The Firmament of Time - Loren Eiseley & William Cronon

The Firmament of Time

By Loren Eiseley & William Cronon

  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Science & Nature


In The Firmament of Time––nominated for a National Book Award––Loren Eiseley offers a series of brilliant, provocative excursions through the history of science. A paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, he reflects on the many ways in which the quest for knowledge has been shaped by the changing cultures in which it emerged and developed. Examining the role of metaphor in scientific thought, anticipations of scientific discoveries in the works of poets and novelists, and the “unconscious conformity” of scientific theory to prevailing orthodoxies, he argues for the ongoing relevance of dreams, the imagination, and the irrational to scientific progress.

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  • Finally!

    By Saralee~
    Thank you very much for putting this up online as an eBook version. Loren Eiseley's books been out of print since a very long time and were very hard to find anywhere. Such a great writer his books and essays must not be forgotten. Thank you again I hope to see more of his work here.