The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems
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."
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This is my first exposure to Fritjof Capra, and I am greatly impressed with his ability to put the concept of networks in a context that applies to organisms, ecosystems, human social structures, economies and the Earth as self organizing and self perpetuating structures. He presents these structures as networks described by nonlinear mathematics, chaos theory and fractal geometry, in an exciting and understandable way. There are far reaching implications that may be drawn from the concept of the emergence of new and unpredictable levels of organization in systems far from equilibrium. I would say this is a must read for any student of the philosophy of science.
It has changed my perspective in interesting ways, and given me a banquet of new ideas.
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Capra is a stunningly clear and conscious scientific writer. His enthusiasm for science pours through in his writings. In the Web of Life, he yet again destroys the rigid and outmoded mechanistic ... Read full review
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