The Sacred Depths of Nature

The Sacred Depths of Nature

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by Ursula Goodenough
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195136292

ISBN-13: 9780195136296

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This eloquent volume reconciles our contemporary scientific understand ing of reality with our timeless spiritual yearnings for reverence and continuity. Addressing ideas like evolution, emotions, sexuality, and death, The Sacred Depths of Nature brings rich, uncluttered detail to the workings of nature in general and of living creatures in particul ar.

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This eloquent volume reconciles our contemporary scientific understand ing of reality with our timeless spiritual yearnings for reverence and continuity. Addressing ideas like evolution, emotions, sexuality, and death, The Sacred Depths of Nature brings rich, uncluttered detail to the workings of nature in general and of living creatures in particul ar. Goodenough's clear thinking and writing will allow even non-scient ists to appreciate that the origins of life and the universe are no le ss meaningful in light of our scientific understanding of them. At the end of each chapter, her spiritual reflections respond to nature's co mplexity with a vibrant emotional intensity and sense of reverent wond er.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195136296
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
395,504
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Origins of the Earth
2. Origins of Life
3. How Life Works
4. How an Organism Works
5. How Evolution Works
6. The Evolution of Biodiversity
7. Awareness
8. Emotions and Meaning
9. Sex
10. Sexuality
11. Multicellularity and Death
12. Speciation

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The Sacred Depths of Nature 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent reading experience that feels congruent with what I experience in my own explorations.Though I doubt that Wendell Berry would appreciate the comparison, Dr. Goodenough¿s essays remind me of poems and essays by Professor Berry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago