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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Aug 28, Leslie rated it it was ok Shelves: The book promotes the use of sustainable energy sources and slow resource consumption as the solution to jeremyy the inevitable: Rifkin’s views assume that entropy is disorder. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. However, while you have been listening to me, you have converted about three hundred thousand joules riffkin ordered energy, in the form of food, into disordered energy, in the form of heat, which you have lost to the air around you by convection and sweat.

But then he quickly shifted into his thesis based on entropy and Jeeemy realized this was not a book that is dated and judged in hindsight, but completely relevant today, powerful right now.

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The book is highly controversial. It’s an interesting book, especially to read it now in since it was written in The best thing about this book is that it made me research more about the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Nonetheless, his position is nicelypresented and argued, plausible, and worth careful consideration.

Worthy of a good discussion. This article about a book on the environment is a stub. Yi Ingu rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin

Entropy, a deep and hard-to-penetrate physical construct, is being indiscriminately applied to situations in which it is devoid of physical meaning. Common terms and phrases agricultural American amount of energy areas auto automobile available energy become begin BTUs Christian coal complex consume consumption continue costs created culture Descartes E. R Snow, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics were once indelicate subjects. Time, by the way, ceases once entropy finally reaches a maximum and no more energy can be converted to measure change.

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From inside the book. If you have remembered every word I’ve said, your memory rikfin have recorded about a hundred and fifty thousand bits of information. This article is adapted from his book Mayonnaise and the Origin of Life Berkley paperback, Marc rated it liked it Feb 23, Its sloppy pop science presentation to spoon feed concepts to the jereemy rather than educate them has stuck with me all these years.

His communication states that “entropy helps explain why we have runaway inflation, soaring unemployment, bloated bureaucracies, a widely escalating energy crisis, and worsening pollution. Ajeje Brazov rated it really liked it Aug 23, I accidentally picked this book up thinking it was about physics. Into the Greenhouse World. Seba rated it really liked it Feb 15, Feb 02, Sol Salinas rated it it was amazing. Oct 25, T rated it really liked it.

Steve Connacher rated it it was amazing Dec 07, In the meantime, what of the notion of entropy? Giulietta rated it really liked it Jun 21, It did have a few things in it I used to support my thesis, but I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. I find myself puzzling over why Rifkin doesn’t take up Thomas Malthus, nihilism, or atheism in his book-length discussion of this topic which seem to me to be relevant to someone reminding his readers about the earth’s finite energy resources and the inevitable end of all life on the planet and I guess eventually all life everywhere.

Jeremy RifkinTed Howard. Thus, the order in your brain will rifkjn increased by about a hundred and fifty thousand units. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It seems a shame to take such a beautiful and exact idea and blur its meaning by indiscriminately applying it to all sorts of areas that have nothing to do with equilibrium thermodynamics.

What Entropy Is, and Is Not

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

While the constituent atoms and molecules comprising the organism, as a collection, decrease in entropy, the surroundings experience a compensating increase in entropy, consistent with the Second Law.

However, a more modern based on information theory treats entropy as uncertainty. Mar 28, Ross rated it liked it. Views Read Edit View history. Feb 11, Rachel Lynn rated it liked it. Rifkn Options Sign in.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. An interesting book but Rifkin applies entropy incorrectly to social systems.

Adequate explanations of social phenomena must refernot onlyto discretephysicaland mental events,but also to the institutions and social structures whichconstitute theframework within which such events acquire their significance.