9 edition of Loren Eiseley found in the catalog.
|Statement||Leslie E. Gerber, Margaret McFadden.|
|Series||Literature and life series|
|LC Classifications||PS3555.I78 Z67 1983|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xx, 183 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||183|
|LC Control Number||82040294|
About the Book In young Loren Eiseley watched the passage of Halley’s Comet with his father. The boy who became a famous naturalist was never again to see the spectacle except in his imagination. That childhood event contributed to the profound sense . Loren Eiseley examines what we as a species have become in the late twentieth century. His illuminating and accessible discussion is a characteristically skillful and compelling synthesis of hard scientific theory, factual evidence, personal anecdotes, haunting reflection, and poetic prose.3/5(1).
Weaving together memoir, philosophical reflection, and his always keen observations of the natural world, Loren Eiseley’s essays in The Night Country explore those moments, often dark and unexpected, when chance encounters disturb our ordinary understandings of the universe. The naturalist here seeks neither “salvation in facts” nor solace in wild places: discovering an old bone. In young Loren Eiseley watched the passage of Halley?s Comet with his father. The boy who became a famous naturalist was never again to see the spectacle except in his imagination. That childhood event contributed to the profound sense of time and space that marks The Invisible Pyramid. This collection of essays, first published shortly after Americans landed on the moon, explores inner 4/5(1).
Loren Eiseley, in full Loren Corey Eiseley, (born September 3, , Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.—died July 9, , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), American anthropologist, educator, and author who wrote about anthropology for the lay person in eloquent, poetic style.. Eiseley was educated at the University of Nebraska (B.A., ) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., ; Ph.D., ) and. Loren Eiseley’s many works include The Night Country, The Invisible Pyramid, and The Firmament of Time, all available in Bison Books ucer Kathleen A. Boardman is director of the Core Writing Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos Vol. 2 (LOA #): The Invisible. Loren Corey Eiseley (September 3, – July 9, ) was a highly respected anthropologist, science writer, ecologist, and poet.
He published books of Loren Eiseley book, biography, and general science in the s through the s. Eiseley is best known for the poetic essay style, called the "concealed essay"/5. Looking for books by Loren Eiseley. See all books authored by Loren Eiseley, including The Star Thrower, and The Immense Journey, and more on of results for Books: "Loren Eiseley" Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos: A Library of America Boxed Set.
by Loren Eiseley and William Cronon | out of 5 stars Hardcover $ $ Get it as soon as Wed, May 6. About the Author Loren Eiseley’s many works include The Night Country, The Invisible Pyramid, The Immense Journey and The Firmament of Time, all available in Bison Books editions.
He worked at the University of Pennsylvania until his s: Warmly Inscribed and signed by Loren Corey Eiseley (September 3. July 9, ) was a highly respected anthropologist, science writer, ecologist, and poet.
He published books of essays, biography, and general science in the s through the s. Hardcover (1) An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a Loren Eiseley book, Loren Eiseley (–) was among the twentieth century’s greatest inheritors of the literary tradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such later writers as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Carl Sagan.
Loren Eiseley Reader Cover The Loren Eiseley Reader, a very special collection of his most popular essays and poems, which has just been published and is now available for purchase in hardcover book form. The book has new illustrations, photos, a map of Eiseley's Nebraska, and a foreword by noted author Ray Bradbury.
Loren Eiseley likened the brain of a writer to "an unseen artist's loft" in which "pictures from the past" were stored and brought forth to be magnified or reduced in order to form a pattern. Many of the patterns he created in his work were associated with his experiences during his.
Synopsis Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska, Loren Eiseley (–77) was a highly respected writer and poet best known for explaining complex scientific concepts in poems easily read and understood by the general public. 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, wanderingintimate with naturealong the paths and byways of time, and then returning to the present/5.
"The Star Thrower" (or "starfish story") is part of a page essay of the same name by Loren Eiseley (–), published in in The Unexpected Universe. The Star Thrower is also the title of a anthology of Eiseley's works (including the essay), which he completed shortly before his death.
1 The original story. 2 The story as adapted. Loren Eiseley (September 3, – July 9, ) was an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, who taught and published books from the s through the s. He received many honorary degrees and was a fellow of multiple professional societies.
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An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, Loren Eiseley (–) was among the twentieth century’s greatest inheritors of the literary tradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such later writers as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Carl : $ After his death, Eiseley's collection of books and other publications from his personal library were donated to the University of Pennsylvania.
The university used the collection to dedicate the Loren Eiseley Seminar and Library on December 8,in Eiseley's honor. 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.”Brand: Library of America.
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To read Loren Eiseley is to renew a sense of wonder at the miracles and paradoxes of evolution and the ever-changing diversity of life. In this brilliant collection he considers the cosmological significance and ultimate meanings of our evolutionary history, offering a series of profound, lyrical meditations on the origins and possible futures of humankind against the backdrop of the Apollo.
Book Overview Toward the end of his life, Loren Eiseley reflected on the mystery of life, throwing light on those dark places traversed by himself and centuries of humankind. The Night Country is a gift of wisdom and beauty from the famed anthropologist/5(5).Loren Eiseley’s curiosity was vast: His work explored everything from barbed wire to brown wasps, fires to faces and frogs, planets to primatology and Pygmies, the Bible and the Bighorn River.