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Turning Point Science, Society, and the Rising Culture

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ISBN-10: 0553345729

ISBN-13: 9780553345728

Edition: 1983

Authors: Fritjof Capra

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While physicists were busy revolutionizing our outlook on the fundamentals of the universe, the mechanistic paradigm of the past had already taken hold on the methods of every other field. Our biologists had taken a mechanistic view of life. From a biology textbook quoted by Capra, "One of the acid tests of understanding an object is the ability to put it together from its component parts. " (Capra p. 102) An approach that ironically is quite opposed to the study of life. We've now realized that the mapping of the human genome has yielded many beautiful computer models but little else. The biomedical model which concentrates on the mechanisms of smaller and smaller fragments of the body has…    
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.06" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Fritjof Capra, PhD, physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy. Capra is on the faculty of Schumacher College in England and frequently gives management seminars for top executives. He is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, The Web of Life, The Hidden Connections, and The Science of Leonardo.