Overview:Work Meets Life: Exploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems - The MIT Press - Work as fundamental to life, explored at different levels of organization from the perspectives of a variety of biological and nonbiological disciplines.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. By addressing how work gets done, and why, from the perspectives of a range of disciplines, including cell and evolutionary biology, neuroscience, psychology, electrical and computer engineering, and design, the volume sets out to establish an integrative approach to the study of work.Chapters introduce the biological work of producing energy in the cell; establish inherent tradeoffs between energy and information in neural systems; relate principles of integrated circuit manufacture to work in biological systems; explore the work of photosynthesis; investigate how work shapes organisms' evolutionary niches; consider the human work of design; describe the effects of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction on work-life balance; and address the effects of environmental challenges (stress) on how humans and animals do work. Finally, editors and contributors draw these studies together and point to future developments.ContributorsAlan Blackwell, Gillian Brown, Christina De La Rocha, Kevin Laland, Simon Laughlin, Robert Levin, Michael Lightner, Steven Maier, Joseph Rosse, Stacy Saturay

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603729716-9780262014120. It was written by the following authors: Hadley Dyer, Robert Levin, Christina De La Rocha, Alan F. Blackwell, Michael Lightner, Simon Laughlin, Gillian Brown, Kevin N. Laland. Book Work Meets Life: Exploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems - The MIT Press, which can be read online, published by the company: MIT Press Ltd, Annick Press Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Children's, Teenage, Medicine, Science, Technology. The book was published on 2011-01-07 00:00:00. It has 272 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 567 g. File for download Work Meets Life: Exploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems - The MIT Press has PDF format and is called work-meets-life-exploring-the-integrative-study-of-work-in-living-systems-the-mit-press.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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