The Immense Journey

An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature


Author: Loren Eiseley

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307801934

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley blends scientific knowledge and imaginative vision in this story of man.

The Immense Journey


Author: Loren C. Eiseley

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780394701578

Category: Nature

Page: 210

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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


Author: Marsh Gerald E

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813235764

Category: Science

Page: 340

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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

Toward a Dialogue of Understandings

Loren Eiseley and the Critique of Science


Author: Mary Ellen Pitts

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9780934223379

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

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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

Literature and the Environment


Author: George Hart,Scott Slovic

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321498

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Green Space, Green Time

The Way of Science


Author: Connie Barlow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387947945

Category: Medical

Page: 329

View: 1382

Argues for a reunification of knowledge and meaning, science and values, to bring a sense of the sacred to the natural world

Writing lives is the Devil

essays of a biographer at work


Author: Gale E. Christianson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

View: 1778

"How can one make a life out of six cardboard boxes full of tailor's bills, love letters and old picture postcards?" asked the novelist Virginia Woolf, who once tried her hand at literary biography. "Yes, " she concurred, "writing lives is the devil!" It is also the most widely read form of historical nonfiction. Here, Gale E. Christianson, author of the standard biographies of Isaac Newton, Loren Eiseley, and the founders of modern astronomy, writes eloquently of the subject he knows so well in thirteen essays. Ranging in tone from humorous to melancholy, they trace the complex and fascinating process of creating a biography, from the point of selecting a subject to the book's publication and review. Rather than offer a "how-to-guide, " or "art of biography, " Christianson delves anecdotally into what does not get into the finished biography. He makes the reader a partner to the creative struggle, to the gathering of the mounds of information, to the sifting and the winnowing, to the writing and the rewriting, to the small triumphs and the nagging doubts when commitment fails to imitate art, as seems inevitable - nothing more and nothing less than the personal reflections of a biographer at work.

Loren Eiseley


Author: Andrew J. Angyal

Publisher: Twayne Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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