The Unexpected Universe

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1969 - 239 pages
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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User Review  - Lindsay Coppens - Goodreads

This book was more like a poetic meditation on life, death, evolution, human progress (or lack there of) with a focus of the works of Thoreau and Darwin. I loved the layered literary references, including The Odyssey and The Tempest. This book is timeless. Read full review

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User Review  - Kerk_J - LibraryThing

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

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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