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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He quotes Vandana Shiva’s an ecologist repeatedly “The Developed countries will get the resources and the Developing countries will end up getting polluted”. Our economies capda to model the way ecosystems work, to be sustainable. Capra also shows how the rapid deregulation of trade over the past 20 years – carried out largely behind closed doors by unelected bodies – has removed local cultural and legal brakes on the power of money.

Jan 06, Pages Buy. However, its too early for me to comment on the book. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He compares these lifeforms to human communities and how these interact with each other and how these mutate to change its culture.

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In the spirit of being connected to everything, read this alongside Small Is Beautiful: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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.

Feb 23, Iustina rated it really liked it. This alone is a difficult task, as the traditional western technology-oriented mindset is antithetical to the radical view of systems put forward by such people as the Chilean neuroscientists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, with their theory of autopoietic self-making networks. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Web of Life: He explains how organizational learning and change can be facilitated by learning from life science.


Or to put it another way, to worry about yourself is to worry about the bees, about hedgehogs and elephants, about trees and worms, in fact, even about some unknown foul smelling slime from an ocean depth we still haven’t seen, about ourselves and everything besides and in-between. He also provides examples and references to successful examples of what we can do if we have the will to do so. Quotes from The Hidden Connec Return to Book Page.

The book ranged widely. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. In this growing fast paced world driven by capitalism and rough economic order, Fritjof Capra, takes a bold step in communicating to us, in a thorough engaging argument, on how the model framework that make up our socio-economic systems is leading us to a harsh catastrophic climax. I was particularly inspired by the concepts of shifting from a materials-based economy to a service-and-flow economy, and that of ecological clusters of industries.

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

Showing of 17 reviews. Most of my classmates found this one to be very dense. Read more Read less. Retrieved from ” https: Buy the selected items together This item: Refresh and try again. In doing so, it gets down to the bones of what is happening in the world right now. There are too many aspects of the ‘living systems’ he goes into such great detail about that he then fails to apply. Thus, power plays a central role hiden the emergence of social structures. Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Lifehere explores another frontier in the human significance of scientific ideas—applying complexity theory to caprw social interaction.


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If only because I then want to complicate them anew. They can never be controlled like machines.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? All in all a very good book and an eyeopener atleast for me especially with respect to GM food, WTO and genome mapping. Jan 29, Stuart rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reviews suggest that the book is a useful tool in understanding the plight of the environment today, as well as the ths in which corporate culture has allowed for these problems to arise and expand.

The importance of networks, and of supporting relationships rather than material acquisition, is another required shift in thinking. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is more hte a dry development of General Systems Theory or a criticism of globalization. Genetically fhe crops are a good case in point.