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    • Complexity: An energetics agenda 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2004)
    • Energy Flows in Low-Entropy Complex Systems 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (MDPI AG, 2015)
      Nature’s many complex systems—physical, biological, and cultural—are islands of low-entropy order within increasingly disordered seas of surrounding, high-entropy chaos. Energy is a principal facilitator of the rising ...
    • Energy rate density as a complexity metric and evolutionary driver 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
      The proposition that complexity generally increases with evolution seems indisputable. Both developmental and generational changes often display a rise in the number and diversity of properties describing a wide spectrum ...
    • Energy rate density. II. Probing further a new complexity metric 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
      Appraisal of the concept of energy rate density continues, as both a potential quantitative metric for complexity studies and a key feature of a unifying hypothesis for the origin and evolution of material systems throughout ...
    • Long-Term Global Heating from Energy Usage 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008)
      Even if civilization on Earth stops polluting the biosphere with greenhouse gases, humanity could eventually be awash in too much heat, namely, the dissipated heat by-product generated by any nonrenewable energy source. ...
    • The Natural Science Underlying Big History 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014)
      Nature's many varied complex systems—including galaxies, stars, planets, life, and society—are islands of order within the increasingly disordered Universe. All organized systems are subject to physical, biological, or ...
    • Practical Applications of Cosmology to Human Society 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Scientific Research Publishing, Inc,, 2014)
      Complex systems throughout Nature display structures and functions that are built and maintained, at least in part, by optimal energies flowing through them—not specific, ideal values, rather ranges in energy rate density ...
    • A Singular Universe of Many Singularities: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Springer Science + Business Media, 2012)
      Nature’s myriad complex systems—whether physical, biological or cultural—are mere islands of organization within increasingly disordered seas of surrounding chaos. Energy is a principal driver of the rising complexity of ...
    • A unifying concept for astrobiology 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2003)
      Evolution, broadly construed, has become a powerful unifying concept in much of science – not only in the biological evolution of plants and animals, but also in the physical evolution of stars and planets, and the cultural ...
    • Using complexity science to search for unity in the natural sciences 

      Chaisson, Eric J. (Cambridge University Press, 2013)