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Swimme, Brian

Overview
Works: 105 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 4,435 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
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A walk through time : from stardust to us : the evolution of life on earth by Sidney Liebes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Imagine a walk where every step forward transports you a few million years in time. Just such a mind-expanding premise inspired this landmark book, developed from the acclaimed "Walk Through Time" exhibit on tour around the world." "Here, in one volume, is the remarkable drama of the history of the universe and life on Earth. Travel from the furious blast of the Big Bang to the first pulse of life, and on through the rich pageant of life's evolution from primordial microbes to the rise of Homo sapiens. Span 15 billion years to discover life's greatest mysteries emerging. Over 130 beautiful four-color illustrations and an absorbing narrative highlight significant events and themes in Earth's life story. The original exhibit itself is re-created as a timeline that runs throughout the book, pinpointing key stages in the evolutionary drama and where they fall in the vast sweep of time."--BOOK JACKET
The universe story : from the primordial flaring forth to the ecozoic era--a celebration of the unfolding of the cosmos by Brian Swimme ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Grounded in contemporary scientific understanding and inspired by the world's great wisdom traditions, cosmologist Brian Swimme and cultural historian Thomas Berry meld the findings of contemporary science - cosmology, geology, biology, and sociology - with the human search for meaning. The resulting account articulates fifteen billion years of existence with awe, delight, and vision." "Swimme and Berry remind us of the importance of story - "story is the only way of providing, in our times, what the mythic stories of the universe provided for tribal peoples and for the earlier classical civilizations in their times." In a richly detailed narrative of epic sweep, they recount the unfolding of the universe, from the "primordial flaring forth" and the formation of galaxies and supernovas to the "human emergence," classical civilizations, and imminent Ecozoic era." "The Universe Story compellingly explores humanity's place in the evolving cosmos and our ecological imperative. Crippling the Earth's biodiversity, "we are deciding what species will live or perish, we are determining the chemical structure of the soil and the air and the water, we are mapping out the areas of wilderness that will be allowed to function in their own natural modalities." This, Swimme and Berry remind us, "is filled with risk and presumption," for "the story of the Earth is also the story of the human."" "Honoring "the special capacity of the human to enable the universe and the planet Earth to reflect on and to celebrate...in our music and our art, our dance and our poetry, and in our religious rituals," Swimme and Berry urge that we honor the knowledge gained by centuries of scientific inquiry with reverence, entrancement, and a commitment to renewal. Such joyous commitment is essential, for "there is eventually only one story, the story of the universe. Every form of being is integral with this comprehensive story. Nothing is itself without everything else.""--BOOK JACKET
Journey of the universe by Brian Swimme ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth's history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life on Earth? In Journey of the Universe Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. The authors explore cosmic evolution as a profoundly wondrous process based on creativity, connection, and interdependence, and they envision an unprecedented opportunity for the world's people to address the daunting ecological and social challenges of our times. Journey of the Universe transforms how we understand our origins and envision our future. Though a little book, it tells a big story one that inspires hope for a way in which Earth and its human civilizations could flourish together. This book is part of a larger project that includes a documentary film, an educational DVD series, and a website. The film and the DVD series will be released in 2011. For more information, please consult the website, journeyoftheuniverse.org"--
The universe is a green dragon : a cosmic creation story by Brian Swimme ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hidden heart of the cosmos : humanity and the new story by Brian Swimme ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upon meeting that challenge rests much of the vitality of Earth community, and the future quality of life, for ourselves and our children
Journey of the universe ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey of the universe guides us through an elegant telling of the ways in which galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms emerged within the vast drama of the universe, from the origins of life to our present challenges. Today the survival of species and entire ecosystems depends upon the choices humans make
Journey of the universe an epic story of cosmic, earth, and human transformation ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic story about cosmic, Earth and human transformation from producer/directors Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard). Big Bang, big science, big history, this one-of-a-kind film was created by renowned scientists, scholars, and award-winning film-makers led by co-writers Brian Thomas Swimme, the acclaimed author and evolutionary philosopher, and Yale University historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker
Manifesto for a global civilization by Matthew Fox ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hidden heart of the cosmos by Brian Swimme ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three lectures by Brian Swimme, a mathematical cosmologist, concerning science, religion and cosmology
Canticle to the cosmos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of lectures based on Thomas Berry's twelve principles of a functional cosmology. "A functional cosmology is an account of where we are, where we come from, what we are doing, and where we are going."
The new natural selection by Brian Swimme ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The earth's imagination by Brian Swimme ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...places the human psyche within the fifteen billion year cosmic process in order to highlight the directions in which human consciousness is evolving today and into the future"--Container
The powers of the universe by Brian Swimme ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By grounding scientific theory in a human context, Swimme helps to situate the larger challenges of our day as part of the journey of the Universe. This view leads to a positive, life-affirming vision of human potential, one that calls for a new level of ecological responsibility, wisdom, and relatedness. In the process, Swimme demonstrates how science and spiritual traditions can find common ground in a worldview that is evolutionary, scientific, and filled with reverence and wonder
Canticle to the cosmos by Brian Swimme ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Canticle to the cosmos tells the scientific story of the Universe with a feeling for its sacred nature"--Conteneur
Canticle to the cosmos by Brian Swimme ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of lectures based on Thomas Berry's twelve principles of a functional cosmology. "A functional cosmology is an account of where we are, where we come from, what we are doing, and where we are going."
Die Autobiographie des Universums by Thomas Berry ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Universum ist ein grüner Drache ein Dialog über die Schöpfungsgeschichte oder von der mystischen Liebe zum Kosmos by Brian Swimme ( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fundamental order of the universe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of lectures based on Thomas Berry's twelve principles of a functional cosmology. "A functional cosmology is an account of where we are, where we come from, what we are doing, and where we are going."
A magical planet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of lectures based on Thomas Berry's twelve principles of a functional cosmology. "A functional cosmology is an account of where we are, where we come from, what we are doing, and where we are going."
Destruction and loss ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of lectures based on Thomas Berry's twelve principles of a functional cosmology. "A functional cosmology is an account of where we are, where we come from, what we are doing, and where we are going."
 
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Alternative Names
Swimme, Brian Thomas
Swimme Brian Thomas 1950-....
スウィム, ブライアン
Languages
English (67)
German (4)
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