Synopses & Reviews
Long admired for his compassionate, probing meditations on the natural world, Loren Eiseley completed this volume of his favorite writings shortly before his death in 1977. It includes many selections never before published in book form and spans Eiseley's entire writing career - from his early poems through The Immense Journey and The Unexpected Universe to his most recent essays - providing a superb sampling of the author as naturalist, poet, scientist, and humanist.
"His achievement is capturing the joy and terror in human experience, observing with a gifted, perceptive eye those intimations and meanings not visible to others." Chicago Tribune
"The book will be read and cherished in the year 2001. It will go to the MOON and MARS with future generations. Loren Eiseley's work changed my life." Ray Bradbury
"[An] astonishing breadth of knowledge, infinite capacity for wonder and compassionate interest in everyone and everything in the universe." Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin
A collection of the authors favorite essays and poems. This volume includes selections that span Eiseleys entire writing career and provide a sampling of the author as naturalist, poet, scientist, and humanist. “Loren Eiseleys work changed my life” (Ray Bradbury). Introduction by W. H. Auden.