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Work meets life [electronic resource] : exploring the integrative study of work in living systems / edited by Robert Levin ... [et al.].

Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (266 p.)
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Subjects:
Biological systems.
Work.
Bioenergetics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The work performed by living systems ranges from photosynthesis to prodigious feats of computation and organization. This multidisciplinary volume explores the relationships between work and the study of work across many different levels of organization.
Contents:
The ancient patterns of work in living systems / Robert Levin
Energy, information, and the work of the brain / Simon B. Laughlin
Performance-yield trade-offs in work in manufactured and living systems : design centering looks at the world of work / Michael Lightner
The impact of photosynthetic work on earth, climate, and the biosphere / Christina De La Rocha
Niche construction and human behavioral ecology : tools for understanding work / Kevin Laland and Gillian Brown
The wok of designers : cultures of making and representation / Alan Blackwell
Working on the edge today : dissatisfaction, adaptation, and performance / Joseph Rosse and Stacy Saturay
Do energy allocations affect work performance? The working energy/take-home energy trade-off hypothesis / Robert Levin, Kevin Laland, and Stacy Saturay
Responding to the challenges of the environment : stressors, the brain, and work / Steven Maier and Robert Levin.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Levin, Robert.
ISBN:
1-280-49901-X
9786613594242
0-262-26584-2
OCLC:
793206752