‘Sure, we all want to save the planet. But there are a lot of things I haven’t been getting lately – such as, why are there eco-riots every time there is an international trade summit? And what about the hysteria over genetically modified food? Well, here is a book to bring you up sharp. The Hidden Connections offers a vividly penetrating analysis of what it means to be a system – an ecological system, an economic system, any kind of system. In doing so, it gets down to the bones of what is happening in the world right now… This is an excellent introduction, both to the nature of the problem and the logic of the response.’ Guardian
All of life – from the most primitive cells, up to human societies, corporations and nation-states, even the global economy – is organised along the same basic patterns and principles. In this book, Fritjof Capra, acclaimed author of the bestselling Web of Life and Tao of Physics, describes the unified systems that integrate the biological, cognitive and social dimensions of life and shows how understanding this will be vital to humanity’s survival. For, as the new century unfolds, two developments which will have a defining impact on humanity – global capitalism and ecodesign for sustainable communities – are set on a collision course. Our great challenge is to change the value system underlying the global economy before it’s too late. Clearly, sanely and pragmatically, The Hidden Connections shows us how.
‘An impressive, interesting book which challenges contemporary wisdom, provides insights into social and economic pitfalls and offers light at the end of the tunnel.’ Sunday Times