The Sacred Depths of Nature

The Sacred Depths of Nature

5.0 2
by Ursula Goodenough
     
 

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.

See more details below

Overview

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:
406,563
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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >