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The systems view of life : a unifying vision

The systems view of life : a unifying vision

Author: Fritjof Capra; Pier Luigi Luisi
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback ed., 8th printingView all editions and formats

Taking a broad sweep through history and across scientific disciplines, this volume integrates the ideas, models, and theories underlying the systems view of life into a single coherent framework.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fritjof Capra; Pier Luigi Luisi
ISBN: 9781316616437 1316616436 9781107011366 1107011361
OCLC Number: 1090350334
Description: XIV, 498 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: paradigms in science and society; Part I. The Mechanistic World View: 1. The Newtonian world-machine; 2. The mechanistic view of life; 3. Mechanistic social thought; Part II. The Rise of Systems Thinking: 4. From the parts to the whole; 5. Classical systems theories; 6. Complexity theory; Part III. A New Conception of Life: 7. What is life?; 8. Order and complexity in the living world; 9. Darwin and biological evolution; 10. The quest for the origin of life on Earth; 11. The human adventure; 12. Mind and consciousness; 13. Science and spirituality; 14. Life, mind, and society; 15. The systems view of health; Part IV. Sustaining the Web of Life: 16. The ecological dimension of life; 17. Connecting the dots: systems thinking and the state of the world; 18. Systemic solutions; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Fritjof Capra, Pier Luigi Luisi.


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'Partly an enjoyable survey of exciting new developments in systems biology, valuable to any student of biology or science, and partly a bold blueprint for how we might preserve our future on Earth.' Read more...

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