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Capra, Fritjof

Works: 131 works in 670 publications in 12 languages and 13,421 library holdings
Genres: Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Creator, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: QC6, 501
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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 )
75 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,458 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 turning point : science, society, and the rising culture by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
50 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,030 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"We are trying to apply the concepts of an outdated world view--the mechanistic world view of Cartesian-Newtonian science--to a reality that can no longer be understood in terms of these concepts...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 web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,718 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 )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,376 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 Fritjof Capra ( Book )
23 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belonging to the universe : explorations on the frontiers of science and spirituality by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wendezeit : Bausteine für e. neues Weltbild by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
52 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Autor (Professor für Physik) entwirft ein alternatives Weltbild auf der Grundlage intuitiven Denkens, dabei werden Fragen der Physik, Biologie, Psychologie, Wirtschaft berührt
The web of life : a new synthesis of mind and matter by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 247 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
Learning from Leonardo : decoding the notebooks of a genius by Fritjof Capra ( )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 232 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 hidden connections : a science for sustainable living by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Tao der Physik : d. Konvergenz von westl. Wiss. u. östl. Philosophie by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
33 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in German and English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lebensnetz : ein neues Verständnis der lebendigen Welt by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tao of physics by Fritjof Capra ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 116 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 )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in French and held by 102 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
The hidden connections by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 94 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
Le Tao de la physique by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
32 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De schrijver legt verband tussen de inzichten van de quantummechanica en die van de Oosterse filosofie
Belonging to the universe : new thinking about God and nature by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Systemisch evolutionäre Management : der neue Horizont für Unterhehmer ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il tao della fisica by Fritjof Capra ( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Capra, F. 1939-
Carpa, Fritjof 1939-
Kapra, Fritjof
Qâpra, Frîṭyôf 1939-
Капра, Фритьоф, 1939-
קאפרה, פריטיוף
カプラ, フリッチョフ
English (216)
German (106)
French (29)
Italian (22)
Spanish (9)
Danish (8)
Japanese (3)
Portuguese (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Indonesian (1)
Dutch (1)
Slovenian (1)