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The Resource Human-Earth System Dynamics : Implications to Civilizations, by Rongxing Guo, (electronic resource)

Human-Earth System Dynamics : Implications to Civilizations, by Rongxing Guo, (electronic resource)

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Human-Earth System Dynamics : Implications to Civilizations
Title
Human-Earth System Dynamics
Title remainder
Implications to Civilizations
Statement of responsibility
by Rongxing Guo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the factors and mechanisms that may have influenced the dynamic behaviors of earliest civilizations, focusing on both environmental (geographic) factors on which traditional historic analyses are based and human (behavioral) factors on which anthropological analyses are usually based. It also resurrects a number of common ancestral terms to help readers understand the complicated process of human and cultural evolution around the globe. Specifically, in almost all indigenous languages, the words ‘wa’ and any variants of it were originally associated with the sound of crying of – and certainly were selected as the common ancestral word with the meanings of “house, home, homeland, motherland, and so on” by – early humans living in different parts of the world. This book provides many neglected but still crucial environmental and biological clues about the rise and fall of civilizations – ones that have largely resulted from mankind’s long-lasting “Win-Stay Lose-Shift” games throughout the world. The narratives and findings presented at this book are unexpected but reasonable – and are what every student of anthropology or history needs to know and doesn't get in the usual text. “Professor Guo explores the dynamics of civilizations from the beginnings to our perplexingly complex world. There are lots of thought-provoking ideas here on the rise and decline of civilizations and nations... Anyone wishing to understand global developments should give this book serious consideration.” ----John Komlos, University of Munich, Germany, and Duke University, USA “It is interesting to see a Chinese perspective on the questions of deep history that have engaged Jared Diamond, Yuval Harari and David Christian. Guo argues that understanding cyclical threats has been the key to human progress, which is driven by the dialectic of material privation and human ingenuity.” ----Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University, USA.--
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Guo, Rongxing
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks.
  • Springer eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historiography
  • Human geography
  • Social sciences
  • World history
Label
Human-Earth System Dynamics : Implications to Civilizations, by Rongxing Guo, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0547-4
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Win-Stay, Lose-Shift: A Survival Rule -- Human Thermodynamics and Culture (I) -- Human Thermodynamics and Culture (II) -- Environment Matters, But Not the Way You Think -- Civilization as Responses to Cyclical Challenges -- Let the Floods Come More Violent -- Glossary
Control code
978-981-13-0547-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVIII, 199 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811305474
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
13 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037819608
Label
Human-Earth System Dynamics : Implications to Civilizations, by Rongxing Guo, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0547-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Win-Stay, Lose-Shift: A Survival Rule -- Human Thermodynamics and Culture (I) -- Human Thermodynamics and Culture (II) -- Environment Matters, But Not the Way You Think -- Civilization as Responses to Cyclical Challenges -- Let the Floods Come More Violent -- Glossary
Control code
978-981-13-0547-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVIII, 199 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811305474
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
13 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037819608

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