The Tao of Physics

Version: Abridged
Author: Fritjof Capra
Narrator: Michael McConnohie
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, World Religions
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published In: March 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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The universe: an eternal cosmic dance of subatomic particles of relationships at once paradoxical, yet somehow unified.
Mystics explore our universe through meditation. Nuclear physicists explore it through experimentation and hypothesis. Their paths to the truth could not be more different-but the amazing thing is that in their own ways, the mystics and the scientists are discovering the same truths about our world.
In non-technical language, with no complex mathematics or formulae, this thought-provoking program explores 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, we gain a clear and fascinating picture of how such seemingly disparate areas of thought are ultimately quests for the same kind of understanding.

Reviews (4)

tao of physics

Written by Anonymous from Coconut Grove, FL on October 13th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I was excited to get this book, but it was over my head. Too scientific for me. I was hoping for a more laypersons review of eastern religions and physics, and the parallels. I couldn't wait for it to end.

Tao of Physics

Written by Anonymous on April 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This subject is very fascinating to me but this book was hard to listen to. I kept falling asleep. I could not finish listening.

Physics + Mysticism = Falling asleep at the wheel

Written by David Hirsch from Washington, DC on January 10th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The concepts of this book are surprising and enlightening. The delivery is boring and, unintendidly, will put you into a deep relaxed sleep. Also the physics is fairly basic, if you know the basics of relativity and quantum theory it will all be review for you. This topic is interesting, but this book is boring.


Written by Daniel Burbol on August 12th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I couldn't stay focused on listening to the book, and I didn't finish it because of this. I've read (listened to) Steven Hawking's Universe in a Nutshell and found it fasinating. but Tao of Physics bored me to tears. I'm glad I stoped reading it in favor of other more interesting books.

Author Details

Author Details

Capra, Fritjof

FRITJOF CAPRA received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna and has written and lectured extensively about the philosophical implications of modern science. He is the author of "The Web of Life," "The Turning Point and Uncommon Wisdom," Currently a director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.