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Author: Kenneth Heuer
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Title: The Lost Notebooks of Loren Eiseley
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Publisher: Little Brown & Co; Reprint edition (April 1, 1991)
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The Lost Notebooks of Loren Eiseley by Kenneth Heuer



The middle section presents the author of The Immense Journey, with reflections on nature and mankind. As a novelist and poet, I am enjoying reading this wonderful book carefully compiled by people who loved Eiseley and his work as much as I do. There are insights to find here about the world and our place in it as living entities that are as fresh and clear as Eiseley came upon them in his travels or as occurred to him in his brilliant mind as a result of study.

508 21. Personal Name: Eiseley, Loren . 1907-1977. Publication, Distribution, et. Lincoln. Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, c1987. 1907-1977 Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Personal Name: Heuer, Kenneth. Rubrics: Nature Naturalists United States Biography.

This indispensable collection is filled with marvelous autobiographical glimpses of Loren Eiseley at different points in his life-as a young, inquisitive man during the Depression, as an astute archaeologist, as a blossoming writer, and lastly, as a world-renowned observer and essayist.

Joel W. Hedgpeth, "The Lost Notebooks of Loren Eiseley. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Sociobiology.

byEiseley, Loren . 1907-1977; Heuer, Kenneth. Publication date 1987. Topics Eiseley, Loren . 1907-1977, Eiseley, Loren C, Nature, Naturalists, Autobiographie, Naturalists, Nature, Autobiographie, Nature. PublisherBoston : Little, Brown. Collectioninlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsorInternet Archive. ContributorInternet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. t on September 1, 2011.

Men of Other Planets by. Kenneth Heuer, Charles H. Smiley (Foreward).

Number of pages: 260. This book describes the following items: Eiseley, Loren . 1907-1977, Naturalists United States Biography, Nature, More about the author(s): Loren C. Eiseley was born in 1907. Download more by: Loren C. Eiseley. Find and Load Ebook The lost notebooks of Loren Eiseley.

This indispensable collection is filled with marvelous autobiographical glimpses of Loren Eiseley at different points in his life-as a young, inquisitive man during the Depression, as an astute archaeologist, as a blossoming writer, and lastly, as a world-renowned observer and essayist. Also included are poems, short stories, an array of Eiseley's absorbing observations on the natural world, and his always startling reflections on the nature and future of humankind and the universe

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. He received many honorary degrees and was a fellow of multiple professional societies. At his death, he was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Journal entries share the naturalist's memories of childhood and the Great Depression, descriptions of archaeological digs, and observations on nature and fellow writers
Reviews: 6
Zinnthi
As a novelist and poet, I am enjoying reading this wonderful book carefully compiled by people who loved Eiseley and his work as much as I do. There are insights to find here about the world and our place in it as living entities that are as fresh and clear as Eiseley came upon them in his travels or as occurred to him in his brilliant mind as a result of study. While the book stands on its own and would not require anyone to read any other work of this outstanding man, it nonetheless opens the door to his entire oeuvre of poems, essays and lectures. At the same time, those of us who read his journal, including myself, will understand the value of recording and expounding upon our own insights, no matter what discipline has guided our boundless inquiry into our existence. Many of us on that quest have found a great kinship with Eiseley, with the only regret that he is gone and we can only know him through his words. Even if we might think of our lives as tiny sparks in the flash that constitutes life on earth from its inception until the earth dies along with the sun, nonetheless we may learn by reading this journal and Eisley's other writings the value of recording and sharing the insights that arise during our life adventure, regardless of the medium we might chose as scientists or artists.
Dishadel
Loren Eiseley was an anthropologist, a writer, a curator, a poet, and professor, but most of all, he was a man who loved humanity. His books are mostly in essay format, with a rare fiction story thrown in, and deal with the profundities of science and the sublime. After he died, his wife collected all his notes, diaries, sketches, poems, and essays, both finished and unfinished, and selected from them pieces she felt he would want to share with his readers and that would not invade the privacy of this quiet man's memories. What she was selected were published here, in the Lost Notebooks. All the rest she burned. So these tidbits are truly the last thoughts we have of an amazing and profound man. If you are not a fan of his already, this book isn't the place to start, as many of the pieces are unfinished works, or ideas yet to be threshed out. As a long-time reader, I could read some of these and say "Oh Brilliant! I can definitely see where he was going with this!" However, another less familiar would be disappointed in the sketch-like nature of some of the works. If you enjoy essays revolving around science and humanity, I highly suggest his books The Unexpected Universe and The Starthrower as beginners.
Gerceytone
Beautifully written. This book inspired me as a parent and teacher. Gives great insight into education at all levels, from childhood to university.
Cerar
I found this book while searching for science biographies for my eighth grade classroom library. It is a wonderful collection of jottings and sketches ... small pieces in first form, later to become his essays, and eventually his books. I was thrilled to find such a recognized author had started each piece in the way I try to start things ... some rambling, some observing, some speculating, some drafting. I strongly recommend this for any non-fiction writer, or writer-to-be.
Jark
This is a lovely book - if you are an Eisely fan. I agree with the previous reviewer that this should not be the first book you select if you've never read Eiseley. (Start with The Immense Journey or The Star Thrower.) However, if you are a fan, this is a nice book to add to your collection. This book contains snippits of things from Eiseley's notes, presented as a collection. It doesn't flow like his other books, but there are things here that would be difficult to find outside of library archives.
DEAD-SHOT
While I think this is a very good book, I would not recommend it to someone who has not read much of Eiseley's work. There are fabulous essays in this volume; on the other hand, some are not so good and some are unfinished. If you want to get acquainted with Eiseley's work I'd recommend "The Star Thrower" before you read anything else. If you become a real Eiseley enthusiast, then this book will be worthwhile to you.