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The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos : Humanity and the New Story - Brian Swimme

The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

Humanity and the New Story

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Published: 1st June 1999
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What does it mean to be human, to live on planet Earth, in the universe as it is now understood? In The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos best-selling author and mathematical cosmologist Brian Swimme takes us on a journey through the cosmos in search of the "new story" that is developing in answer to this age-old question. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos opens up not only the exhilarating truths that science reveals of the birth of the universe, but how these truths can transform our lives.
In such a view the cosmos appears as awesome and meaningful, its dynamics revelatory, and in this revelation can be found the wisdom humanity needs to face and overcome its present crises, particularly the soul-numbing consumerism that threatens to overwhelm not only individuals, families or societies, but the Earth itself. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos helps us to grasp the larger significance of the human enterprise in this evolving university. Upon meeting that challenge rests much of the vitality of Earth community, and the future quality of life, for ourselves and our children.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Way of Cosmologyp. 1
A Three-Hundred-Thousand-Year Lineagep. 8
The Whirling Solar Systemp. 21
Cosmology and Ecstasyp. 31
The Sun as the Centerp. 38
Looking Down on the Milky Wayp. 45
The Large-Scale Structure of Space and Timep. 55
The Story Came to Usp. 63
Nighttime and Cosmic Rebirthp. 67
The Place Where the Universe Beganp. 75
A Multiplicity of Centersp. 80
Where Did the Universe Come From?p. 90
All-Nourishing Abyssp. 97
Einstein's Awakeningp. 105
The Center of the Cosmosp. 110
Indexp. 113
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781570752810
ISBN-10: 1570752818
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Type: New edition