Living Systems

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Now in paperback, James Grier Miller's groundbreaking Living Systems presents an integrated, multidisciplinary analysis of the nature of all biological and social systems. Firmly rooted in current scientific knowledge, Living Systems shows how biological and social systems are organized and operate at each of seven hierarchical levels: cells, organs (composed of cells), organisms (independent life forms), groups (families, committees, working groups, etc.), organizations (communities, cities, corporations, ...
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New York 1978 H Cloth Near Fine in J Very Good jacket Oversized 1102 pp. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Frosty Gerard, wife of Dr. Ralph ... Gerard. Dr. Gerard was a distinguished neuroscientist long associated with UC Irvine and a founding faculty member. Leona "Frosty" Gerard organized a donor group in support of UCI. A trust foundation and lecture series now exist in honor of the contributions Ralph and Leona Gerard made to the university. From the inscription in the book: "As I indicate in the Preface, Ralph had much impact on this work. I am endlessly grateful for my years of interaction with him and with you." Book is in excellent condition, firm, crisp, and appears unread. Light wear along the spine of the jacket. Priority and international shipping are extra for this large item; please inquire. Signed: I Signed by Author. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Now in paperback, James Grier Miller's groundbreaking Living Systems presents an integrated, multidisciplinary analysis of the nature of all biological and social systems. Firmly rooted in current scientific knowledge, Living Systems shows how biological and social systems are organized and operate at each of seven hierarchical levels: cells, organs (composed of cells), organisms (independent life forms), groups (families, committees, working groups, etc.), organizations (communities, cities, corporations, universities, etc.), societies or nations, and supranational systems. Offering a detailed analysis of each of the major aspects and characteristics encountered at all seven levels, Living Systems identifies multiple variables of each of 9 matter-energy and information-processing subsystems, the normal and pathological states of these variables, and practical indicators for measuring changes in them. It also specifies cross-level formal identities among the levels and describes the artifacts, machines, or technologies at each level. Presenting a wide range of examples, the author shows how the interactions of matter-energy and information flow among systems at one level create the next higher level. He also demonstrates the fascinating unity of the world's living and nonliving systems as well as the feasibility of a unified science to study them.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070420151
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/13/1990
  • Pages: 1102

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