Synopses & Reviews
This updated edition of The Tao of Physics
includes a new preface and afterword in which the author reviews the developments of the twenty-five years since the book's first publication, discusses criticisms the book has received, and examines future possibilities for a new scientific world view.
Fritjof Capra received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna and has done research in high-energy physics at several European and American universities. He writes and lectures extensively about the philosophical implications of modern science and is the author of several books, including The Turning Point and The Web of Life. He is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, and lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.
"A pioneering book of real value and wide appeal." The Washington Post
"A brilliant best-seller....Lucidly analyzes the tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism to show their striking parallels with the latest discoveries in cyclotrons." New York Magazine
"Fritjof Capra, in The Tao of Physics, seeks...an integration of the mathematical world view of modern physics and the mystical visions of Buddha and Krishna. Where others have failed miserably in trying to unite these seemingly different world views, Capra, a high-energy theorist, has succeeded admirably. I strongly recommend the book to both layman and scientist." V. N. Mansfield, Physics Today
"I have been reading the book with amazement and the greatest interest, recommending it to everyone I meet and, as often as possible, in my lectures. I think [Capra has] done a magnificent and extremely important job." Joseph Campbell
After a quarter of a century in print, Capra's groundbreaking work still challenges and inspires. This updated edition of The Tao of Physics includes a new preface and afterword in which the author reviews the developments of the twenty-five years since the book's first publication, discusses criticisms the book has received, and examines future possibilities for a new scientific world.
About the Author
Fritjof Capra has done research in theoretical high-energy physics at the University of Paris; the University of California; Stanford University; and Imperial College, London. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. He is currently a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley.