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Capra, Fritjof

Works: 212 works in 602 publications in 18 languages and 14,244 library holdings
Genres: Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History  Biography  Documentary films  Environmental films  Live-action/animation films  Drama  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator, Speaker
Classifications: QC6, 501
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fritjof Capra
The Tao of physics : an exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism by Fritjof Capra( Book )

42 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies similarities between the concept of a harmonious universe that emerges from the theories of modern physics and the vision of a continuously interactive world conceived by Eastern mystics
The web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems by Fritjof Capra( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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.[from the publisher]
The science of Leonardo : inside the mind of the great genius of the Renaissance by Fritjof Capra( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Leonardo da Vinci's scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide range. He studied the flight patterns of birds to create some of the first human flying machines; designed military weapons and defenses; studied optics, hydraulics, and the workings of the human circulatory system; and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing principles still used by city planners today. Perhaps most importantly, Leonardo pioneered an empirical, systematic approach to the observation of nature-what is known today as the scientific method. Drawing on over 6,000 pages of Leonardo's surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo's artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview. In this fascinating portrait of a thinker centuries ahead of his time, Leonardo singularly emerges as the unacknowledged "father of modern science."
Green politics by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirt! : the movie by Neisen Ben( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to
The hidden connections : integrating the biological, cognitive, and social dimensions of life into a science of sustainability by Fritjof Capra( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author applies the principles of complexity theory to an analysis of the broad sphere of all human interactions. The author points out that in order to sustain life in the future, the principles underlying our social institutions must be consistent with the organization that nature has evolved to sustain the "web of life." The author also explains how the theoretical ideas of science can be applied to the practical concerns of our time. Covering every aspect of human nature and society, he discusses such vital matters as the management of human organizations, the challenges and dangers of economic globalization, and the nature and problems of biotechnology. He concludes with a plan for designing ecologically sustainable communities and technologies as alternatives to the current economic globalization
Belonging to the universe : explorations on the frontiers of science and spirituality by Fritjof Capra( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations which took place at the Esalen Institute in California. (p. vii)
The turning point : science, society, and the rising culture by Fritjof Capra( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are trying to apply the concepts of an outdated world view--the mechanistic world view of Cartesian-Newtonian science--to a reality that can no longer be understood in terms of these concepts ... To describe this world appropriately, we need an ecological perspective that the Cartesian world view does not offer." (Preface 15,16)
The systems view of life : a unifying vision by Fritjof Capra( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Danish and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past thirty years, a new systemic conception of life has emerged at the forefront of science. New emphasis has been given to complexity, networks, and patterns of organisation leading to a novel kind of 'systemic' thinking. This volume integrates the ideas, models, and theories underlying the systems view of life into a single coherent framework. Taking a broad sweep through history and across scientific disciplines, the authors examine the appearance of key concepts such as autopoiesis, dissipative structures, social networks, and a systemic understanding of evolution. The implications of the systems view of life for health care, management, and our global ecological and economic crises are also discussed. Written primarily for undergraduates, it is also essential reading for graduate students and researchers interested in understanding the new systemic conception of life and its implications for a broad range of professions - from economics and politics to medicine, psychology and law."
Mindwalk( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly a conversation on the sad state of the world among three people (a poet, a physicist and a politician) roaming a picturesque French isle
Learning from Leonardo : decoding the notebooks of a genius by Fritjof Capra( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, architect, inventor, writer, and even musician--the archetypal Renaissance man. But he was also, Fritjof Capra argues, a profoundly modern man. Not only did Leonardo invent the empirical scientific method over a century before Galileo and Francis Bacon, but Capra's decade-long study of Leonardo's fabled notebooks reveal him as a systems thinker centuries before the term was coined. He believed the key to truly understanding the world was in perceiving the connections between phenomena and the larger patterns formed by those relationships. This is precisely the kind of holistic approach the complex problems we face today demand. Capra describes seven defining characteristics of Leonardo da Vinci's genius and includes a list of over forty discoveries Leonardo made that weren't rediscovered until centuries later. Leonardo pioneered entire fields--fluid dynamics, theoretical botany, aerodynamics, embryology. Capra's overview of Leonardo's thought follows the organizational scheme Leonardo himself intended to use if he ever published his notebooks. So in a sense, this is Leonardo's science as he himself would have presented it. Leonardo da Vinci saw the world as a dynamic, integrated whole, so he always applied concepts from one area to illuminate problems in another. For example, his studies of the movement of water informed his ideas about how landscapes are shaped, how sap rises in plants, how air moves over a bird's wing, and how blood flows in the human body. His observations of nature enhanced his art, his drawings were integral to his scientific studies, and he brought art and science together in his extraordinarily beautiful and elegant mechanical and architectural designs. Obviously, we can't all be geniuses on the scale of Leonardo da Vinci. But by exploring the mind of the preeminent Renaissance genius, we can gain profound insights into how best to address the challenges of the 21st century"--
The web of life : a new synthesis of mind and matter by Fritjof Capra( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Web of Life Capra offers a radical 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
Lebensnetz : ein neues Verständnis der lebendigen Welt by Fritjof Capra( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ecology of law : toward a legal system in tune with nature and community by Fritjof Capra( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an outdated worldview. In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author, physicist, and systems theorist Fritjof Capra and distinguished legal scholar Ugo Mattei show how, by incorporating concepts from modern science, the law can become an integral part of bringing about a better world. This is the first book to trace the fascinating parallel history of law and science from antiquity to modern times, showing how the two disciplines have always influenced each other - until recently. In the past few years, the scientific paradigm has shifted dramatically, from seeing the natural world as a kind of cosmic machine to understanding it as a network of fluidly interacting communities. But law is stuck in a mechanistic, seventeenth-century view that the world is made up of discrete individual parts. This has led to legal theory focusing on these parts and ignoring the bigger picture - for example, elevating the rights of individual property owners over the good of the community. But Capra and Mattei outline the basic concepts and structures of a legal order consistent with the ecological principles that sustain life on this planet. This is a profound and visionary reconceptualization of the very foundations of the Western legal system, with profound implications for the future of our planet."--Publisher's website
The Tao of physics by Fritjof Capra( Recording )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Capra explores the parallels between the ancient tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism and the revelations coming from modern particle accelerators and laboratories
Le Temps du changement : science, société et nouvelle culture by Fritjof Capra( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un ouvrage précédent, ##Le tao de la physique##, l'auteur mettait en parallèles la physique moderne et l'ancienne sagesse orientale. Il propose maintenant une nouvelle vision de la réalité, basée "sur une approche holistique des phénomènes, c'est-à-dire globale et non fractionnée. Penser globalement, agir localement est une clé majeure de cette vision systémique". A lire sans tarder
Wendezeit im Christentum : Perspektiven für eine aufgeklärte Theologie by Fritjof Capra( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in German and Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La trama de la vida : una nueva perspectiva de los sistemas vivos by Fritjof Capra( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das systemisch-evolutionäre Management : der neue Horizont für Unternehmer( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Emerging new culture( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series moderator Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove interviews Dr. Fritjof Capra on the holistic culture that has emerged in the late twentieth century
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The web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems
Alternative Names
Capra, F. 1939-

Carpa, Fritjof 1939-

Fritčhǭp Khāprā

Fritjof Capra American physicist

Fritjof Capra austerriksk fysikar

Fritjof Capra fisico e saggista austriaco

Fritjof Capra Oostenrijks natuurkundige

Fritjof Capra österreichischer Physiker, Systemtheoretiker, Philosoph, Autor

Fritjof Capra österrikisk fysiker

Fritjof Capra østerriksk fysiker

Fritjof Capra østrigsk fysiker

Fritjof Capra physicien américain

Kapra, Fritjof

Khāprā, Fritčhǭp

Qâpra, Frîṭyôf 1939-

Капра, Фритьоф

Капра, Фритьоф 1939-

קאפרה, פריטיוף

קפרה, פריטיוף

فریجوف کاپرا فیزیک‌دان اتریشی

ਫ਼ਰਿਟਜੋਫ਼ ਕਾਪਰਾ

ഫ്രിജോഫ് കാപ്ര

คาปร้า, ฟริตจ๊อฟ

ฟริตจ๊อฟ คาปร้า

카푸라, F. 1939-

카프라, 프리초프 1939-

카프라, 프리쵸프 1939-

カプラ, フリッチョフ


The web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systemsThe science of Leonardo : inside the mind of the great genius of the RenaissanceThe hidden connections : integrating the biological, cognitive, and social dimensions of life into a science of sustainabilityBelonging to the universe : explorations on the frontiers of science and spiritualityThe turning point : science, society, and the rising cultureMindwalkThe web of life : a new synthesis of mind and matterThe Tao of physics