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Capra, Fritjof

Works: 236 works in 941 publications in 19 languages and 15,817 library holdings
Genres: Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, Creator, Speaker
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 )
216 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 3,854 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 )
167 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,498 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"We are trying to apply the concepts of an outdated world view--the mechanistic world view of Cartesian-Newtonian science--to a reality that can no longer be understood in terms of these concepts...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)
Steering business toward sustainability by Fritjof Capra( file )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,446 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
The science of Leonardo : inside the mind of the great genius of the Renaissance by Fritjof Capra( Book )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,443 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."
Dirt! the movie ( visu )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,125 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 )
40 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,018 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 )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Learning from Leonardo : decoding the notebooks of a genius by Fritjof Capra( file )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 483 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"--
Mindwalk ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Mainly a conversation on the sad state of the world among three people (a poet, a physicist and a politician) roaming a pictoresque French isle
The web of life : a new synthesis of mind and matter by Fritjof Capra( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 247 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
The systems view of life : a unifying vision by Fritjof Capra( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 198 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."
Uncommon wisdom : conversations with remarkable people by Fritjof Capra( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Lebensnetz : ein neues Verständnis der lebendigen Welt by Fritjof Capra( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 117 libraries worldwide
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 99 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
Belonging to the universe : new thinking about God and nature by Fritjof Capra( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 74 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 libraries worldwide
Léonard de Vinci by Fritjof Capra( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 57 libraries worldwide
En se fondant sur l'étude des Carnets de Léonard de Vinci, l'auteur met en perspective la cohérence de la méthode scientifique et les avancées du génie de la Renaissance et la pensée scientifique actuelle. Avec le fac-similé et la transcription des Carnets
La trama de la vida : una nueva perspectiva de los sistemas vivos by Fritjof Capra( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Reframing complexity : perspectives from the north and south by Epistemological, and Methodological Implications of Complexity Theory International Seminar on the Philosophical( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Capra, F. 1939-
Carpa, Fritjof 1939-
Fritčhǭp Khāprā
Kapra, Fritjof
Khāprā, Fritčhǭp
Qâpra, Frîṭyôf 1939-
Капра, Фритьоф 1939-
קאפרה, פריטיוף
קפרה, פריטיוף
คาปร้า, ฟริตจ๊อฟ
ฟริตจ๊อฟ คาปร้า
カプラ, フリッチョフ
English (273)
German (122)
Spanish (55)
Italian (45)
French (35)
Portuguese (28)
Chinese (9)
Japanese (6)
Polish (6)
Thai (6)
Danish (5)
Turkish (4)
Indonesian (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Czech (2)
Arabic (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
Finnish (1)
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