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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Loren Eiseley.
GenreAddresses, essays, lectures.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ171
The Physical Object
Pagination(11),239p. ;
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17566935M
ISBN 100575004878
OCLC/WorldCa60515

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  About The Unexpected Universe 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.”. The Unexpected Universe Finalist, National Book Awards for Philosophy And Religion. Loren Eiseley's dark, brooding prose is unique in the annals of nature writing. "The Unexpected Universe" features some of what are considered Eiseley's best essays. Heavily autobiographical and deeply personal, these essays are not cheerful ramblings on the joy of communing with nature. They are bleak, lonely musings on the human condition.5/5(5). 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.

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