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Capra, Fritjof

Works: 269 works in 784 publications in 11 languages and 14,823 library holdings
Genres: Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History  Biography  Documentary films  Environmental films  Live-action/animation films  Drama  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Speaker, Other
Classifications: QC6, 501
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Publications about Fritjof Capra
Publications by Fritjof Capra
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 )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,997 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 )
47 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,928 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 )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,367 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 )
35 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
Ben shu yi xi de lü dang wei zhu, quan mian fen xi le lü se yun dong chu xian de bei jing ji qi zu zhi yuan ze, jie ji gou cheng, huo dong fang shi he nei wai zheng ce, te bie shi fen xi le lü dang guan yu she hui, wen hua, zheng zhi, jing ji yi ji guo ji guan xi de li lun
Dirt! : the movie ( visu )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,171 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. Educational edition includes both the 80 minute version with bonus features and the 40 minute classroom version. Study guide available at
The hidden connections : integrating the biological, cognitive, and social dimensions of life into a science of sustainability by Fritjof Capra( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 669 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 623 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 )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 525 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)
Wendezeit : Bausteine für e. neues Weltbild by Fritjof Capra( Book )
61 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 398 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
Mindwalk ( visu )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 293 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 255 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"
Steering business toward sustainability by Fritjof Capra( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Artikler on hvordan forretningslivet kan leve op til krav om bæredygtig udvikling, for at sikre en fortsat indtjening og udvikling af både forretningsverdenen og samfundet
Das Tao der Physik : d. Konvergenz von westl. Wiss. u. östl. Philosophie by Fritjof Capra( Book )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in German and English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
The Tao of physics by Fritjof Capra( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 101 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
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 95 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
Das systemisch-evolutionäre Management : der neue Horizont für Unternehmer ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in German and held by 77 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 76 libraries worldwide
Il tao della fisica by Fritjof Capra( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Italian and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Belonging to the universe : new thinking about God and nature by Fritjof Capra( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
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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
English (155)
German (107)
Italian (24)
Spanish (18)
Portuguese (12)
Japanese (5)
Indonesian (3)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (2)
Arabic (1)
Korean (1)
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