ENTROPY by Jeremy Rifkin. Introduction: p. 3 Each day we awake to a world that appears more confused and disordered than the one we left the night before. Entropy: A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin published in by Viking Press. ( with Ted Howard). Once in a great while an idea changes the course of history. I have before me a letter from Jeremy Rifkin, author of Entropy: A New World View. His communication states that “entropy helps explain why we have runaway.
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What Entropy Is, and Is Not
Race Is Not a Genomic Phenomenon. We experience the world always changing around us, and that experience is the unfolding of the second law. Account Options Sign in. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. A Disorderly Lecture If you have remembered every word I’ve said, your memory will have recorded about a hundred and fifty thousand bits of information.
Common terms and phrases agricultural American automobile available energy become century coal complex consume consumption continue costs created culture depletion Descartes disorder dissipative structures E. I accidentally picked this book up thinking it was about physics. Refresh and try again. In the meantime, what of the notion of entropy?
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yi Ingu rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Into the Greenhouse World.
Jeremy RifkinTed Howard. This book is a little dated. An interesting book but Rifkin applies entro;y incorrectly to social systems. On the grandest scale we know that all matter is energy and that all work requires a conversion of energy which also requires a fraction of irrecoverable energy that becomes unusable. Here, Rifkin follows some of the obvious and not-so-obvious implications of his book’s titular topic, meaning because the second law entroy thermodynamics states th Remember the scene in Apollo 13 when Fred Haise figures out why his calculations keep coming up wrong for how much time the three astronauts have left in the lunar module before they run out of oxygen?
Steve Connacher rated it it was amazing Dec 07, It is an intersting reading about the application of thermodynamic laws on our finite world where we do keep behaving like resources and everything are not finite If you have remembered every word I’ve said, your memory will have recorded about a hundred and fifty thousand bits of information.
engropy Koch rated it liked it Recommended to E. LoucksJohn S. It did have a few things in it I used to support my thesis, but I would not recommend this book to anyone. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
While the constituent atoms and molecules comprising the organism, as a collection, decrease in entropy, the surroundings experience a compensating increase in entropy, consistent with the Second Law. KincheloePatricia H.
What Is Tech Edge? It seems a shame to take such a beautiful and exact idea and blur its meaning by indiscriminately applying it to all sorts of areas that have nothing to do with equilibrium thermodynamics. Quoted in the February issue of Discoverp.
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Oct 25, T rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? GladwellInternational Hydrological Programme No preview available – In a work of this length he could not, and did not, document the extent to which contemporary theory and research in the social sciences depends upon either objectivism or subjectivism as he has described them; nor could he offer adequate substantiation for his interpretation of the views of Marx and Wittgenstein, about both of whom there is much scholarly disagreement.
Other editions – View all Entropy: Jan 12, Riley Haas rated it did not like it. For the first time Entropy has been completely revised and updated to include a new subtitle which reflects the expanded focus on the greenhouse effect–the largest crisis ever to face mankind.
In each of the looselyorganized chapters,the author triestogo into the depth of different problems, and thesometimesartificial grouping is held together through the courageous, if also sometimes one-sided, appreciation of the different phenomena.
There, the whole presentation relies too much on the narrator, his personality and appearance, in a variety of landscape settings before the camera. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The authors argue that humanity is wasting resources at an increasing rate, which if unchecked will lead to the destruction of civilization, which has happened before on a smaller scale to past societies.
The book is highly controversial. Feb 02, Sol Salinas rated it it was amazing. James rated it really liked it Jul 17, It’s here that I wonder if postmodernism, nihilistic and self-indulgent and ironic as it is, is, in fact, the end of the fossil fuel energy era which may currently rfkin transitioning into the next period.
But, the ideas are still timely ieremy a great companion to books like The Long Emergency. Nonetheless, his position is nicelypresented and argued, plausible, and worth careful consideration.
Common terms and phrases agricultural American amount of energy areas auto automobile available energy become begin BTUs Christian coal complex consume consumption continue costs created culture Descartes E. Mar 28, Ross rated it liked it. Remember the scene in Apollo 13 when Fred Haise figures out why his calculations keep coming up wrong for how much time the three astronauts have left in the lunar module before they run out of oxygen?
Jeremy Rifkin was ahead of his time with this book.