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Main Title The hidden connections : integrating the biological, cognitive, and social dimensions of life into a science of sustainability /
Author Capra, Fritjof.
Publisher Doubleday,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 49375704
ISBN 0385494718; 9780385494717
Subjects New Age movement ; Natuurwetenschappen ; Internationalisatie ; Duurzame ontwikkeling ; Cognitiewetenschap ; Filosofische aspecten
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EOA sustainability collection
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EOAM  BP605.N48C365 2002 sustainability collection Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 05/02/2003
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xix, 300 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-292) and index.
Contents Notes
Life, Mind, and Society -- The Nature of Life -- Mind and Consciousness -- Social Reality -- The Challenges of the Twenty-first Century -- Life and Leadership in Organizations -- The Networks of Global Capitalism -- Biotechnology at a Turning Point -- Changing the Game. 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.