The Tao of Physics Audiobook | Fritjof Capra | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Tao of Physics | [Fritjof Capra]

The Tao of Physics

Based on the best seller, The Tao of Physics is an exploration of the parallels between modern physics and Eastern mysticism. It's author - the renowned physicist, theorist, writer, and lecturer - says, "Science does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science; but man needs them both."
Regular Price:$13.27
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

"Science does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science; but man needs them both." These are the words of Fritjof Capra, a theoretical physicist, systems theorist, writer, and lecturer. In this program, Capra uses non-technical language, with no complex mathematics of formulae, to explore the main concepts and theories of modern physics, the revelations coming from particle accelerators and laboratories - and compares them with the ancient tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. In the process, the listener gains a clear and fascinating picture of how such seemingly disparate areas of thought are ultimately quests for the same kind of understanding.

©1975, 1983, 1991, 1999 Fritjof Capra (P)1990 Audio Renaissance Tapes, a Division of Cassette Productions Unlimited, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (114 )
5 star
 (43)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (22)
2 star
 (15)
1 star
 (11)
Overall
3.8 (30 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (3)
Story
3.3 (31 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    reggie p PA 02-25-04
    reggie p PA 02-25-04 Member Since 2003

    reggie

    HELPFUL VOTES
    643
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    594
    72
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    "very intriguing"

    This was a very intriguing discussion integrating modern concepts in physics with ancient eastern philosophies. The author talked about some of the differences between eastern and western thought, particularly how eastern thinking is more open to the intuitive/spiritual nature of things while western thinking relies heavily on rational thinking. He showed how ancient eastern beliefs are being revealed in recent discoveries in quantum mechanics. I am a believer in the web of life, the interconnectedness of everything, and thoroughly enjoyed how the author fit everything together.

    The book was very understandable for the lay person and the narration was well done too for such a difficult topic. I look forward to listening to the author?s other audible book, The Web of Life.

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John Mettler Seattle, WA USA 08-17-12
    John Mettler Seattle, WA USA 08-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I have a primary love of music and pretty much an insatiable curiosity of history, art, science, current affairs, and all things bicycling.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Tao of Physics"
    What did you like best about The Tao of Physics? What did you like least?

    A clear and concise introduction to quantum physics.


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately this recording is a transcription of the cassette tapes which came out with all the noise associated with it. It would have been better to have rerecorded this abridged version of the book or to have digitally washed it to improve the sound quality. Now to the abridgment. I read the book when it first came out and found it very informative, clearly written, and easy to understand. The abridgment cuts way to much out of the original narrative in an apparent effort to reach the widest audience possible. An unabridged version would be appreciated.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rachael Boulder, CO United States 03-18-13
    Rachael Boulder, CO United States 03-18-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "NOT WHAT IS ADVERTISED!!!!"

    This is not the "Tao of Physics" it is simply a narrated summary of the book with "selected excerpts". If you want the reader's digest cliff notes this is it. But it is not the real book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eric Anaconda, MT, United States 02-27-12
    Eric Anaconda, MT, United States 02-27-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Audio ok book not so good"
    Would you try another book from Fritjof Capra and/or Michael McConnohoi?

    I would not.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Republic


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed in it's unbacked assertions and conflicts with it's own assertions.


    Any additional comments?

    It took me a long time to listen to this book. At time I had to just quit listening and other times I had rewind to re-listen because I couldn't believe what I heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.