Ecodynamics: A New Theory of Societal Evolution (A SageView edition)
Since its publication in 1979, this classic exposition of how society evolves has commanded the attention of both readers and reviewers. In 1981 a new paperback edition was printed, in order to make the book more widely available.
'...the book is an astonishing triumph. For those of us who find something lacking in the narrow precision of our professional work, merely to...more
Hardcover, 361 pages
Published April 1st 1978 by SAGE Publications, Inc
(first published 1978)
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Aug 03, 2011 The Capital Institute rated it 5 of 5 stars
Boulding argues in this text that humanity’s social evolution can be seen as the “evolution of human artifacts.” Social evolution occurs in two parts – physical and biological. Boulding first studies the physical processes that allow life to develop, then looks at the evolution of human artifacts, such as buildings, language and the ability to learn, as a driving force behind evolution in human society. Boulding also looks at the dynamics of evolution and the limits to evolutionary processes, as...more