Spokes 6: Table of Contents

Spokes 6: The Fruits of Civilization   Table of Contents   790 pages   {Notes}

                Fire Pistons
        Heat Engines
            Steam Engines
                Roasting Jacks
            Internal Combustion Engines
        Computer Components
                Digital Equipment Corporation
            Personal Computers
                Xerox PARC
                Apple Computer
                IBM PC
                Unix & C
                Object Orientation
                    Software Swell
            The Internet
                World Wide Web
                    Adobe Flash
            Technical Support
            Faith in Technology

        The Dismal Science
        Scales of Economics
        The Founding of Economics
        Ethical Qualms
        The Roman Empire
        Medieval Europe
            Urban Revival
            By Land & Sea
            Trading Companies
                Waterwheels & Windmills
            Time Is Money
            The Black Death
        The Early Modern Period
            Age of Discovery
                    Christopher Columbus
                Spanish Conquistadors
            30 Years’ War
            The Dutch Golden Age
                Tulip Mania
            Industrial Technology
                    Knitting Trouble
            Energy Production
                The Slave Trade
                    The South Sea Bubble
                    The Mississippi Bubble
                Merchant Navies
                The American Revolution
            Child Labor
            Industrial Evolution
                Industrial Innovation
                    Industrial Chemistry
                Fossil Fuels
                    Generation & Distribution
                    Nuclear Power
                        Nuclear Power in Japan
                Renewable Energy
                    Wind Power
                    Solar Power
                        Solar Concentrators
                The Working Class
                    Labor Unions
                    The Prophecy of Marx
            Imperial Russia
                The 1997 East Asian Crisis
        The Modern World Economy
            War & Economic Disintegration
            The Gold Standard
            Economic Cycles
            Network Effects
            Financial Crises
                    The Panic of 1873
            The Great Depression
            The Post-War World
                    Oil Shocks
                    Black Monday (19 October 1987)
                    The Dot-Com Bubble
                    Tweaking Financial Vitality
            American Property Bubbles
            The 2008 Recession
                    Wells Fargo
                    Credit Card Companies
        Adam Smith
        Justus Möser
        Thomas Malthus
        Wilhelm Hegal
        David Ricardo
        Jean Sismondi
        John Stuart Mill
        Karl Marx
        Neoclassical Economics
        Thorstein Veblen
        Joseph Schumpeter
        John Maynard Keynes
        Irving Fischer
        Friedrich Hayek
        Ronald Coase
            The Nature of the Firm
        Milton Friedman
        John Kenneth Galbraith
        Paul Samuelson
        E.F. Schumacher
        Alfred E. Kahn
            Natural Monopolies
    Economics in Context
        Economics & Psychology
            Interest Rates
            Stock Markets
                Computerized Stock Trading
                    1962 Flash Crash
                Nocturnal Profits
            Dynamic Pricing
        Market Clearing
        Alternative Pricing
        Gyres of Waste
        Price & Externalities
    The Rational Animal
        Unrealistic Assumptions
                    Herbal Supplements
            Communication Dysfunction
        Mergers & Acquisitions
            Merger Waves
    Market Power
                    Kuznets Curves
                Regional Discrepancies
        Labor/Capital Rewards
                    Farm Workers
            Corporate Inequity
                CEO Pay
                Company Size Wage Discrepancy
                    Hedge Funds
        Societal Impact
            Political Impact
        The Economic Value of Skill
        Employment Figures
        Precarious Employment
        Labor Market Fluidity
        Employment & Inflation
        Shipping Jobs Overseas
                    Apple Computer
                        Rena Plaza Collapse
    The Value of Economics

The Fruits of Civilization
    Ecological Impact
                    Easter Island
                The Chemistry of China
                Water Quality
                    Pigs Afloat
                    Algae Blooms
                Soil Quality
                Air Pollution
            United States
            The Anthropocene
        Climate Change
                    The Meking River Delta
                Carbon Dioxide
                    Plants to the Rescue
                Nitrous Oxide
                The Ozonosphere
                    Thomas Midgley Jr.
                Global Dimming
            Ocean Warming
                Oceanic Anoxia
            Deglaciation & Rising Sea Level
                    American Toxic Sites
            The World in Motion
                Dusted Oceans
                    The Dust Bowl
                    Arial Sea
                    Owens Lake
            Buildings & Birds
            Undersea Noise
                    Navy Sonar
                    Henderson Island
            Coral Reefs
                    The Chinese in the South China Sea
                    The Americans in South Florida
                    The Great Lakes
                Mine Tailings Storage
                Tap Water in America
                    Bottled Water
                    Last Stop
                    California’s Central Valley
                    California Going Dry
                    Space Junk
                Amazon Rainforest
                    African Baobab
                Trees Downed by Trade
                    Prairie Dogs
                    King Penguins
        Proposed Solutions
    Food Production
            Food Waste
                Fish Discards
                    Farmed Fish
            Junk Food
        US Agriculture
        The Green Revolution
            Deadly Adjuvants
        Pollinator Downfall
        Nutritional Quality
        Genetically Modified Organisms
        Food Irradiation
        Organic Farming
                    New Zealand Cow Seep
        The Future of Food
        The Future