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Author Pitts, Mary Ellen.

Title Toward a dialogue of understandings : Loren Eiseley and the critique of science / Mary Ellen Pitts.

Published Bethlehem [Pa.] : Lehigh University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  818.5409 PITT {Bund28 20111209}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 347 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-340) and index.
Contents 1. The Scientist as Writer: Eiseley and the Ironic Imperative -- 2. A Route for Critique: Eiseley's Genre -- 3. The Need for the Hybrid Genre -- 4. The Genesis of Method I: Darwin's Century -- 5. The Genesis of Method II: The Immense Journey -- 6. The Move toward an Ironic View: The Firmament of Time -- 7. Reexamination of Science I: The Unexpected Universe -- 8. Reexamination of Science II: The Invisible Pyramid -- 9. The Self as a Vehicle for Understanding I: The Night Country -- 10. The Self as a Vehicle for Understanding II: All the Strange Hours -- 11. Margins of Humanism, Margins of Science: The Star Thrower and the Dialogue of Understandings.
Summary In Toward a Dialogue of Understandings, Mary Ellen Pitts examines scientist Loren Eiseley's unique impact as a thinker and writer.
Subject Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977 -- Knowledge -- Science.
Literature and science -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- Historiography.
Science in literature.
ISBN 0934223378 (alk. paper)