Raymo has authored several novels including The Dork of Cork, which was made into a major film Frankie Starlight. There has long been a suggestion that Valentine was a doctor, and Raymo has built his story around the romance of the physician Valentine and the blind Julia, daughter of a Roman jailer. Visiting them in turn, Raymo brings to life the human dramas of courageous individuals who bucked reigning orthodoxies to expand our horizons, including one brave rebel who paid the ultimate price for surmising the multitude of worlds we now take for granted. The Path A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe Written by Chet Raymo Originally published 2003 For nearly forty years, Chet Raymo has walked a one-mile path from his house in North Easton, Massachusetts, to the Stonehill College campus where he has taught physics and astronomy. Chet Raymo is Professor Emeritus at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. He is also a humanistic thinker of the first rank and an inspiring optimist.
Is scientific knowledge a satisfactory ground for the religious experience? Chet Raymo is simply the best literary naturalist writing today, producing elegantly written, insightful books that open from a seemingly modest premise into a dizzying and sometimes humbling view of our place in the universe. He recalls his idyllic childhood, which ended in violence; his education and adventures in the most renowned monasteries and courts of the age; and above all, his passionate and troubled relationship with the woman Melisande, who changed everything. Master taleteller, deft and graceful scientist, passionate poet, Raymo is a storycatcher and storysinger of rare humor, hawkness of eye, breadth of biology and physics acumen, and lyricism of line. The light from the star Arcturus I see reflected in the brook beneath the bridge at night has been traveling across space for forty years before entering my eye. Honey from Stone is a series of meditations organized around the theme of a medieval Book of Hours. The author takes as his inspiration, Dingle, in the West of Ireland, exploring the natural phemena of the landscape. None of them could possibly imagine what the summer of 1944 had in store for them as the novel hurtles towards its dramatic conclusion.
The setting here is the Dingle Penisula, a wild promontory on the Irish coast where Raymo spends his summers. A book that has been read but is in good condition. There's more than a touch of Annie Dillard here, in Raymo's impressive ability to combine lyrical description and scientific analysis. New York City: Dodd, Mead, and Co. Informative and poetic and a celebration of the mysterious universe. Originally published three decades ago, The Soul of the Night is a classic work that is a must for those interested in the relationship between science and faith. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
The language is fun and playful in that Irish way. Organizing his book according to the monastic hours of prayer, Chet Raymo examines the strength of scientific language to encounter the divine in the natural world. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Dodd, Mead. A travel book about the world of ideas. In poetic prose grounded in a mind trained to discover fact, Honey from Stone enters the wonder of the material world in search of our deepest nature. New York City: Dodd, Mead, and Co.
This simple yet substantial text is full of critical information and helpful hints on how to observe the stars; describe their positions; calculate their age, brightness, and distance; and much more. He tells the stories of the pagan hero Bran and the Christian saint Brendan, whose name the mountain evokes. Can the language of traditional religion constitute an appropriately modern language of praise? Sit back in your favorite easy chair and travel with jim to 60 familiar geological sites—from the exotic hot water vent communities of life on the floor of the Pacific to the glistening frozen ice cap of Antarctica. Through a combined visual and verbal presentation of the subject matter, Chet Raymo unravels phenomena that have long been cloaked in mystery. Chet Raymo is one of my favorite writers for his wealth of imagery and the sheer pleasure of the writing. As he wanders the land year upon year, Raymo gathers the revelations embedded in the geological and cultural history of this wild and ancient place. There is a lot of historical biology type stuff--like why there are no snakes in Ireland kind of fun playful stuff.
This is one question that Raymo takes up in this dazzling book on the current debate between science and religion. His weekly newspaper column Science Musings appeared in the for twenty years. He is our apostle of the joy of curiosity. Mount Brandon is one of several holy mountains in Ireland that attract scores of believers and secular trekkers from around the world. How did the wood anemone and Sheep Pasture get their names? A book that has been read but is in good condition. He is a winner of a 1998 Lannan Literary Award for his nonfiction work, and the subject of a biographical essay in American Nature Writers. He is the author of fourteen books on science and nature.
He is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Stonehill College, in Easton, Massachusetts. The spine may show signs of wear. Every apparent bottom is false. In The Path, Raymo chronicles the universe he has found by closely observing every detail of his route. Is scientific knowledge a satisfactory ground for the religious experience? The essays are very short and easy to read.
The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. The landscape of the Dingle Peninsula in the west of Ireland, where Chet Raymo has spent a good part of his life, triggered these reflections on the natural world, the significance of science, and the spiritual conundrums facing modern humankind. Raymo takes the reader on a spiritual journey framed by the geology and astronmy of the Irish peninsula of Dingle. Science can be remote, frightening, incomphrehensible. A travel book about the world of ideas.