What’s the fuss about GM food? Fritjof Capra explains why complex systems are inherently unpredictable in Hidden Connections. The Hidden Connections has ratings and 43 reviews. Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, here explores another. Quotes from The Hidden Connection, Fritjof Capra. 1. The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living by Fritjof Capra (click on title for book link;.
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My aim is not only to offer a unified view of life, mind and society, but also to develop a coherent, systemic approach to some of the critical issues of our time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
This book author is such unpredictable phisician and scientist i’ve read the first book, The tao of physics, who present the flux of meme from Green movement control and so on. 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.
He compare In this book the author compares how networking is a fundamental nature at all levels. Views Read Edit View history. Capra takes up the research of Manuel Castellswho explains how globalization is shaped by modern communication technology and network phenomena.
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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Living beings, on the other hand, act autonomously. Currently Director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.
Hidden Connections offers a penetrating analysis of what it means to be a system – an ecological system, a social system, an economic system, any kind of system.
This is the first book I’ve read on his theories.
The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
His Fascinating and informative review of the ‘basics’ of biological life in the first half, but I was unconvinced by the logical progression from that to social application. This book has got me thinking.
Pages to import images to Wikidata. In the future, this strict division will no longer be possible, because the key challenge of this new century — for social hiden, natural scientists and everyone else — will be to build ecologically sustainable communities, designed in such a way that their technologies and social institutions — their material and social structures — do not interfere with nature’s inherent ability to sustain life.
With the advent of improved computer power, scientists could apply complexity theory–nonlinear thinking–to scientific processes far more easily than ever before. It’s not just about the free flow of finance and information, it’s about the free flow of goods and services. Also by Fritjof Capra. In the s, complexity theory emerged as a powerful alternative to classic, linear thought.
I wish the whole book was on the alternatives and solutions. Recent scientific discoveries indicate that all life – from the most primitive cells, up to human societies, corporations and nation-states, even the global economy – is organised along the same In doing so, it hiddden down to the bones of what is happening in the world right now.
Oct 02, Elinor Hurst rated it really liked it. Interesting perspective on how life evolved.
A must for anyone interested in Sustainability. A good writer who makes complex concepts concrete and tied to daily life. Trivia About The Hidden Connec He explains how organizational learning and change can be facilitated by learning from life science. I admit it was dense in a way that I felt I was not doing the book justice, and was challenged by it. Jun 02, Alberto rated it it was amazing.
The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living by Fritjof Capra
To do so, I present a conceptual framework that integrates life’s biologicalcognitive and social dimensions. As Capra explains, the systems view is holistic and organic, whereas conventional thinking is reductionist and blindly mechanical. It is a sensory experience that arises when the sugar molecules interact with the chemistry of our taste buds A brilliant, inspiring book.