Fritjof Capra Web of Life

ISBN 13: 9780006547518

Web of Life

4.15 avg rating
( 1,363 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780006547518: Web of Life

The vitality and accessibility of Fritjof Capra's ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the frontiers of scientific, social, and philosophical thought. In his international bestsellers "The Tao of Physics" and "The Turning Point, " he juxtaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. In "The Web of Life, " Capra takes yet another giant step, setting forth a new scientific language to describe interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biological, physical, social, and cultural phenomena--the "web of life."During the past twenty-five years, scientists have challenged conventional views of evolution and the organization of living systems and have developed new theories with revolutionary philosophical and social implications. Fritjof Capra has been at the forefront of this revolution. In "The Web of Life, " Capra offers a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, chaos theory, and other explanations of the properties of organisms, social systems, and ecosystems. Capra's surprising findings stand in stark contrast to accepted paradigms of mechanism and Darwinism and provide an extraordinary new foundation for ecological policies that will allow us to build and sustain communities without diminishing the opportunities for future generations.Now available in paperback for the first time, "The Web of Life" is cutting-edge science writing in the tradition of James Gleick's "Chaos, " Gregory Bateson's "Mind and Matter, " and Ilya Prigogine's "Order Out of Chaos."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Fritjof Capra received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna and has done research in high-energy physics at several European and American universities. Capra has written and lectured extensively about the philosophical implications of modern science and is author of 'The Tao of Physics', 'The Turning Point' and 'Uncommon Wisdom'. Currently Director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.

From AudioFile:

This is a work that defies categorization. It is a fascinating attempt to synthesize all of human knowledge and experience with Taoist religion. One could call it "Darwin and Einstein meet the Buddha." Michael Prichard's reading of this abridgment is adequate. His diction is excellent, and his pacing reminds this reviewer of a newsreel. While the narration is performed without emotion or variation, his pacing keeps this unique work from becoming monotonous. M.T.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fritjof Capra
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The vitality and accessibility of Fritjof Capra s ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the frontiers of scientific, social, and philosophical thought. In his international bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point, he juxtaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. In The Web of Life, Capra takes yet another giant step, setting forth a new scientific language to describe interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biological, physical, social, and cultural phenomena--the web of life. During the past twenty-five years, scientists have challenged conventional views of evolution and the organization of living systems and have developed new theories with revolutionary philosophical and social implications. Fritjof Capra has been at the forefront of this revolution. In The Web of Life, Capra offers a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, chaos theory, and other explanations of the properties of organisms, social systems, and ecosystems. Capra s surprising findings stand in stark contrast to accepted paradigms of mechanism and Darwinism and provide an extraordinary new foundation for ecological policies that will allow us to build and sustain communities without diminishing the opportunities for future generations.Now available in paperback for the first time, The Web of Life is cutting-edge science writing in the tradition of James Gleick s Chaos, Gregory Bateson s Mind and Matter, and Ilya Prigogine s Order Out of Chaos. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780006547518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fritjof Capra
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The vitality and accessibility of Fritjof Capra s ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the frontiers of scientific, social, and philosophical thought. In his international bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point, he juxtaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. In The Web of Life, Capra takes yet another giant step, setting forth a new scientific language to describe interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biological, physical, social, and cultural phenomena--the web of life. During the past twenty-five years, scientists have challenged conventional views of evolution and the organization of living systems and have developed new theories with revolutionary philosophical and social implications. Fritjof Capra has been at the forefront of this revolution. In The Web of Life, Capra offers a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, chaos theory, and other explanations of the properties of organisms, social systems, and ecosystems. Capra s surprising findings stand in stark contrast to accepted paradigms of mechanism and Darwinism and provide an extraordinary new foundation for ecological policies that will allow us to build and sustain communities without diminishing the opportunities for future generations.Now available in paperback for the first time, The Web of Life is cutting-edge science writing in the tradition of James Gleick s Chaos, Gregory Bateson s Mind and Matter, and Ilya Prigogine s Order Out of Chaos. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780006547518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fritjof Capra
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800065475180000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fritjof Capra
Published by Flamingo (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000180613

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Capra, Fritjof
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Book Condition: New. 1997. Paperback. Capra argues that at the end of the 20th century we are shifting away from the mechanistic world of Descartes and Newton to a holistic, ecological view. He establishes patterns between ideas from such diverse fields as Buddhism and quantum physics. Num Pages: 336 pages, diagrams. BIC Classification: HP; PDA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 132 x 22. Weight in Grams: 250. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780006547518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fritjof Capra
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter, Fritjof Capra, The vitality and accessibility of Fritjof Capra's ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the frontiers of scientific, social, and philosophical thought. In his international bestsellers "The Tao of Physics" and "The Turning Point, " he juxtaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. In "The Web of Life, " Capra takes yet another giant step, setting forth a new scientific language to describe interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biological, physical, social, and cultural phenomena--the "web of life."During the past twenty-five years, scientists have challenged conventional views of evolution and the organization of living systems and have developed new theories with revolutionary philosophical and social implications. Fritjof Capra has been at the forefront of this revolution. In "The Web of Life, " Capra offers a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, chaos theory, and other explanations of the properties of organisms, social systems, and ecosystems. Capra's surprising findings stand in stark contrast to accepted paradigms of mechanism and Darwinism and provide an extraordinary new foundation for ecological policies that will allow us to build and sustain communities without diminishing the opportunities for future generations.Now available in paperback for the first time, "The Web of Life" is cutting-edge science writing in the tradition of James Gleick's "Chaos, " Gregory Bateson's "Mind and Matter, " and Ilya Prigogine's "Order Out of Chaos.". Bookseller Inventory # B9780006547518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Capra, Fritjof
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. Book Condition: New. 1997. Paperback. Capra argues that at the end of the 20th century we are shifting away from the mechanistic world of Descartes and Newton to a holistic, ecological view. He establishes patterns between ideas from such diverse fields as Buddhism and quantum physics. Num Pages: 336 pages, diagrams. BIC Classification: HP; PDA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 132 x 22. Weight in Grams: 250. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780006547518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Fritjof Capra
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 1997-07-01, London (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 1997-07-01, London, 1997. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780006547518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fritjof Capra
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0006547516. Bookseller Inventory # ST0006547516

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fritjof Capra
Published by Flamingo (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006547516 ISBN 13: 9780006547518
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780006547518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.57
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book