Journey of the Universe has ratings and 31 reviews. Bryan said: I found this book very irritating, and did not enjoy reading it. I was curious, so I. In Journey of the Universe Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the. PDF | On Nov 1, , Julianne Lutz Warren and others published Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker: Journey of the Universe.

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Description Today we know what no previous generation knew: Journey of the Universe For just as the Milky Way is the universe in the form of a flower, we are the universe in the form of a human. If you love science, planets, etc. Swimme brings the context of story to our understanding of the 14 billion year trajectory of cosmogenesis. This is a very short and easy to read book.

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In Canticle to the Cosmos he says “If you look at the disasters happening on our planet, it’s because the cosmos is not understood as sacred Maybe the problem is that a story of this magnitude should not be approached so directly, so stripped of metaphor and story.

It’ll surely leave you slightly awe-stricken with a funny feeling of curiosity. The stars had the work of creating the elements. Though a little book, it tells a big story—one that inspires hope for a way in which Earth and its human civilizations could flourish together.

Just what I needed after a hard year: A list of movies I have seen. Howeversecondly, this book has been written with the express goal of cultivating proactive and compassionate human beings who are fully aware of the ecological damage the human race is causing the world and how that damage is in turn detrimentally effecting human beings.

Jul 17, Adam rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Poetic, maybe, but to my mind meaningless.

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Review quote “The book is simply written and easy to read-more like Kipling’s Just So Stories than Being and Time-and you may or may not be convinced by Swimme and Tucker’s interpretations of modern cosmology and evolutionary history. However, I even found their language in this area irritating, and in no way persuasive to those on the political right who deny that this is happening. The richness of material corresponds well with the stunning photography.


This book had neither. The major thesis, the telling of the human story, is an interesting blend of religion and science which takes both seriously. The book is a very short read, only pages, and the prose, while overly poetic, is also equally simplistic, and it is clear to see that this book was written for anyone to enjoy. Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. On page 31 I was ranting at ithe text’s ‘preciousness’.

The book has been made into a film and Yale University offers a course based on this book through Coursera. That is their great work, to fill each lung with nourishing breath.

Not a textbook by any means, though I did learn a lot the moon is a chunk of smashed-off earth? Is it a book about philosophy? The book is a slender volume which will get you thinking.

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The primeval fireball had the work of bringing forth stable matter. The authors offer hope that we can change course and stop destroying the planet, but it’s sobering to think that after billions of years of moving forward, we may actually be moving backward.

For him the universe is a radiant, numinous revelation, and contemplating the wonders of the unfolding creativity of the cosmos is a mystical, ecstatic, awe-inspiring event. That anything is here at all. She believes that he sweeps us into the grand picture of human beings as the current culmination of the still-evolving universe.

This is a short and very accessible text that discusses the fact that scientists and religious theorists acting alone will not be able to explain the synchronicity and purposefulness of the universe. Lists with This Book.

On that note though, this book isn’t mean to be a textbook on Intro to Astrophysics or Evolutionary Biology, hence the simplicity. Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and Yale historian of religions Mary Evelyn Jourey have crafted an elegant narrative that both illuminates and celebrates the profound role humans play in the flourishing of the Earth.


Swimme and Tucker recount the origins of the universe, the galaxies, our galaxy, the planets, our planet, life on Earth, evolution, and so on. Even though this was swi,me book I was forced to read in a week for jojrney, I liked it.

I am afraid this may prove Ishmaelian. Despite some errors — the innermost core of the Earth is not liquid but solid and trilobite eyes were not made of calcite crystals, only the lenses were — this book is an important beginning of assessing from where we’ve come, where we are now, and where we are headed. Orr, Oberlin College “This cosmic saga offers a compelling vision of the grand adventure in which we humans are taking part. The same is true on Earth. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Juorney use the term “seething disequilibrium” to describe this balance of forces; to me, od equilibrium” would be more accurate — but perhaps that’s not poetic enough? I think I’ll read this many times. Official Facebook Official site.

For more information, please consult the website, journeyoftheuniverse. A bit esoteric and philosophical. What is our place in the billion-year history of the universe?

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Enjoyed reading I enjoyed that the book concluded with optimism regarding the future of humanity and the likelihood that humans will discover their purpose in the universe. It is exquisite, important and mind-expanding!

How do we connect with the intricate web of life on Earth?