Journey of the Universe
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|Format:||Hardback, 192 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 July 2011|
Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth's history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life on Earth?
In "Journey of the Universe" Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. The authors explore cosmic evolution as a profoundly wondrous process based on creativity, connection, and interdependence, and they envision an unprecedented opportunity for the world's people to address the daunting ecological and social challenges of our times.
"Journey of the Universe" transforms how we understand our origins and envision our future. Though a little book, it tells a big story--one that inspires hope for a way in which Earth and its human civilizations could flourish together.
This book is part of a larger project that includes a documentary film, an educational DVD series, and a website. The film and the DVD series will be released in 2011. For more information, please consult the website, journeyoftheuniverse.org.
About the Author
Brian Thomas Swimme is professor of cosmology, Program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. He is author, with Thomas Berry, of The Universe Story, and creator of an eleven-part DVD series, The Powers of the Universe. Mary Evelyn Tucker is senior lecturer and senior research scholar, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale Divinity School, Yale University. She is co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University and author of Wordly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase.
"The sense of deep time and space that "Journey of the Universe" establishes is the greatly needed context for students, who do not always appreciate the present predicament and the role of humanity in the world. It puts us in perspective--and conveys wonder that Earth and life are here in the first place and how amazing it is to be in what is apparently one of the most creative nooks in the universe. Also wonderful is the scientific narrative spine and to ask over and over--ok, what does it mean for us?"--Julianne Lutz Warren, author of "Aldo Leopold's Odyssey"--Julianne Lutz Warren (10/11/2012)
|Publisher: ||Yale University Press|
|Dimensions: ||20.45 x 13.46 x 2.11 centimeters (0.34 kg)|