Dr. Capra's books have been published in numerous languages and editions. Click here for a complete list.
The Tao of Physics, Capra's first book, challenges much of
conventional wisdom by demonstrating striking parallels between ancient mystical traditions and the discoveries of 20th century physics. Originally published by a small publisher with no
budget for promotion, the book became an underground bestseller by word of mouth before it was picked up by a major American publishing house. Since then, The Tao of
Physics has been published in 43 editions in 23 languages.
In The Turning Point, the author expands his focus to
show how the revolution in modern physics foreshadows a similar revolution in many other sciences and a corresponding transformation of world views and values in society. In particular, he
explores paradigm shifts in biology, medicine, psychology, and economics. The book has been published in 25 editions in 16 languages.
In Uncommon Wisdom, the author describes dialogues and
personal encounters between himself and the thinkers who helped shape the theme of The Turning Point.The book has been published in 16 editions in 12 languages.
The Web of Life starts from the conceptual framework
presented in The Turning Point, summarizes the mathematics of complexity, and offers a synthesis of recent nonlinear theories of living systems that have dramatically
increased our understanding of the key characteristics of life. The book has been published in 14 editions in 10 languages.
In The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable
Living, the author extends the framework of systems and complexity theory to the social domain and uses the extended framework to discuss some of the critical issues of our
time -- the management of human organizations, the challenges and dangers of economic globalization, the scientific and ethical problems of biotechnology, and the design of ecologically
sustainable communities and technologies. The book has been published in 11 editions in 8 languages.
Die Capra Synthese (The Capra Synthesis) presents an
annotated selection of the author's essential texts in two German editions.
Green Politics, co-authored with Charlene Spretnak, analyzes
the rise of the Green Party in Germany and similar ecology-oriented political parties in other European countries. The book has been published in 7 editions in 4 languages.
Die Seele Indiens: Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nadu: The Soul of
India), coauthored with Jacqueline Capra, is a photo essay on daily life in the villages and cities of Tamil Nadu in southern India.
Belonging to the Universe, co-authored with Brother David
Steindl-Rast, explores parallels between new ways of thinking in science and Christian theology. The book has been published in 10 editions in 7 languages.
Mindwalk contains the complete screenplay of Bernt Capra's
film, cowritten by Floyd Byars and Fritjof Capra, together with introductory comments by the film's director and a scientific commentary by Fritjof Capra.
EcoManagement, co-authored with Ernest Callenbach, Lenore
Goldman, Ruediger Lutz, and Sandra Marburg, proposes a conceptual and practical framework for ecologically conscious management. The book has been published in 5 editions in 4
Steering Business Toward Sustainability, co-edited with
Gunter Pauli, is a collection of essays by business executives, economists, ecologists, and others who outline practical approaches to meeting the challenge of ecological sustainability. The
book has been published in two editions in two languages.
The Science of Leonardo is the first book to present a
coherent account of the scientific achievements of Leonardo da Vinci, the great genius of the Renaissance, and to evaluate them from the perspective of 21st-century scientific and
philosophical thought. Its central thesis is that Leonardo's science is a science of living forms, of quality, which can be seen as a distant forerunner of today's complexity and systems
theories. It is a science that honors and respects the unity of life, recognizes the fundamental interdependence of all natural phenomena, and reconnects us with the living Earth. Leonardo's
science is thus highly relevant to our time. The book has been published in 7 editions in 5 languages.