? Berkeley: University of California Press.
  7. Fox, Ronald F. (1988). Energy and the Evolution of Life. New York: W.H. Freeman and Co.
  8. Weber, Bruce H., Depew, David J., Smith, James D. (1988). Entropy, Information, and Evolution: New Perspectives on Physical and Biological Evolution. MIT Press.
  9. Morowitz, Harlod J. (1992). Beginnings of Cellular Life - Metabolism Recapitulates Biogenesis. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  10. Kauffman, Stuart. (1995). At Home in the Universe - the Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity. Oxford University Press.
  11. Capra, Fritjof. (1996). The Web of Life - a New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. New York: Anchor Books.
  12. Chaisson, Eric J. (2001). Cosmic Evolution - the Rise of Complexity in Nature. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  13. Lurquin, Paul F. (2003). The Origins of Life and the Universe. New York: Columbia University Press.
  14. Avery, John. (2003). Information Theory and Evolution. London: World Scientific.
  15. Hazen, Robert M. (2005). Genesis - the Scientific Quest for Life's Origin.

Human thermodynamics: books below this line have some type of thermodynamic application geared specifically towards human existence questions.

Human thermodynamics
See main: Human thermodynamics
  1. Adams, Henry. (1918). The Education of Henry Adams: an Autobiography (chs. “A Dynamical Theory of History” (1904), “A Law of Acceleration” (1904), “Nunc Age” (1905)). Massachusetts Historical Society.
  2. Zamyatin, Yevgeny. (1921). We (introduction). Penguin.
  3. Reiser, Oliver L. (1940). The Promise of Scientific Humanism: Toward a Unification of Scientific, Religious, Social, and Economic Thought (thermodynamics, 6+ pgs). O.Piest.
  4. White, Leslie. (1949). The Science of Culture: a Study of Man and Civilization (quote: "struggle for free energy", pg. 367). Farrar, Straus.
  5. Darwin, Charles G. (1952). The Next Million Years ("human thermodynamics", pg. 26), (PDF), (Google Books). London: Rupert Hart-Davis.
  6. White, Leslie. (1959). The Evolution of Culture: the Development of Civilization to the Fall of Rome (ch. 2: Energy and Tools: Wilhelm Ostwald, Lotka, Negative entropy, pgs. 33-49). McGraw-Hill.
  7. Pynchon, Thomas. (1966). The Crying of Lot 49 (Maxwell’s demon, pgs. 68-69, 84-85, 88, 98, 134). Bantam.
  8. Nieburg, H.L. (1973). Culture Storm: Politics and the Ritual Order (ch. 5: “Political Thermodynamics”, pgs. 81-104). New York: St. Martin’s Press.
  9. Miller, George T. (1971). Energetics, Kinetics, and Life: an Ecological Approach (section: 2.4: Entropy and Ethics, pg. 328). Wadsworth Pub. Co.
  10. Iberall, Arthur S. (1971). Toward a General Science of Viable Systems (Gibbs free energy, pg. 91). McGraw Hill.
  11. Blissett, Marlan. (1972). Politics in Science, (ch. 3: Big Science and the Laws of Social Thermodynamics, pg. 25-; term: entropy, pgs. 26, 53, 66, etc.). Little, Brown and Co.
  12. Lindsay, Robert B. (1973). The Role of Science in Civilization, (section: Information and Thermodynamics: Entropy, pgs. 153-164; section: A Scientific Analogy: The Thermodynamic imperative). Greenwood Pub. Group.
  13. Commoner, Barry. (1976). The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis (ch. 2: Thermodynamics: the Science of Power). Alfred A. Knopf.
  14. Fernández-Galiano, Luis. (1982). Fire and Memory: On Architecture and Energy. MIT Press.
  15. Slade, Joseph W. (1990). Beyond Two Cultures: Essays on Science, Technology, and Literature, (ch. 9: Entropy as Root Metaphor, pgs. 185-200). Iowa State University Press.
  16. Iberall, Arthur, Wilkinson, David, White, Douglas. (1993). Foundations for Social and Biological Evolution: Towards a Physical Theory of Civilization and Speciation. Cri-de-Coeur Press.
  17. Rosnay, Joel. (1995). The Symbiotic Man: a New Understanding of the Organization of Life and (term: entropy, pgs. 30, 127, 202) (Phyllis Aronoff, 2000 Engl. Trans.). McGraw-Hill.
  18. Levy, Pierre. (1997). Collective Intelligence: Mankind's Emerging World in Cyberspace (keyword: "human thermodynamics", pg. 52). New York: Basic Books.
  19. Gladyshev, Georgi, P. (1997). Thermodynamic Theory of the Evolution of Living Beings. Nova Science Publishers.
  20. Ullis, Karlis (1999). Age Right: Turn Back the Clock with a Proven Antiaging Program, (section: "Human Thermodynamics", pg. 34-36) New York: Simon & Schuster.
  21. DeMarco, Tom and Lister, Timoth. (1999). Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (section: Corporate entropy, pg. 99). Dorset House Pub. Co.
  22. O’Reilly, Sean. (2001). How to Manage Your Dick: Destructive Impulses with Cyber-kinetics: Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover your More Spiritually Enlightened, Evolved Self (ch. 7: Entropy and Your Dong, pgs. 47-56). Travelers’ Tales.
  23. Hokikian, Jack. (2002). The Science of Disorder: Understanding the Complexity, Uncertainty, and Pollution in Our World. Los Feliz Publishing.
  24. Hammond, Dick K. (2005). The Human System from Entropy to Ethics. (part 3: The Entropy Ethic, pgs. 63-94). Publisher: Dick Hammond.
  25. Nørretranders, Tor. (2006). The Generous Man: How Helping Others is the Sexist Thing You Can Do, (theory: "thermodynamic depth", pg. 180) (English translation). Da Capo Press.
  26. Kenoun, Robert. (2006). A Proposition to Theory of History and Social Evolution. Trafford Publishing.
  27. Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One), (preview). (Index: "human thermodynamics", pgs. x, 14, 74, 79, 107, 110, 204, 273, 315). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
  28. Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume Two), (preview), (Ch. 16: "Human Thermodynamics", pgs. 653-702). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
  29. Thims, Libb. (2008). The Human Molecule, (preview) (keyword: “human thermodynamics”, pgs. 50-51, 89, 92, 94-100). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
  30. Ejike, Satch U. (2008). Find a Good Man and Keep Him (keyword: "human thermodynamics", pg. 30) (Google Books). AuthorHouse.
  31. Eason, Dickey. (2009). The Impacts Dynamics: Working Against Dispersal in Human Society and Across the Universe (thermodynamics, 22+ pgs.). Impacts Publishing.
  32. Fisher, Len. (2009). The Perfect Swarm: the Science of Complexity in Everyday Life (edge of chaos, pgs. 2-3; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution of students, pg. 24). Basic Books.
  33. Wallace, Thomas P. (2009). Wealth, Energy, and Human Values: the Dynamics of Decaying Civilizations from Ancient Greece to America (pg. 2). AuthorHouse.
Cessation thermodynamics
See main: Cessation thermodynamics, What happens when you die?, Defunct theory of life
  1. Stewart, Balfour and Tait, Peter G. (1875). The Unseen Universe: or Physical Speculations on a Future State. Macmillan.
  2. Gonzalez-Wippler, Migene. (1997). What Happens After Death: Scientific & Personal Evidence for Survival (thermodynamics, pgs. 5-7, 10). Llewellyn Publishers.
  3. Valarino, Evelyn E. (2001). On the Other Side of Life: Exploring the Phenomenon of Near-death Experience (keyword: Entropy, pgs. 9, 170, 177, 211-12; ch. 6: “Dialogue with Louis-Marie Vincent, PhD”, pgs. 176-92; section: What about thermodynamic time?, pgs. 170-; section: Energy, pgs. 176-). Da Capo Press.
See main: Psychodynamics; Psychological thermodynamics, etc.
  1. Freud, Sigmund. (1895). A Project for Scientific Psychology, in The Origins of Psychoanalysis: Letters to Wilhelm Fliess, Drafts, and Notes: 1887-1902 (pgs. 345-445). Basic Books.
  2. Freud, Sigmund. (1920). Beyond the Pleasure Principle. New York: W.W. Norton.
  3. Freud, Sigmund. (1923). The Ego and the Id. New York: W.W. Norton.
  4. Jung, Carl. (1946). The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche. Vol. 8 of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung.
  5. Hall, Calvin S. (1954). A Primer in Freudian Psychology. New York: Meridian Books.
  6. Hall, Calvin S. and Nordby, Vernon J. (1973). A Primer in Jungian Psychology. New York: Meridian Books.
  7. Horowitz, Mardi, J. (1988). Introduction to Psychodynamics - a New Synthesis. New York: Basic Books, Inc.
Business thermodynamics
See main: Business thermodynamics
  1. DeMarco, Tom and Lister, Timothy. (1999). Peopleware – Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd ed. (Section: “Corporate Entropy”, pg. 98). New York: Dorset House Publishing.
  2. Callaway, Marguerite M. (2006). The Energetics of Business. Chicago: Lincoln Park Publications.
Economic thermodynamics
See main: Economic thermodynamics, Physio-Economics, etc.
  1. Soddy, Frederick. (1926). Wealth, Virtual Wealth and Debt: the Solution of the Economic Paradox. London: George Allen & Unwin.
  2. Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas. (1971). The Entropy Law and the Economic Process. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  3. Mirowski, Philip. (1989). More Heat than Light – Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature’s Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. Sieniutycz, Stanislaw and Salamon, Peter. (1990). Finite-Time Thermodynamics and Thermoeconomics. New York: Taylor & Francis.
  5. Burley, Peter and Foster, John. (1994). Economics and Thermodynamics – New Perspectives on Economic Analysis. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  6. Beaudreau, Bernard C. (1998). Energy and Organization: Growth and Distribution Reexamined. Greenwood Press.
  7. Parker, Philip. (2000). Physioeconomics - the Basis for Long-Run Economic Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  8. Chalidze, Valery. (2000). Entropy Demystified - Potential Order, Life and Money. USA: Universal Publishers.
  9. Rifkin, Jeremy. (2003). Hydrogen Economy: the Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web and the Redistribution of Power on Earth (Thermodynamics of Rome, pgs. 57-63). Penguin Group.
  10. Chen, Jing. (2005). The Physical Foundations of Economics - an Analytical Thermodynamic Theory, London: World Scientific.
  11. Beinhocker, Eric, D. (2006). The Origin of Wealth – Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics. (ch. 14: “A New Definition of Wealth – Fit Order" (topic: Economic Thermodynamics, pgs. 299-319)). Boston, Mass.: Harvard Businees School Press.
  12. Pogany, Peter. (2006). Rethinking the World (ch. 5: Cultural and Cultural Evolution in the Context of Thermodynamics, pg. 103-38). iUniverse (and Shenandoah Valley Research Press).
  13. Ksenzhek, Octavian S. (2007). Money: Virtual Energy - Economy through the Prism of Thermodynamics, Universal Publishers.
Social thermodynamics
See main: Sociological thermodynamics, Socio-thermodynamics, etc.
In addition to the following short list, Gladyshev, in his 1997 book A Thermodynamic Theory on the Origin of Living Beings has excerpts on "social thermodynamics", Muller and Weiss in their 2005 book Energy and Entropy, have a chapter on "socio-thermodynamics", and Muller has a small amount of material on socio-thermodynamics in his 2007 book A History of Thermodynamics.

  1. Carey, Henry C. (1858).The Principles of Social Science (Vol I). J.B. Lippincott & Co.
  2. Adams, Henry, and Brooks, Adams. (1910). "A Letter to American Teachers of History", Kessinger Publishing (reprint).
  3. Sorokin, Pitirim. (1928). Contemporary Sociological Theories (thermodynamics, pgs. 25-27; human molecules, pg. 46-47). Harper & Brothers.
  4. Odum, Howard W. and Jocher, Katharine C. (1929). An Introduction to Social Research (mechanistic theories, pgs. 108-109). H. Holt and Co.
  5. Henderson, Lawrence J. (1935). Pareto’s General Sociology: a Physiologists Interpretation. Harvard University Press.
  6. Nisbet, Robert A. (1970). The Social Bond - an Introduction to the Study of Society, (ch. 10: "Social Entropy", pgs. 260-98). New York: Alfred A. Knoph.
  7. Rosnay, Joel de. (1975). The Macroscope - a New World Scientific System. New York: Harper & Row Publishers.
  8. Porteus, Elizabeth, D. (1987). My Twentieth Century Philosophy. New York: Carlton Press, Inc.
  9. Bailey, Kenneth D. (1990). Social Entropy Theory, New York: State University of New York Press.
  10. Bailey, Kenneth D. (1994). Sociology and the New Systems Theory: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis. SUNY Press.
  11. Müller, Ingo and Weiss, Wolf. (2005). Entropy and Energy - a Universal Competition ("Socio-thermodynamics - Integration and Segregation in a Population", ch. 20).Germany: Springer.
Religious thermodynamics books
See main: Religious thermodynamics
  1. O’Manique, John. (1969). Energy in Evolution – Teilhard’s Physics of the Future. New York: Humanities Press.
  2. Teilhard, Pierre de Chardin. (1962). Human Energy. New York: A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.
  3. Teilhard, Pierre de Chardin. (1976). Activation of Energy. New York: Harvest Books.
  4. Peck, M. Scott. (1978). The Road Less Traveled, (pgs. 263-77: The Miracle of Evolution, The Alpha and the Omega, Entropy and Original Sin). New York: Simon & Schuster.
  5. Williams, Emmett L. (1981). Thermodynamics and the Development of Order. Creation Research Society.
  6. Rifkin, Jeremy. (1989). Entropy - Into the Greenhouse World (formerly published as Entropy: a New World View, 1981). New York: Bantam Books.
  7. Wedekind, Gilbert L. (2003). Spiritual Entropy: Life-Changing Insights Revealed by a Unique Natural law (pgs. ix, xii, 148). Xulon Press.
  8. Sanford, J.C. (2005). Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome - the Genome is Degenerating. Lima, New York: Ivan Press.
  9. Alkek, David S. (2007). The Self-Creating Universe: A Synthesis of Science, Philosophy, and Religion Creating a Theory of Universal Existence (thermodynamics, pgs. 24, 81-88, 137-43). iUniverse. (ebook).
Literature thermodynamics
See main: Literature thermodynamics
  1. Zoline, Pamela. (1988). The Heat Death of the Universe and Other Short Stories. McPherson.
  2. Ying, Leong. (2007). Klystar (thermodynamics, pgs. 129, etc., Universal Law of Thermodynamics, back matter; entropy, 11+pages). Tate Publishing & Enterprises.
Philosophical, new age, fringe
See main: Philosophical thermodynamics; Fringe thermodynamics
  1. Young, Arthur. (1976). The Reflexive Universe: Evolution of Consciousness (thermodynamics, 4+ pgs). Delacorte Press.
  2. Young, Louis B. (1986). The Unfinished Universe (thermodynamics, 5+ pgs). Simon and Schuster.
  3. Kelly, Kevin. (1994). Out of Control: the New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World (extropy, pg. 106; entropy, pgs. 79, 405-06, 413, 452). Addison Wesley.
Animate thermodynamics
See main: Life thermodynamics; Animate thermodynamics
  1. Thurston, Robert H. (1894). The Animal as a Machine and Prime Motor: and the Laws of Energetics. John Wiley & Sons.
  2. Sidis, William J. (1920). The Animate and the Inanimate, 131-pgs, (published in 1925, R.G. Badger).
  3. Johnstone, James. (1921). The Mechanism of Life in Relation to Modern Physical Theory, (pgs. 192-203). New York: Longmans, Green & Co.
  4. Sherrington, Charles. (1940). Man on His Nature (pg. 78). CUP Archive.
  5. Ubbelohde, Alfred René. (1955). Man and Energy ... Illustrated, (Section: XIII: Thermodynamics and Life, pg. 183-200, Section: XIV: Thermodynamic Laws and Cognition, pg. 201-09). London: Braziller.
  6. Blumberg, Mark S. (2002). Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth. Harvard University Press.
  7. Kurzynski, Michal. (2006). The Thermodynamic Machinery of Life. New York: Springer.
Ecological thermodynamics
See main: Ecological thermodynamics, Ecodynamics, Ecological economics, etc.
  1. Odum, Howard, T. and Elisabeth, Odum, C. (1976). Energy Basis for Man and Nature. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company.
  2. Ulanowicz, Robert E. (1986). Growth and Development - Ecosystems Phenomenology. New York: toExcell Press.
  3. Peet, John. (1992). Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability. Washington D.C.: Island Press.
  4. Goldsmith, Edward. (1998). The Way: An Ecological World-View, (pgs. 13-14) (Appendix One: Does the Entropy Law Apply to the Real World?, pgs 439-48). University of Georgia Press.
  5. Giannantoni, Corrado. (2002). The Maximum Em-Power Principle as the Basis for Thermodynamics of Quality. Servizi Grafici Editoriali Publishers.
  6. Jorgensen, Sven E. and Svirezhev, Yuri M. (2004). Towards a Thermodynamic Theory for Ecological Systems. New York: Elsevier.
  7. Schneider, Eric D. and Sagan, Dorion. (2005). Into the Cool - Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Miscellaneous: the following are a connected or related books

Dissipative structures
See main: Dissipative structure, Far-from-equilibrium, Bifurcations, Fluctuations, etc.
  1. Prigogine, Ilya. (1980). From Being to Becoming – Time and Complexity in the Physical Sciences. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Co.
  2. Prigogine, Ilya. (1984). Order Out of Chaos – Man’s New Dialogue with Nature. New York: Bantam Books.
  3. Gregoire, Nicolis and Prigogine, Illya. (1989). Exploring Complexity - an Introduction. New York: Freeman and Co.
  4. Prigogine, Illya. (1996). The End of Certainty - Time, Chaos, and the New Laws of Nature. New York: The Free Press.
  5. Capra, Fritjof. (1996). The Web of Life - A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. New York: Anchor books.
Information theory, cybernetics, chaos theory, emergence, etc.:
See main: Information, Information thermodynamics, Chaos
The following lists books that have made an attempt to blend thermodynamic theories together, in one way or another, with a similar or connected field of study, such as emergence, chaos theory, information theory, cybernetics, general systems theory, ect.:

  1. Shannon, Claude E. and Weaver, Warren. (1949). The Mathematical Theory of Communication. Illinois: The University of Illinois Press.
  2. Wiener, Norbert. (1950). The Human Uses of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
  3. Wiener, Norbert. (1961). Cybernetics - or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (2nd ed.). Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  4. Brillouin, Leon. (1962). Science and Information Theory (2nd ed.). New York: Dover (reprint).
  5. Bertalanffy, Ludwig von. (1968). General Systems Theory - Foundations, Development, Applications. New York: George Braziller.
  6. Gatlin, Lila L. (1972). Information Theory and the Living System. Columbia University Press.
  7. Campbell, Jeremy. (1982). Grammatical Man - Information, Entropy, Language, and Life. new York: Simon and Schuster.
  8. Gleick, James. (1987). Chaos - Making a New Science. New York: Penguin Books.
  9. Sardar, Ziauddin and Abrams, Iwona. (1998). Introducing Chaos. USA: Totem Books.
  10. Applebaum, David. (1996). Probability and Information - an Integrated Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  11. McFadden, Johnjoe. (2000). Quantum Evolution - How Physics' Weirdest Theory Explains Life's Biggest Mystery. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
  12. Strogatz, Steven. (2003). Sync - the Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order. New York: Theia.
  13. Baeyer, Hans Christian von. (2004). Information - the New Language of Science. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  14. Yockey, Hubert P. (2005). Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  1. Morowitz, Harold J. (1992). The Thermodynamics of Pizza. Rutgers University Press.
Juvenile thermodynamics
  1. Moran, Jeffrey B. (2001). How Do We Know the Laws of Thermodynamics (ages 9-12). The Rosen Publishing Group.
  2. McCarthy, Rose. (2005). The Laws of Thermodynamics: Understanding Heat and Energy Transfers. The Rosen Publishing Group.
See also
Thims' list of thermodynamics books to buy (work in progress)
Thims' mate selection book collection (140+)

1. (a) By comparison, for example, Italian nuclear engineer, mechanical engineer, and thermodynamicist Gian Beretta (BS nuclear engineering, MS mechanical engineering, PhD mechanical engineering), who runs, started in 2006, has about 50-60 thermodynamics books. [Source: email communications between Thims and Paolo-Beretta in Oct-Nov of 2006.]
(b) American chemical engineer and nuclear engineer (BS chemical engineering, MS chemical engineering, ME chemical engineering, ME nuclear engineering, PhD chemical engineering) James Lawler, who runs the, has a collection of over 4,000+ books.
(c) Source: email communications between Thims and Lawler in May of 2006.
(d) In 2001, Harvard nanomechanical engineer Shigan Suo stated that he had amassed about 40 thermodynamics books, and in 2011, after building his collection further, ventured into teaching is first thermodynamics course.
2. Note: if you know of other good related human thermodynamics books, please leave Thims a note in either the "books to buy" (page) or thread section below.
3. Commenter (geological thermodynamicist) completed their MS and PhD theses on new theorems in equilibrium thermodynamics and applied these to igneous and metamorphic petrology.

Further reading
● Anon. (2008). “30 Author’s and Their Groundbreaking Chemical Engineering Books”, CEP, Aug.

External links
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