Born with a Bang

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In this first of a trilogy, the Universe tells its own life story of chaos and creativity, science and struggle. Time after time the Universe nearly perishes, then bravely triumphs and turns itself into new and even more spectacular forms. Eventually it turns stardust into you. This story begins in the very beginning, and ends with the formation of Earth. The second book tells of tiny new living things and ends with giant dinosaurs (available spring 2003). In the third book, ...
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Overview

In this first of a trilogy, the Universe tells its own life story of chaos and creativity, science and struggle. Time after time the Universe nearly perishes, then bravely triumphs and turns itself into new and even more spectacular forms. Eventually it turns stardust into you. This story begins in the very beginning, and ends with the formation of Earth. The second book tells of tiny new living things and ends with giant dinosaurs (available spring 2003). In the third book, mammals rise and so do you (available spring 2004).
About the Authors: Jennifer Morgan’s work as a storyteller, author, educator and environmental advocate flows out of her love of the natural world and cosmology. As former director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey, she started numerous educational and marketing programs for farmers and consumers, both locally and nationally. Currently she is an adjunct staff member at Genesis Farm, teaching the Sacred Universe Story. A portion of Ms. Morgan’s royalties from the sale of this book are donated to earth literacy centers. Her storytelling evolved from bedtime stories for her son who wanted to know more and more, even the texture of the edge of the Universe. She believes that our cosmology stories fundamentally shape us—our relationships, our work, our play, our culture, our institutions, our everything.

Dana Lynne Andersen, M.A., is a multi-media artist, playwright and teacher with degrees in philosophy and consciousness studies. Her paintings, often very large in size, explore the swirling forces of energy that underlie matter and seek to reveal life's numinous mystery. She believes that as our "depth perception" expands -billions of galaxies discovered in our lifetime! - it is also essential to expand perception inwardly to the vastness within. She is founder of Awakening Arts, a network of artists who "affirm the noble purpose of art as a vehicle for uplifting the human spirit."

Presents a history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the formation of Earth, in the form of a letter written by the thirteen-billion-year-old universe itself to an Earth child.

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Editorial Reviews

Edgar Mitchell
When returning from the Moon, I experienced directly and emotionally the personal connection to the Universe described by Jennifer Morgan.
Thomas Berry
That the Universe can now tell its story through Jennifer’s voice and Dana’s art, is the culmination of centuries of scientific inquiry.
Children's Literature
The Universe tells its own story of how it came to be, teaching science while creating a sense of wonder about how it all began. Beginning with a tiny speck, the Universe grows and changes as the eons pass, until finally, the world as we know it materializes. Gorgeous illustrations accompany each step of the journey from tiny speck to the vastness of space, adding a visual feast to the tale. The last part of the book offers a more detailed and scientific explanation of the creation of the Universe. Also included is a glossary to explain technical terms, and an extensive list of resources for both children and adults wishing to study astronomy further. 2002, Dawn Publications,
— Joanne Draper <%ISBN%>1584690321
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584690320
  • Publisher: Dawn Publications
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: Sharing Nature with Children Book Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 202,512
  • Age range: 4 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.73 (w) x 11.56 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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