Keith Burich

Keith Burich nsIn hmolscience, Keith Robert Burich (c.1950-) is an American historian noted, in human thermodynamics, for a number of publications, from 1987 to 1991, on the physics-based history thermodynamics ideas and theories of Henry Adams, e.g. his social phase concepts; much of which seems to be a critique, extension, or rather continuation of American historian William Jordy’s earlier 1952 work Henry Adams: Scientific Historian.

Overview
In 1987, Burch published “Henry Adams, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and the Course of History”,

Education
Burich completed his PhD in 1979, in history, with a thesis on “The Catholic Church and American Intellectuals: from Cooper to Santayana”, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [2] Burich currently is a history professor at Canisius College.

References
1. Burich, Keith R. (1987). “Henry Adams, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and the Course of History” (abs). Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Jul-Sep.), pp. 467-482.
2. Burich, Keith R. (1979). “The Catholic Church and American Intellectuals: from Cooper to Santayana” (abs), PhD thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Further reading
● Burich, Keith R. (1989). “Our Power is Always Running Ahead of Our Mind: Henry Adams’ Phases of History”, New England Quarterly, 62: 163-86.
● Burich, Keith R. (1996). “Henry Adams and the Rise and Fall of Luminiferous Ether”, Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, pgs. 57-84.
● Burich, Keith R. (1991). “Henry Adams’ Annis Mirabilis: 1900 and the Making of a Modernist”, American Studies, 32: 103-.

External links
Keith Burch (faculty) – Canisius College.

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