The Unexpected Universe

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1985 - Nature - 239 pages
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Drawing from his long experience as a naturalist, the author responds to the unexpected and symbolic aspects of a wide spectrum of phenomena throughout the universe. Scrupulous scholarship and magical prose are brought to bear on such diverse topics as seeds, the hieroglyphs on shells, lost tombs, the goddess Circe, city dumps, and Neanderthal man.
 

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Such a wonderful collection of essays. Every chapter coming to a conclusion of profound insight and introspection, explained with simple to understand manner; reflections upon regular life occurrences. Read full review

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It makes a most profound and lasting impression. Years after reading, images triggered by someone's overheard casual comment can bring back Eiseley's thoughts on a subject as if they were your own. Such is the power of Eiseley's universal imagery.

Contents

The Hidden Teacher
48
FOUR
67
The Angry Winter
93
The Golden Alphabet
120
The Invisible Island
147
EIGHT
172
NINE
194
Bibliography
235
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Loren Eiseley's many works include "The Night Country," "The Invisible Pyramid," "The Firmament of Time," and "All the Strange Hours," all available in Bison Books editions. Kenneth Heuer was Eiseley's longtime friend and editor.

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