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. $ Jeremy Rifkin’s essay is based on what he acknowledges as the funda- Georgescu-Roegen in The Entropy Law and the Economic Process. Rif-.

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An interesting book but Rifkin applies entropy incorrectly to social systems. In lieu rifmin an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: View freely available titles: Mar 28, Ross rated it liked it. But, the ideas are still timely and a great companion to books like The Long Emergency. What Is Tech Edge?

In each of the looselyorganized chapters,the author triestogo into the depth of rifki problems, and thesometimesartificial grouping is held together through the courageous, if also sometimes one-sided, appreciation of the different phenomena.

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Highly recommended and the sooner the better! Jan 05, Terri rated it it was amazing.

The authors argue that humanity is wasting resources at an increasing rate, and that will lead to the destruction of our c Non-fiction book by Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard, with an Afterword by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen. No eBook available Amazon. James rated it really liked it Jul 17, He looks at Jack and Jim and it dawns on him, “I only figured it for two people.

Ultimately, Rifkin’s weird little book might best be used as a reflection for how culture has transitioned from the modern to the postmodern, how postmodernism is conditioned by the nagging knowledge of the meaninglessness of all human action as well as the ironic response to that knowledge, however troubling it may truly be deep down.

There, the whole presentation relies too much on the narrator, his personality and appearance, in a variety of landscape settings before the camera. Feb 11, Rachel Lynn rated it liked it. 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 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


This has increased the disorder of the universe by about 3×10 24 units, about twenty million million million times the increase in order because you remembered my talk. Gabor Kovacs rated it it was amazing Dec 10, In the book the authors seek to analyse the world’s economic and social structures by using the second law of thermodynamics, that is, the law of entropy. The second law, when formulated in terms of entropy, gives powerful insights into a wide variety of problems.

And every time an event occurs anywhere in this world energy is expended and the overall entropy is increased.

Retrieved from ” https: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The styleof the book, with itsimpressiveand often daring language, is thought-provoking as muchon an art-historical levelas on ajournalistic one.

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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. The use of an ever-present narrator creates doubts about the necessary continuation of this entropj for documentaries.

Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin

Finally, many readers may be disappointed by the lack of a substantialaccount of the methodology a social sciencemight adopt inorder to includethe elementwhich he has argued must appear in adequate explanations of the phenomena. LoucksJohn S.

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What Entropy Is, and Is Not

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Koch rated it liked it Recommended to E. Contact Contact Us Help. Learn a bit about the second law of thermodynamics and rif,in ultimate Law of the Land.


Its sloppy pop science presentation to spoon feed concepts to the masses rather than educate them has stuck with me all these years. The later approach explains how in some cases entropy increases order. I was a teenager, but I still think it has some philosophical concepts relating to waste and environment that are really interesting to consider. Boltzmann’s work of a hundred years ago is ignored, as are numerous works of modern science showing the antientropic character of energy flow processes.

Accessible introduction to the issues our generation is well aware of by now. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Jeremy Rifkin was ahead of his time with this book. Quoted in the February issue of Discoverp. Published October 10th by Bantam Books first published The Architects of the Mechanical World View.

John rated it really liked it Feb 14, No hint is given that the far-from-equilibrium world in which we live is governed by different laws dntropy the thermodynamics learned in an introductory physics course. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Other editions – View all Entropy: While Rubinstein does not consider the arts specifically, careful readers interested in art will not fail to notice that his account of the character rntropy social phenomena has an intriguing application toworks of art. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

It is the irreversible process of dissipation of energy in the world. 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?

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