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By Loren Eiseley | Comments: ( 242 ) | Date: ( Jan 28, 2020 )

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.

  • Title: The Unexpected Universe
  • Author: Loren Eiseley
  • ISBN: 9780156928502
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Loren Eiseley

Loren Corey Eiseley September 3, 1907 July 9, 1977 was a highly respected anthropologist, science writer, ecologist, and poet He published books of essays, biography, and general science in the 1950s through the 1970s.Eiseley is best known for the poetic essay style, called the concealed essay He used this to explain complex scientific ideas, such as human evolution, to the general public He is also known for his writings about humanity s relationship with the natural world these writings helped inspire the modern environmental movement.

Comments The Unexpected Universe

  • Mathieu Debic

    This collection of short essays by anthropologist Loren Eiseley often led me to set down the book and stare off into space for a long minute. His writing skirts the bleeding edges of our rational understanding of the world around us and hands the reader a comprehensive guide to an almost religious devotion to and appreciation of nature and time. No polemic, no anti- or pro- anything lays secreted away in these pages. Instead the reader will find musings and tales, some light and optimistic, some [...]

  • Michael Armstrong

    This is not a review. This is a funny, to me I guess, story about my picking this book. When I was a kid I decided to givr the hobo life a try and head out west by any conveyance I could hop, crawl or jump into. I remember falling into the company of a bunch of winos in a makeshift camp of sorts in N.M. Kind of a way station for the down and out, the few on the lam, and punks like me. I was chumming around with this old guy who looked like a vulture sizing everybody up for a meal. We were passin [...]

  • Beth

    Eiseley used to write a monthly column in a magazine called Natural History. One of the essays was about bringing home a fossil and placing it on the floor in his house. One night his dog recognized the fossil as a bone, put his foot on it and growled at his master.Eiseley says he was transported far back into the past by the experience.Reading this made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

  • Justin Howe

    It's impossible for me not to like a naturalist who quotes from Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Bacon, Heraclitus, Lord Dunsany, and Peter Beagle.

  • August

    One of the best books I randomly came across. An amazing discovery for those that don't know Loren. It's the cross section of astronomy, philosophy, anthropology, and amazing literature.

  • Sandra Murphy

    Five stars for everything Loren Eiseley has written! This book of essays is revealing and moving in so many wayse search for God, the communion with nature and the wild, the contemplations of life The play with a fox cub, tying man to the initial bubbling of life on this mere planeteing oneself in the eye of an untamed creature. The Bonehunter, always searching, saw so much more than we.

  • Simon

    I'd never heard of the author before and don't usually read scientific philosophy, but I found it in a secondhand bookshop for 70 cents, so thought I'd give it a try.It was a bit of a slog, to be honest. Less rigorously scientific than expected, and too philosophically woolly. Some interesting ideas buried under a pile of frustratingly vague and incoherent waffle.

  • Katrina Becker

    Flipping fantastic. I am not, repeat not, a natural history fan by any stretch of the imagination, but Eiseley's prose is so wonderful it made the ride worthwhile. The occasional non-PC 60's jargon slips in a time or two, & he's very, very excited about man having been to the moon (it was the 60's, ok?), but otherwise, what a great read.

  • Lindsay Coppens

    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.

  • Lisa

    Eiseley is brilliant and thoughtful. His essays are centered on nature and our physical universe and what it teaches us. The story about the spider truly enlightened me about perspective we all have our own filter ;-)

  • David Haws

    This is the third Eiseley I’ve read, and it sometimes felt like he was trying to recreate the success of that first book. I would have preferred him to take his considerable talent some place new. Eiseley has a knack for looking at something from the outside, and making it about himself (“asserting the human right to define his own frontier”). On a picky note, I’m not sure how one produces “a carelessly exaggerated yawn,” and I certainly hope the young farm-girl lived her life unawar [...]

  • Mandy Franklin

    I am so affected by this book. Eiseley was an amazing writer and keen observer of the natural world. Just lovely.

  • Michael Norwitz

    Eiseley is a naturalist who has written many books of popular science and history. I've read and treasured others of his works, but not this one. Vaguely depressive in tone, full of anecdotes which seem to go nowhere, factually unedifying and tediously existentialist, I found it a complete chore to get through.

  • Douglas Dalrymple

    Less scientific in its focus than The Immense Journey and more melancholy (if that’s possible) than The Night Country. The best piece in this middle-Eiseley collection is without a doubt “The Star Thrower” (which I look forward to re-reading soon) but the title essay and “The Innocent Fox” are also terrific.

  • Bob Nichols

    Good reflections on our natural world, its evolutionary history, and a bit on our place in the universe.Loved the dedication to "Wolf who sleeps forever with an ice age bone across his heart, the last gift of one who loved him." In the book, Eiseley relates the story of Wolf stealing the bone and fiercely growling at him when Eiseley tried to get it back.The writing on Thoreau and Darwin was the best. Both were voyagers, the author writes. "One confined himself to the ever widening ripples on a [...]

  • Octavia Cade

    Eiseley is I think my favourite science writer of all time. He gives such context to science, such human meaning, and he writes as if scientists were routinely artists as well. (If only!) He is what I aspire to be as a science writer, and I want to go shoving his books into other people's hands and say "You've got to read this!" on a frighteningly frequent basis.This book doesn't quite match up to The Immense Journey for me, but it's still got several fantastic pieces: the dog with the fossil bo [...]

  • Nicole

    Ah, this book. I wanted to love it with all my heart but my goodness, the topics and the way they're explored are quite beyond my abilities to comprehend and ponder. I enjoyed it to the best of my ability but I confess that about halfway through, I just wanted it to be over.

  • Bridget

    I HATED, DESPISED, didn't want to look at this book when I was forced to read it in high school. I haven't looked at it since. But it was the first used book I ever bought on d I have this feeling that I would love it if I read it nowI probably will someday

  • Pierre

    The five stars are for chapter 4 : The Star Thrower.

  • Charles

    More essays by Eiseley. Good stuff. He really lets you feel the mystery and beauty of nature and natural history.

  • Damselindistress

    Exquisitely melancholy and thought-provoking.

  • Jill Yamnitz

    Love love love Loren Eiseley.

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