Reading - Fritjof Capra

11/12/2013 7:00 pm
Please join us in welcoming Frijof Capra on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00pm in our Granny Smith Room. Dr. Capra will be reading and discussing his new book Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius.
By the bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life reveals Leonardo da Vinci’s surprisingly modern approach to scientific inquiry and the amazing discoveries that resulted. Dr. Capra identifies seven characteristics of Leonardo’s genius that we can all learn from. Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, architect, inventor, writer, and even musician—the archetypal Renaissance man. But he was also, Fritjof Capra argues, a profoundly modern man. Not only did Leonardo invent the empirical scientific method over a century before Galileo and Francis Bacon, but Capra’s decade-long study of Leonardo’s fabled notebooks reveal him as a systems thinker centuries before the term was coined. He believed the key to truly understanding the world was in perceiving the connections between phenomena and the larger patterns formed by those relationships. This is precisely the kind of holistic approach the complex problems we face today demand.
Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California. Dr. Capra is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Tao of Physics (1975), The Web of Life (1996), The Hidden Connections (2002) and The Science of Leonardo (2007). 
ISBN-13: 9781609949891
Availability: On Our Shelves (as of this morning)
Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 11/2013

ISBN-13: 9781590308356
Availability: On Our Shelves (as of this morning)
Published: Shambhala, 9/2010

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