9780803267350

The Night Country

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803267350

  • ISBN10:

    0803267355

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-06-01
  • Publisher: Bison Books

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Summary

Toward the end of his life, Loren Eiseley reflected on the mystery of life, throwing light on those dark places traversed by himself and centuries of humankind.The Night Countryis a gift of wisdom and beauty from the famed anthropologist. It describes his needy childhood in Nebraska, reveals his increasing sensitivity to the odd and ordinary in nature, and focuses on a career that turns him inward as he reaches outward for answers in old bones.

Author Biography

Gale E. Christianson, author of Fox at the Wood’s Edge: A Biography of Loren Eiseley, is a professor of history at Indiana State University, Terre Haute.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD xvii
1. THE GOLD WHEEL
3(12)
2. THE PLACES BELOW
15(16)
3. BIG EYES AND SMALL EYES
31(16)
4. INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS
47(12)
5. THE CHRESMOLOGUE
59(20)
6. PAW MARKS AND BURIED TOWNS
79(12)
7. BARBED WIRE AND BROWN SKULLS
91(16)
8. THE RELIC MEN
107(20)
9. STRANGENESS IN THE PROPORTION
127(26)
10. THE CREATURE FROM THE MARSH
153(16)
11. ONE NIGHT'S DYING
169(12)
12. OBITUARY OF A BONE HUNTER
181(14)
13. THE MIND AS NATURE
195(32)
14. THE BROWN WASPS
227(12)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 239

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