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It is interesting that some nonliving systems, particularly various sorts of counters,
display comparable information input overload phenomena. For instance, as the
rate of ionizing radiations entering a Geiger counter increases, the counter ...
... playing periods at various information input rates. (From H. M. Schroder, M. J.
Driver, & S. Streufert. Human information processing: individuals and groups
functioning in complex social situations. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
A wide range of cytochemical methods, such as use of cellular stains, make it
possible to see and measure otherwise invisible cellular components, and to
determine the presence and concentrations of various molecules or classes of ...
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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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