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The Web of Life is a very succinct explanation for the interstices between chaotic math systems and Gaia theory. This book explains the concepts of autopoetic networks and the theories of AI without becoming mired in the incredibly dense math associated with them. It makes a compelling argument for the emergent idea that previously seeming chaos has an underlying and definable order. He argues that the Earth can be perceived not as a collection of systems but as one unified system. He likens our ecosystem to one organism, and likens its many systems to the organs of said organism. This book will make you think differently about everything, from the weather to how your computer works. Easily approachable for the layman, yet dense in its meaning and implication. I'd recommend this to anyone. It will challenge your outlook and perception of this world.
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In his international bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point, Fritjof Capra juxtaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. In The Web of Life, he takes yet another giant step forward, describing the interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biological, physical, social, and cultural phenomena — "the web of life." A brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific break-throughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, chaos theory, and more, this is cutting-edge science that offers an extraordinary new foundation for ways of thinking about and responding to the universe at our feet.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-333) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385476751
Subtitle:
(a new scientific understanding of living systems )
Author:
Capra, Fritjof
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Life
Subject:
System Theory
Subject:
Life sciences
Subject:
Biological systems
Subject:
Systems theory.
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Sistemas biolâogicos
Subject:
Teorâia general de sistemas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Series Volume:
v. 5.
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xv, 347 p.

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The Web of Life is a very succinct explanation for the interstices between chaotic math systems and Gaia theory. This book explains the concepts of autopoetic networks and the theories of AI without becoming mired in the incredibly dense math associated with them. It makes a compelling argument for the emergent idea that previously seeming chaos has an underlying and definable order. He argues that the Earth can be perceived not as a collection of systems but as one unified system. He likens our ecosystem to one organism, and likens its many systems to the organs of said organism. This book will make you think differently about everything, from the weather to how your computer works. Easily approachable for the layman, yet dense in its meaning and implication. I'd recommend this to anyone. It will challenge your outlook and perception of this world.

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