The Unexpected Universe
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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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.