The Unexpected Universe
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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Review: The Unexpected UniverseUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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