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Fritjof Capra

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Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. Dr. Capra is the author of four international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), and The Web of Life (1996). His most recent book, The Hidden Connections, was published in 2002.

Capra has been the focus of over 50 television interviews, documentaries, and talk shows in Europe, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan, and has been featured in major international magazines and newspapers. He... Read More

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The Hidden Connections
A Science for Sustainable Living
Written by Fritjof Capra


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $15.95

The author of the bestselling The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life explores the profound social implications of emerging scientific principles and provides an innovative framework for using them to understand and solve some of the most important issues of our time.

For most of history, scientific investigation was based... Read more >

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The Science of Leonardo
Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance
Written by Fritjof Capra


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 2, 2008
Price: $18.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Science of Leonardo
Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance
Written by Fritjof Capra


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Turning Point
Science, Society, and the Rising Culture
Written by Fritjof Capra


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1984
Price: $21.00

The dynamics underlying the major problems of our time-cancer, crime, pollution, nuclear power, inflation, the energy shortage-are all the same. We have reached a time of dramatic and potentially dangerous change, a turning point for the planet as a whole. We need a new vision of reality, one that allows the... Read more >

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The Web of Life
A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems
Written by Fritjof Capra


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 1997
Price: $17.00

A Library Journal Best Scientific & Technical Book 1996.

The author of The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point explores the shift from linear thinking to systems thinking in the sciences. The web of life is the "interrelationships and interdependencies of psychological, biological, social, and cultural phenomena." Capra explores how to... Read more >
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