The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism

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Here is the book that brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness for the very first time—way back in 1975. Many books have been written in the ensuing years about the connections between quantum theory and the ideas of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism, but Fritjof Capra’s Tao of Physics serves as the foundation on which the others have been built, and its wisdom has stood the test of time. Its publication in more than twenty-three languages stands as testimony to its universal applicability, and its astonishing three and a half decades of strong sales to its enduring significance. This special edition celebrates the thirty-fifth anniversary of this early Shambhala best seller that has gone on to become a true classic. It includes a fresh cover design and a new preface by the author reflecting on further discoveries and developments in the years since the book’s original publication.

“Physicists do not need mysticism,” Dr. Capra says, “and mystics do not need physics, but humanity needs both." It’s a message of timeless importance.


About Fritjof Capra

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Fritjof Capra has done research in theoretical high-energy physics at the University of Paris; the University of California; Stanford University; and Imperial College, London. He holds a PhD from the University of Vienna. Dr. Capra is the author of five international best sellers: The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996), and The Hidden Connections (2002).
Published February 5, 2013 by Shambhala Publications. 368 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Both of those books focus on relating eastern thoughts about the impermanence of reality with sophisticated quantum physics theories about the nature of time and matter.

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