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Main Title Web of life : a new scientific understanding of living systems /
Author Capra, Fritjof.
Publisher Anchor Books,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 37800841
ISBN 0385476760 9780385476768
Subjects Life (Biology) ; Biological systems ; System theory
Local Library Info
Library Local Subject Local Note
EOA sustainability collection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  QH501.C375 1997 Copy 1 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/30/2019 STATUS
EKBM  QH501.C375 1997 Copy 2 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/30/2019
EOAM  QH501.C375 1997 sustainability collection Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 05/02/2003
Edition 1st Anchor Books trade paperback ed.
Collation xix, 347 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. {325}-333) and index.
Contents Notes
Cultural context: Deep ecology-New paradigm -- Rise of systems thinking: From the parts to the whole -- Systems theories -- Logic of the mind -- Pieces of the puzzle: Models of self-organization -- Mathematics of complexity -- Nature of life: New synthesis -- Dissipative structures -- Self-making -- Unfolding of life -- Bringing forth a world -- Knowing that we know -- Epilogue: Ecological literacy -- Appendix: Bateson revisited. In his international bestsellers "The Tao of Physics" and "The Turning Point", Fritjof Capra justaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. Now, in "The Web of Life", he takes yet another giant step forward, offering a brilliant systhesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, and chaos theory.