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The Immense Journey

Autor: Loren Eiseley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307801934
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Anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley blends scientific knowledge and imaginative vision in this story of man.

The Immense Journey

Autor: Loren C. Eiseley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0394701577
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An anthropologist and naturalist contemplates the mysteries of nature through a review of his experiences

The Immense Journey

Autor: Loren C. Eiseley
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In an unusual blend of scientific knowledge and imaginative vision, Loren Eiseley tells the story of man. Anthropologist and naturalist, Dr. Eiseley reveals life's endless mysteries in his own experiences, departing from their immediacy into meditations on the long past, wandering-intimate with nature-along the paths and byways of time, and then returning to the present. Book jacket.

The Immense Journey

Autor: Loren Eiseley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307801934
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Anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley blends scientific knowledge and imaginative vision in this story of man.

Immense Journey The From The Birth Of The Universe To The Rise Of Intelligence

Autor: Marsh Gerald E
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813235764
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This book is an attempt to trace the majestic immense journey from the coming into being of the universe to the emergence and evolution of life. It is intended to complement the many excellent books that cover different aspects of this journey. The contents have been classified into five parts. Part I covers the coming into existence of the universe while Part II presents the beginning of life on the early Earth, following which Part III discusses the emergence of consciousness and intelligence, and Part IV, the immense journey of the universe beyond Earth. Finally, Part V addresses the problems raised by the rise of higher-order consciousness in human beings as captured by the phrase "the human condition." Contents: Introduction The Coming into Existence of the Universe: In the Beginning Quantum Foundations and the Building Blocks of Matter Let There be Light The Beginning of Life on the Early Earth: Prebiotic Molecules and Protocells The First Cells Darwinian Evolution and Beyond The Emergence of Consciousness: Sense, Thought and Consciousness The Immense Journey of the Universe: Beyond Our Earth The Human Condition: Civilization and Its Discontents Code and Implications Appendices: Space — Time — Matter Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics Readership: Students in natural sciences and all those interested in philosophy of science. Keywords: Birth of the Universe;Origin of Life;Consciousness;Human ConditionReview: Key Features: Interesting material for readers looking for a connection between science and religion Accessible to the general public with a basic introduction to general science

The Immense Journey

Autor: Loren C. Eiseley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780394701578
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Anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley blends scientific knowledge and imaginative vision in this story of man.

The Immense Journey

Autor: Loren C. Eiseley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780394701578
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Anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley blends scientific knowledge and imaginative vision in this story of man.

All The Strange Hours

Autor: Loren C. Eiseley
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803267411
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A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Loren Eiseley began his lifelong exploration of nature in the salt flats and ponds around his hometown and in the mammoth bone collection hoarded in the old red brick museum at the University of Nebraska, where heøconducted his studies in anthropology. It was in pursuit of this interest, and in the expression of his natural curiosity and wonder, that Eiseley sprang to national fame with the publication of such works as The Immense Journey and The Firmament of Time. In All the Strange Hours, Eiseley turns his considerable powers of reflection and discovery on his own life to weave a compelling story, related with the modesty, grace, and keen eye for a telling anecdote that distinguish his work. His story begins with his childhood experiences as a sickly afterthought, weighed down by the loveless union of his parents. From there he traces the odyssey that led to his search for early postglacial man?and into inspiriting philosophical territory?culminating in his uneasy achievement of world renown. Eiseley crafts an absorbing self-portrait of a man who has thought deeply about his place in society as well as humanity?s place in the natural world.

The Unexpected Universe

Autor: Loren Eiseley
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598535455
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At the height of a distinguished career as a paleontologist, Loren Eiseley turned from fieldwork and scientific publication to the personal essay. Here, in The Unexpected Universe, he displays his far-reaching knowledge and searching curiosity about the natural world, and the qualities that led many to hail him as a “modern Thoreau.” Fascinating accounts of the journeys of Odysseus, Captain Cook, and Charles Darwin frame Eiseley’s more modest wanderings as a suburban naturalist, attentive to the lives of small creatures. Sometimes he travels no further than the local dump: and yet, like Homer’s hero or these great explorers, he continually finds a universe “not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”

Immense Journey The From The Birth Of The Universe To The Rise Of Intelligence

Autor: Marsh Gerald E
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813235764
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This book is an attempt to trace the majestic immense journey from the coming into being of the universe to the emergence and evolution of life. It is intended to complement the many excellent books that cover different aspects of this journey. The contents have been classified into five parts. Part I covers the coming into existence of the universe while Part II presents the beginning of life on the early Earth, following which Part III discusses the emergence of consciousness and intelligence, and Part IV, the immense journey of the universe beyond Earth. Finally, Part V addresses the problems raised by the rise of higher-order consciousness in human beings as captured by the phrase "the human condition." Contents: Introduction The Coming into Existence of the Universe: In the Beginning Quantum Foundations and the Building Blocks of Matter Let There be Light The Beginning of Life on the Early Earth: Prebiotic Molecules and Protocells The First Cells Darwinian Evolution and Beyond The Emergence of Consciousness: Sense, Thought and Consciousness The Immense Journey of the Universe: Beyond Our Earth The Human Condition: Civilization and Its Discontents Code and Implications Appendices: Space — Time — Matter Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics Readership: Students in natural sciences and all those interested in philosophy of science. Keywords: Birth of the Universe;Origin of Life;Consciousness;Human ConditionReview: Key Features: Interesting material for readers looking for a connection between science and religion Accessible to the general public with a basic introduction to general science

Thinking Like A Mountain

Autor: Robert Bateman
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada
ISBN: 9780143012726
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Nature has been Robert Bateman's inspiration ever since he began painting birds from his bedroom window as a young boy. The wildlife he features in his paintings are expressions of his love and respect for the natural world. A passionate environmentalist who has devoted his life to documenting the awesome power of nature, Bateman is deeply worried about the state of our planet and the fate of our natural heritage. Whenever he talks about his paintings, he talks about the environmental messages they convey, and those who have heard him speak have clamoured for a book that encapsulates his philosophy. Thinking Like a Mountain is the result of many years of thinking, talking and writing about the world's growing environmental crisis. Beautifully designed and illustrated with original drawings, it is a gathering of questions, observations and ideas Robert Bateman has drawn from his own life experiences and gleaned from the writings of some of the visionaries who have influenced him. As Einstein said, "We cannot solve the problems of today with the same thinking that gave us the problems in the first place."Only a profound shift in philosophy, Bateman believes, can save our species from extinction. Thinking Like a Mountain is printed on 100 per cent ancient-forest-free paper that is 100 per cent post-consumer recycled and has been processed chlorine free.

Journey Of The Universe

Autor: Brian Thomas Swimme
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300171900
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The authors tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. This book is part of a larger project that includes a documentary film, educational DVD series, and Web site.

How Flowers Changed The World

Autor: Loren C. Eiseley
Publisher: Random House (NY)
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Describes the evolution of the first flowering plants and explores the production of a concentrated food source that would allow larger forms of life to flourish

Toward A Dialogue Of Understandings

Autor: Mary Ellen Pitts
Publisher: Lehigh University Press
ISBN: 9780934223379
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"In Toward a Dialogue of Understandings, Mary Ellen Pitts examines scientist Loren Eiseley's unique impact as a thinker and writer."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Fox At The Wood S Edge

Autor: Gale E. Christianson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803264106
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Presents a biography of the naturalist and writer, describing how his work stems from his loveless childhood with a mentally ill mother and traveling salesman father and his determination to succeed.

The Man Who Saw Through Time

Autor: Loren C. Eiseley
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
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Examines the life, career, and thought of the Elizabethan philosopher and writer, evaluating the quality and accuracy of his vision of the future

Collected Essays On Evolution Nature And The Cosmos

Autor: Loren C. Eiseley
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 9781598535051
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A modern Thoreau explores the mysteries of the universe in this deluxe collector's boxed set. To read Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) is to renew a sense of wonder at the miracles and paradoxes of evolution and the ever-changing diversity of life. At the height of a distinguished career as a "bone-hunter" and paleontologist, Eiseley turned from fieldwork and scientific publication to the personal essay in six remarkable books that are masterpieces of prose style. Weaving together anecdote, philosophical reflection, and keen observation with the soul and skill of a poet, Eiseley offers a brilliant, companionable introduction to the sciences, paving the way for writers like Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Now for the first time, the Library of America presents his landmark essay collections in a definitive two-volume set. Beginning with the surprise million-copy seller The Immense Journey (1957), Eiseley produced an astonishing succession of books that won acclaim both as science and as art. Here, for the first time in a single collector's edition, are all of Eiseley's beloved, thought-provoking, sometimes darkly lyrical essay collections, from The Immense Journey to the posthumous The Star Thrower (1978). Eiseley's subjects are wide-ranging, curious, and meticulously realized: the role of flowering plants in evolution; a disturbing insect, seen in childhood; the questions raised by a new fossil; a forgotten episode in the history of science. Beginning with close observation and vivid detail, Eiseley is fearless and imaginative in pursuit of the cosmological dimensions of the phenomena he describes.

Literature And The Environment

Autor: George Hart
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313321498
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Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Of Men And Marshes

Autor: Paul Errington
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 160938136X
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Standing with such environmental classics as Loren Eiseley’s TheImmense Journey, his friend and mentor Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac, and Joseph Wood Krutch’s The Voice of the Desert, Paul Errington’s Of Men and Marshes remains an evocative reminder of the great beauty and intrinsic value of the glacial marshland. Prescient and stirring, steeped in insights from Errington’s biological fieldwork, his experiences as a hunter and trapper, and his days exploring the marshes of his rural South Dakota childhood, this vibrant work of nature writing reveals his deep knowledge of the marshland environments he championed. Examining the marsh from a dynamic range of perspectives, Errington begins by inviting us to consider how immense spans of time, coupled with profound geological events, shaped the unique marshland ecosystems of the Midwest. He then follows this wetland environment across seasons and over the years, creating a compelling portrait of a natural place too little appreciated and too often destroyed. Reminding us of the intricate relationships between the marsh and the animals who call it home, Errington records his experiences with hundreds of wetland creatures. He follows minks and muskrats, snapping turtles and white pelicans, red foxes and blue-winged teals—all the while underscoring our responsibility to preserve this remarkable and fragile environment and challenging us to change the way we think about and value marshlands. This classic of twentieth-century nature writing, a landmark work that is still a joy to read, offers a stirring portrait of the Midwest’s endangered glacial marshland ecosystems by one of the most influential biologists of his day. A cautionary book whose advice has not been heeded, a must-read of American environmental literature, Of Men and Marshes should inspire a new generation of conservationists.