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"It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man." -- Loren Eiseley
Loren Eiseley (September 3, 1907 — July 9, 1977) was an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, who taught and published books from the 1950s through the 1970s. During this period he received more than 36 honorary degrees and was a fellow of many distinguished professional societies. At his death, he was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

He was noted as a “scholar and writer of imagination and grace,” which gained him a reputation and record of accomplishment far beyond the campus where he taught for 30 years. Publishers Weekly referred to him as "the modern Thoreau." The broad scope of his many writings considered such diverse topics as the mind of Sir Francis Bacon, the prehistoric origins of man, and the contributions of Charles Darwin.

Eiseley’s national reputation was established mainly through his books, including The Immense Journey (1957), Darwin's Century (1958), The Unexpected Universe (1969), The Night Country (1971), and his memoir, All the Strange Hours (1975). Science author Orville Prescott praised him as a scientist who “can write with poetic sensibility and with a fine sense of wonder and of reverence before the mysteries of life and nature.“ Naturalist author Mary Ellen Pitts saw his combination of literary and nature writings as his "quest, not simply for bringing together science and literature... but a continuation of what the 18th and 19th century British naturalists and Thoreau had done."

According to his obituary in the New York Times, the feeling and philosophical motivation of the entire body of Dr. Eiseley’s work was best expressed in one of his essays, The Enchanted Glass: “The anthropologist wrote of the need for the contemplative naturalist, a man who, in a less frenzied era, had time to observe, to speculate, and to dream.” Shortly before his death, he received an award from the Boston Museum of Science for his “outstanding contribution to the public understanding of science” and another from the U.S. Humane Society for his “significant contribution for the improvement of life and environment in this country.”

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Total Books: 33
Loren Eiseley The Immense Journey The Firmament of Time The Unexpected Universe Uncollected Writings
2016 - Loren Eiseley the Immense Journey the Firmament of Time the Unexpected Universe Uncollected Writings [The Library of America] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598535068
ISBN-10: 1598535064
Genre: Science & Math

Loren Eiseley The Invisible Pyramid The Night Country Essays from The Star Thrower
2016 - Loren Eiseley the Invisible Pyramid the Night Country Essays From the Star Thrower [The Library of America] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598535075
ISBN-10: 1598535072
Genre: Science & Math

The Lost Notebooks of Loren Eiseley
2002 - The Lost Notebooks of Loren Eiseley (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803267473
ISBN-10: 0803267479
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

All the Strange Hours The Excavation of a Life
2000 - All the Strange Hours the Excavation of a Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780803267411
ISBN-10: 080326741X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Firmament of Time
1999 - The Firmament of Time (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803267398
ISBN-10: 0803267398
Genres: Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Invisible Pyramid
1998 - The Invisible Pyramid (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803267381
ISBN-10: 080326738X
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Invisible Pyramid
1998 - Invisible Pyramid (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613257282
ISBN-10: 0613257286
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature

The Night Country
1997 - The Night Country (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780803267350
ISBN-10: 0803267355
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

How Flowers Changed
1996 - How Flowers Changed (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780871568892
ISBN-10: 0871568896
Genres: Arts & Photography, Science & Math
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

The Invisible Pyramid A Naturalist Analyses the Rocket Century
1985 - The Invisible Pyramid a Naturalist Analyses the Rocket Century [Invisible Pyramid SL 328] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780684127323
ISBN-10: 0684127326
Genre: Science & Math

Darwin and the Mysterious MrX
1979 - Darwin and the Mysterious Mrx (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780460044714
ISBN-10: 0460044710

Star Thrower
1979 - Star Thrower [Harvest/HBJ Book] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781417618675
ISBN-10: 1417618671
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Another Kind of Autumn
1977 - Another Kind of Autumn (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684163529
ISBN-10: 0684163527

All the Strange Hours
1975 - All the Strange Hours (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684144276
ISBN-10: 0684144271
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Innocent Assassins Poems
1975 - The Innocent Assassins Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780684144375
ISBN-10: 0684144379
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math

The Unexpected Universe
1973 - The Unexpected Universe (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140035575
ISBN-10: 0140035575

The Man Who Saw Through Time
1973 - The Man Who Saw Through Time (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780684132853
ISBN-10: 0684132850
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Night Country  Reflections of a BoneHunting Man
1971 - The Night Country Reflections of a Bonehunting Man (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9786841256844
ISBN-10: 6841256840
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Darwin's Century Evolution and the Men Who Discovered It
1961 - Darwin's Century Evolution and the Men Who Discovered It (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385081412
ISBN-10: 0385081413
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Immense Journey  An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature
1959 - The Immense Journey an Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394701578
ISBN-10: 0394701577
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

1957 - Immense Journey (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394430140
ISBN-10: 039443014X

Shape of Likelihood Relevance and the University [The Franklin lectures in the sciences and humanities] (Hardcover)
Francis Bacon and the Modern Dilemma [Library of English Renaissance Literature] (Hardcover)