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The Resource Quarks to culture : how we came to be, Tyler Volk

Quarks to culture : how we came to be, Tyler Volk

Label
Quarks to culture : how we came to be
Title
Quarks to culture
Title remainder
how we came to be
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Volk
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Atoms combine to form molecules, molecules combine to form single-celled organisms. When people come together, they build societies. Our world is nested, both physically and socially, and at each level we find innovations that were necessary for the next level. Physics has gone far in mapping the basic mechanics of the simplest things and dynamics of the overall nesting, as have biology and the social sciences for their fields. But what if anything can we say about this beautifully complex whole? Might there be general processes we can identify? How do phases shape others, and what more can we learn about human existence through understanding an enlarged field of creation and being? Quarks to Culture explores the rhythm within what Tyler Volk calls the "grand sequence," a series of levels of sizes and innovations building from elementary quanta to globalized human civilization. The key is "combogenesis," the building-up from combination and integration to produce new things with innovative relations. Themes unfold in how physics and chemistry led to biological evolution, and biological evolution to cultural evolution. Volk develops an inclusive natural philosophy that brings clarity to our place in the world, a roadmap for our minds. As combogenesis repeats, patterns enrich like an expanding musical progression. Quarks to Culture provides new insights into linkages in our sciences and presents an exciting synthesis of ideas across a sequence of things and relations, from physical to living to cultural. It is high adventure for readers who seek to understand big history and wrestle with questions of how we came to be
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Volk, Tyler
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.V588 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Life
Label
Quarks to culture : how we came to be, Tyler Volk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Combogenesis and a grand sequence -- Part 2. Twelve fundamental levels -- Part 3. Dynamical realms and themes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231179607
Lccn
2016045624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn960106575
  • (OCoLC)960106575
Label
Quarks to culture : how we came to be, Tyler Volk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Combogenesis and a grand sequence -- Part 2. Twelve fundamental levels -- Part 3. Dynamical realms and themes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231179607
Lccn
2016045624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn960106575
  • (OCoLC)960106575

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