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

Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In his international bestsellers "The Tao of Physics" and "The Turning Point", Fritjof Capra justaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. Now, in "The Web of Life", he takes yet another giant step forward, offering a brilliant systhesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, and chaos theory.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fritjof Capra
ISBN: 0385476760 9780385476768
OCLC Number: 37800841
Description: xix, 347 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Cultural context: Deep ecology-New paradigm --
Rise of systems thinking: From the parts to the whole --
Systems theories --
Logic of the mind --
Pieces of the puzzle: Models of self-organization --
Mathematics of complexity --
Nature of life: New synthesis --
Dissipative structures --
Self-making --
Unfolding of life --
Bringing forth a world --
Knowing that we know --
Epilogue: Ecological literacy --
Appendix: Bateson revisited.
Responsibility: Fritjof Capra.

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In his international bestsellers "The Tao of Physics" and "The Turning Point", Fritjof Capra justaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. Now, in "The Web of Life", he takes yet another giant step forward, offering a brilliant systhesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, and chaos theory.

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