General Evolution Theory and Story
-for scientists and most readers
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Dawn: The Origins of Matter and Life, Boston: Atlantic,
1981,The Life Era: Cosmic Selection and
Conscious Evolution, New York:
Monthly Press; 1987, and Cosmic
Evolution, Boston: Harvard University Press,
three extremely readable books by astrophysicist and co-founding
GERG member Chaisson
cover the span from cosmic through biological into personal, cultural,
moral, and conscious
evolution. An invaluable resource for "Great Adventure"
student and teacher
Systems and Society.
N.C.: Duke University Press, 1989.
pioneering perspective on evolution and evolution theory from a
general systems theory perspective
by the leading Hungarian biologist and another co-founding GERG
Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future,
Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body.
San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1987 and 1995.
flagship books for another co-founding GERG member, in this case
one of the boldest thinkers
to tackle cultural evolution and its implications for practically
every aspect of our lives.
Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness.
York: Morrow, 1993.
well-written perspective grounded in history, consciousness, and
futures studies by another
the Clockwork Universe: The Emerging Science and Culture of Integral
Scotland: Floris Books, 1997.
well-written perspective grounded in physics, chaos theory, and
consciousness studies from
another GERG member.
The General Theory.
NJ: Hampton Press, 1996.
updated version of Laszlo's classic earlier statement of general
in Shambhala's short-lived New Science Library.
The Whispering Pond.
New York: Element Books, 1996.
A choice selection of one of the 10 most important science books for 2000, for
general readers as well as scientists.
MA.: The MIT Press, 1991.
pioneering update for the general reader bringing chaos theory into
the picture that still remains
useful, particularly for inspiring students and those new to the
field with the
of advanced evolution theory.
Death of Adam: Evolution and its Impact on Western Thought.
Iowa State University Press, 1996.
reprint of the original 1959 edition, this is an Invaluable source
for the history of the earlier
development of evolution theory over two centuries leading to Darwin.
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