- Title Pages
- Introduction: A Fresh Perspective on Work
- 1 The Ancient Patterns of Work in Living Systems
- 2 Energy, Information, and the Work of the Brain
- 3 Performance-Yield Trade-offs in Work in Manufactured and Living Systems: Design Centering Looks at the World of Work
- 4 The Impact of Photosynthetic Work on Earth, Climate, and the Biosphere
- 5 Niche Construction and Human Behavioral Ecology: Tools for Understanding Work
- 6 The Work of Designers: Cultures of Making and Representation
- 7 Working on the Edge Today: Dissatisfaction, Adaptation, and Performance
- 8 Do Energy Allocations Affect Work Performance? The Working Energy/Take-Home Energy Trade-off Hypothesis
- 9 Responding to the Challenges of the Environment: Stressors, the Brain, and Work
- Reflections: On Exploring Work in Living Systems
- Work Meets Life
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