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(L) The following seven hypotheses concern regular cross-level differences
rather than cross-level formal identities. hypothesis 5.1-25: Channels in living
systems at higher levels in general have lower capacities than those in living
systems at ...
An efficient balance is maintained by decentralized segregation of some
processes and centralized integration of others. Some are under rapid, local,
lower-echelon controls, and others are under slower, more indirect, higher-
... higher-level system; laterally to some or all group members who report to
group; or downwardly if each group member transduces input for himself; artifacts
such as television receiver 3.3.2 Internal transducer A subgroup or individual
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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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