“This is the chronicle of an intellectually important and interesting life—Capra’s understanding of systems thinking becomes ever more useful as we enter this period of systemic collapse. It’s a story of routes we never really took and that we must now find again.”—Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
“Fritjof Capra is a rare innovative thinker who, for five decades, has weaved together trends of thought with unique imagination: Eastern religions and quantum physics, the fate of the Earth and systems thinking, the notion of deep ecology and ethics, to name a few. This essential collection of essays celebrates Capra’s worldview, calling for the collective awakening as a species that seems to want to sabotage its own collective future.”—Marcelo Gleiser, 2019 Templeton Prize Laureate, and author of The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning
“Fritjof Capra is one of the foremost thinkers at the interface between modern physics and an encompassing worldview looking toward a sustainable future. In these essays, he has provided us with the intellectual tools to probe these critical and emerging ideas.”—Jonathan Ashmore, contributor to The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Second Edition
“This synthesis of the work of Fritjof Capra spanning five decades provides an essential systems-thinking framework to understand and tackle the complex socioecological challenges confronting the planet.”—Miguel A. Altieri, author of Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture