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This is one of the most important modern books on the history and philosophy of science.
In an era obsessed with Cartesian reductionism (and which treats the European Enlightenment as the beginning of history), Capra provides a timely antidote and recalls various points in world history when knowledge was treated as an unfragmented whole. He reminds us that all phenomena are inherently interconnected and proposes a 'Systems Thinking' approach to various aspects of life and learning.
This is highly recommended, particularly to hyper-specialised scientists who would benefit from contextualising their specialism and understanding how it fits into the interconnected global system or the 'Web of Life'.
How does the universe (or, to start easy, the earth) really work? Must-read for aspiring geo-engineers, tinkerers, system analysts, hard scientists, gurus, green politicians, global warming denialists, fossil fuel addicts.
Well written though some of the vitriol in the beginning turned me off. Science has done much to improve the world. I remain thankful for that, even as I enjoy the potential in every moment for the unexpected. Capra does fill the book with a sense of wonder and awe.