Learning from Leonardo

  Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2013 Learning from Leonardo is a fascinating read and unveils much of Leonardo’s unique personality, and especially the nature of his scientific and human genius. It seems conceptually be the second volume of Capra’s earlier book on Leonard’s science. I have a feel that these two… Continue reading Learning from Leonardo

The Science of Leonardo

  Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance, New York: Anchor Books, 2008, First published with Doubleday, 2007 Fritjof Capra notes in his elucidating study on Leonardo, The Science of Leonardo (2007/2008), that the great polymath of the Renaissance was contrary to common belief not a mechanistic thinker, as were later, for example, Francis… Continue reading The Science of Leonardo

Steering Business Toward Sustainability

  Edited with Wolfgang Pauli, New York: United Nations University Press, 1995 Steering Business Toward Sustainability is a book of high practical value for leaders and organizations who are conscious of the need for deep ecology and the challenge we presently face to update most of our basic business routines and procedures in order to build… Continue reading Steering Business Toward Sustainability

The Hidden Connections

  A Science for Sustainable Living, New York: Anchor Books, 2004 The Hidden Connections is perhaps the most lucid of Capra’s books. This being said, I could well imagine that if you begin reading Capra with the present book, without reading his previous books first, you might get stuck somewhere in the midst of it—simply because… Continue reading The Hidden Connections

The Web of Life

  A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems, New York: Anchor Books, 1997 The Web of Life is the book in which Fritjof Capra defined his approach to ecology, thereby making ecology, or deep ecology, a concept that is part of a new science paradigm, powerfully introduced and promoted by one of the most important science… Continue reading The Web of Life

Uncommon Wisdom

  Conversations with Remarkable People, New York: Bantam Books, 1989 Uncommon Wisdom, by Fritjof Capra, is not strictly speaking a science book, but it elucidates much about the scientist Fritjof Capra and the method of his special approach to knowledge gathering by exchanging views with others, so as to achieve at a multi-vectorial perspective. It is a… Continue reading Uncommon Wisdom

The Turning Point

  Science, Society and the Rising Culture, New York: Simon & Schuster (Flamingo), 1987, Author copyright 1982 The Turning Point, by Fritjof Capra, is a logical follow-up to his Tao of Physics, and equally important. This book was a turning point also in the author’s life. In my personal view, and contrary to what most critics say, it is… Continue reading The Turning Point