Modeling Societies and Regimes in Human History
Present capabilities center around modeling major societies as a series of dynasties that rise and fall.
Present areas of research include:
- Rise and fall of dynasties and empires
- Cultural changes in time as a function of dynastic lifecycles
- Comparison of coexisting dynasties
- Modeling societies as a series of dynasties (repeating dynastic lifecycles)
- US transition to sustainable energy sources
- Progression of major (Hewett-Hubbert) regimes
- Interaction between major regimes
- Interaction between minor ("Gibbs") regimes and major regimes
- Transition among regimes
- Changes within a society in reaction to regime progression
- Managing and transcending beyond the rise and fall pattern
- PHE Case Study #1 (pdf)—Colorado San Juans mining region Modeled Via a Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution (1997); this is also found in PHE, 2nd Ed., above.
- PHE Case Study #2 (pdf)—Rise and Fall of Spain's Golden World, an expanded case study concerning Spain and its New World territories.
- Physical History and Economics, Second Edition — Physical History and Economics, 2nd Edition, a mini-treatise (2009)
- Promotional Sheet and Outline (pdf)
- History + Physics = Sustainability—an introduction of the relavance of physical history to sustainability and how this can open up new opportunities for the field of history for research andin the classroom.