The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story

The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story

by Brian Swimme
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570752818

ISBN-13: 9781570752810

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Orbis Books

What does it mean to be human, to live on planet Earth, in the universe as it is now understood? In The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos best-selling author and mathematical cosmologist Brian Swimme takes us on a journey through the cosmos in search of the "new story" that is developing in answer to this age-old question. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos opens up not only the…  See more details below

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What does it mean to be human, to live on planet Earth, in the universe as it is now understood? In The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos best-selling author and mathematical cosmologist Brian Swimme takes us on a journey through the cosmos in search of the "new story" that is developing in answer to this age-old question. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos opens up not only the exhilarating truths that science reveals of the birth of the universe, but how these truths can transform our lives. In such a view the cosmos appears as awesome and meaningful, its dynamics revelatory, and in this revelation can be found the wisdom humanity needs to face and overcome its present crises, particularly the soul-numbing consumerism that threatens to overwhelm not only individuals, families or societies, but the Earth itself. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos helps us to grasp the larger significance of the human enterprise in this evolving university. Upon meeting that challenge rests much of the vitality of Earth community, and the future quality of life, for ourselves and our children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570752810
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
610,421
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Way of Cosmology1
2A Three-Hundred-Thousand-Year Lineage8
3The Whirling Solar System21
4Cosmology and Ecstasy31
5The Sun as the Center38
6Looking Down on the Milky Way45
7The Large-Scale Structure of Space and Time55
8The Story Came to Us63
9Nighttime and Cosmic Rebirth67
10The Place Where the Universe Began75
11A Multiplicity of Centers80
12Where Did the Universe Come From?90
13All-Nourishing Abyss97
14Einstein's Awakening105
15The Center of the Cosmos110
Index113

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