skip to content
The web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems

Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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,  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Capra, Fritjof.
Web of life.
New York : Anchor Books, 1996
(OCoLC)622995500
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fritjof Capra
ISBN: 0385476752 9780385476751
OCLC Number: 34513628
Description: xv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The cultural context --
1. Deep ecology : a new paradigm --
pt. 2. The rise of systems thinking --
2. From the parts to the whole --
3. Systems theories --
4. The logic of the mind --
pt. 3. The pieces of the puzzle --
5. Models of self-organization --
6. The mathematics of complexity --
pt. 4. The nature of life --
7. A new synthesis --
8. Dissipative structures --
9. Self-making --
10. The unfolding of life --
11. Bringing forth a world --
12. Knowing what we know --
Epilogue. Ecological literacy.
Responsibility: Fritjof Capra.
More information:

Abstract:

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].

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(10)

User lists with this item (9)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34513628> # The web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "34513628" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1141423> ; # System theory
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/systems_theory> ; # Systems Theory
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/574.01/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/998188> ; # Life (Biology)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/832336> ; # Biological systems
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/biological_science_disciplines> ; # Biological Science Disciplines
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/ecologie> ; # Ecologie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/sistemas_biologicos> ; # Sistemas biológicos
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/ethiek> ; # Ethiek
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/maatschappij> ; # Maatschappij
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/teoria_general_de_sistemas> ; # Teoría general de sistemas
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/570.1/e22/> ;
    schema:bookEdition "1st Anchor Books ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/46758379> ; # Fritjof Capra
    schema:datePublished "1996" ;
    schema:description "pt. 1. The cultural context -- 1. Deep ecology : a new paradigm -- pt. 2. The rise of systems thinking -- 2. From the parts to the whole -- 3. Systems theories -- 4. The logic of the mind -- pt. 3. The pieces of the puzzle -- 5. Models of self-organization -- 6. The mathematics of complexity -- pt. 4. The nature of life -- 7. A new synthesis -- 8. Dissipative structures -- 9. Self-making -- 10. The unfolding of life -- 11. Bringing forth a world -- 12. Knowing what we know -- Epilogue. Ecological literacy."@en ;
    schema:description "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]."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/535671> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/622995500> ;
    schema:name "The web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems"@en ;
    schema:productID "34513628" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/34513628#PublicationEvent/new_york_anchor_books_1996> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Agent/anchor_books> ; # Anchor Books
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780385476751> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9700400> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/34513628> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Agent/anchor_books> # Anchor Books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Anchor Books" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/biological_science_disciplines> # Biological Science Disciplines
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Biological Science Disciplines"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/sistemas_biologicos> # Sistemas biológicos
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sistemas biológicos"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/535671#Topic/teoria_general_de_sistemas> # Teoría general de sistemas
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Teoría general de sistemas"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1141423> # System theory
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "System theory"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/832336> # Biological systems
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Biological systems"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/998188> # Life (Biology)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Life (Biology)"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/46758379> # Fritjof Capra
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Capra" ;
    schema:givenName "Fritjof" ;
    schema:name "Fritjof Capra" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780385476751>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0385476752" ;
    schema:isbn "9780385476751" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/622995500>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Web of life." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34513628> ; # The web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.