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The Hidden Connections

A Science for Sustainable Living
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Doubleday
 | 
January, 2004
ISBN:
9780385494724
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$23.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In The Hidden Connections, the physicist who wrote The Tao of Physics—the first book to explore the relationships between modern physics and Eastern mysticism—teases out the hidden connections between science and our social structures, establishing a framework by which we can understand and solve some of the most important issues of our time.

Applying the principles of complexity theory to an analysis of the broad sphere of all human interactions, Capra posits 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.” In a lucid and convincing argument, Capra 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 issues as the management of human organizations, the challenges and dangers of economic globalization, and the nature and problems of biotechnology. He concludes with an authoritative, often provocative plan for designing ecologically sustainable communities and technologies as alternatives to the current economic globalization.

A brilliant examination of the relationship between science and our social systems, The Hidden Connections is sparking enormous debate in the scientific community and invites us to think about the future of humanity in a new way.

Also by Fritjof Capra are The Web of Life and The Turning Point.

Publisher’s Description: 

Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, here explores another frontier in the human significance of scientific ideasapplying complexity theory to large-scale social interaction.

In the 1980s, complexity theory emerged as a powerful alternative to classic, linear thought. A forerunner of that revolution, Fritjof Capra now continues to expand the scope of that theory by establishing a framework in which we can understand and solve some of the most important issues of our time. Capra posits that in order to sustain life, the principles underlying our social institutions must be consistent with the broader organization of nature. Discussing pertinent contemporary issues ranging from the controversial practices of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to the Human Genome Project, he concludes with an authoritative, often provocative plan for designing ecologically sustainable communities and technologies as alternatives to the current economic globalization.

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