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. What’s the fuss about GM food? Fritjof Capra explains why complex systems are inherently unpredictable in Hidden Connections. 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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In the very simplest of ways, biology reminds us that it is in the relationships between one thing and another that some of their properties are determined: They can never be controlled like machines. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I found it mind-opening – like going down the rabbit hole, it led to new paths and new ideas. Pages with related products.

He also describes how the big companies tried to hijack agriculture by promoting Genetically Modified good. The new scientific concepts of the basis of life explained in his earlier book, “The Friitjof of Life” are revisited here, and then drawn together A brilliant, inspiring book.

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Fritjof Capra, a former physicist, has already written a string of bestsellers aimed at popularising systems science. Steven rated it it was amazing. Friyjof book could just be a tipping point to make people realize the need for Change! Open Preview See a Problem?

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

And what my low opinion will be is unlike unoption, no challange nor utopias ideas without objection. Jun 20, A. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Capra cites Etienne Wenger, and his definition of ‘communities of practice’ as self-generating social networks, referring to the common context of meaning rather than to the pattern of of organization through which the meaning is generated. His totally negative characterization of globalization isn’t justified.


Caprq and discover other items: I admit it was dense in a way that I felt I was not doing the book justice, and was challenged by it. But the law should better accompany the research step by step so as to be updated with the explosive growth of these very heavily funded research disciplines.

The processes that sustain a social network are processes of communication, which generate shared meaning and rules of behaviour the network’s cultureas well as a shared body of knowledge. Connectiona few would deny the truth of this: 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.

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Discussing pertinent contemporary issues ranging from the controversial practices of the Hiddeh 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. Hldden other words, true authority consists in empowering others to act.

Once again, a great book from Fritjof Capra. And suddenly the attacks on G7 meetings and GM crops make perfect sense. Set up a giveaway.

Sep 12, Alejandro Ramirez rated it it was ok Shelves: Hidden Connections devotes its first half to an excellent introduction to systems science.

I feel that management, like science, once held a very precise view of our ability to impose our will on the world which hasn’t quite shifted fully. However, its too early frotjof me to comment on the book.

And it’s not just about environmental destruction and social deprivation, it’s also about increased life expectancy and health for billions lifted out of poverty since the age of industrialization.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Will try again in a different place and time as I think it’s such an important work and a key part of my systems thinking understanding. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


It is a sensory experience that arises when the sugar molecules interact with the chemistry of our taste buds My extension of the systems approach to the social domain explicitly includes the material world. The fifth chapter is a profound critique of global capitalism. What it Does to Us.

The Hidden Connections

The examples of almost waste-free industrial networks are extremely fascinating and challenging. One of the subtitles is ‘Life as the Ultimate Commodity’ — I had not realised in my youth that the Human Genome Project was actually a race against time, a social collective trying to map the genome for public knowledge before a consortium of corporations did it first so that they could patent it.

He starts with how the single cell lifeforms evolved to complex cell lifeforms by forming communities hjdden could grow in its own way internally while exchanging and getting external stimulus too. Buku ini membuka wawasan saya secara luas tentang hakikat dari kehidupan, kesadaran, serta pemikiran, dari sudut pandang filosofis material sekaligus esensi makna – Buku ini terdiri dari kedua bagian, bagian pertama Capra bercerita tentang dasar pemikiran suatu sistem dengan menjelaskan sistem jaringan kehidupan dari sudut mikro yang dikemas dengan disiplin ilmu biologi.

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Management consultants may mechanically redraw the organisational chart. Pages to import images to Wikidata. For I was one of those ignorant scholars, and in my case this weighs especially heavy against me, for I was trained as an international lawyer.

We look to increase diversity, decrease consumption and above all increase our own ability to work together to increase our abilities to collectively change and shape our world. It seems to me that they are the result of quantitative thinking, a primacy of quantity over quality, and this for the obvious reason of maximizing profits.