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The Eighth Day Social Evolution as the Self-Organization of Energy

by Richard Newbold Adams

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  • ISBN: 9780292720619
  • ISBN10: 0292720610

The Eighth Day Social Evolution as the Self-Organization of Energy

by Richard Newbold Adams

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1988
  • ISBN: 9780292720619
  • ISBN10: 0292720610
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Description: ContentsPrefaceIntroduction1. Preliminaries Principles and Explanations Anthropological Antecedents Monism and Materialism Studies of Energy and Society2. Energy Process Energy Forms Equilibrium Equilibrium and Dissipative Structures Stability and Steady States Appendix: Note on Odum?s ?Energy Quality?3. Energy Dynamics The Laws of Thermodynamics Lotka?s Principle Minimum Dissipation Principle Trigger-Flow Mechanisms and Principles4. Self-Organization Introduction Equilibrium Bases of Self-Organization Autopoiesis Perturbations Self-Triggering Appendix: Order and Functional Organization5. Culture Mental Self-Organization Informational Dynamics Cultural Process Appendix: Energy and Values6. Domestication Domestication? Why Bother? Ecological and Human Controls Human Dominance, Culture, and Power Indigenous California Society The Emergence of Social Hierarchies Political and Ideological Implications Notes7. Natural Selection The Broader Issue In Equilibrium Structures Self-Organization of Dissipative Structures Selection and Epistemology8. Boundary Dynamics Social Boundaries Energetic Boundaries Environments and Closure9. Civilization The Meaning of ?Civilization? Civilization as a Trigger The Origins and Future of Civilization Notes10. Humanities The Classics Free-Floating Triggers11. Expansion In Social Hierarchy: A Model Social Survival Vehicles and Coaxal Structures Novel and Secondary Constructions The Emergence of Hierarchy: Work and Regulation12. Energy and Industrialization Modeling Industrialization Expansion The Energy Sector Model Interactive Changes among Sectors Expansion of the Regulatory Sector Regulation in Subnational Units NotesPostscript: Development and Contemporary Social EvolutionReferencesIndex
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