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A cybernetic view of biological growth : the Maia hypothesis

Author: Tony Stebbing
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"Maia is the story of an idea - and its development into a working hypothesis - that provides a cybernetic interpretation of how growth is controlled. Growth at this level is controlled by regulating the specific rate of growth. Access to control mechanism output is achieved by perturbing the growing system (using low levels of toxic agents) and then filtering out the consequences. The output of the growth control  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Stebbing
ISBN: 9780521199636 0521199638
OCLC Number: 662153492
Description: xvi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Growth unlimited: blooms, swarms and plagues --
Self-regulating systems: from machines to humans --
The wealth of homeodynamic responses --
A cybernetic approach to growth analysis --
A control mechanism for Maia --
The three levels of adaptation --
Population growth and its control --
Hierarchy: a controlled harmony --
History of hormesis and links to homeopathy --
Maian mechanisms for hormesis and catch-up growth --
Cellular growth control and cancer --
Human overpopulation --
Our finite earth --
The Maia hypothesis and anagenesis.
Responsibility: Tony Stebbing.
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The Maia hypothesis is a novel cybernetic approach to understanding growth processes and the regulation of biological growth.  Read more...

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