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Modifications of its template may affect the capacity of a system to adjust to its
environment or suprasystem. ... Some types of systems cannot make the
necessary adjustments to survive environmental stresses, so they become extinct
as a ...
They include within their boundaries much of the environment into which wastes
are extruded. As the number of components of the living subsystems and the
number of artifacts increase, this environment becomes more and more nearly ...
(a) Adjustments to the environmental effects of the society's use of matter and
energy. ... and distribution of organisms are appropriate to the amount of matter-
energy available for input and to the capacity of the environment to recycle waste.
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I purchased this book many years ago and found it very enlighting. The shredout concept was of particular interest to me in that it provided ways to look at various living systems from micro to macro. It has a lot of detail which I never was able to get around to studying, but appears to have influenced my thinking which was later documented in a series of blogs http://www.bcswonline.com/blog/index.html
I still have a copy and refer to it.
TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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