Contents: Foreword by Brian Swimme; Teilhard's Transforming Thought; The Stuff of the Universe; The Inside of Things; The Juvenile Earth; The Appearance of Life; The Expansion of Life; Mother Earth (Demeter); The Birth of Thought; The Deployment of the Noosphere; The Modern Earth; The Collective Way Out; Beyond the Collective: The Hyperpersonal; The Ultimate Earth; Epilogue: The Christian Phenomenon; Summary or Postface: The Essence of the Human Phenomenon; Appendix: Some Comments on the Place and Role of Evil in an Evolving World; Index.
"This book has a magic quality you don't find in writing in the science world. This translation will in the future be the basic text for any serious study of Teilhard in the English language." -- Thomas Berry, co-author of The Universe Story. "Sarah Appleton-Weber has gifted English-speaking admirers of Teilhard and his thought with a superb new translation. Readers will find this new translation worth a fresh read. Appleton-Weber's introduction to the work opens to readers, including Teilhard scholars, the meaning and relevance not only of his vision but also of phrases and words that he used to help bring his vision into focus. Her introduction and copies of key diagrams used by Teilhard are of great value and make this new translation critical: it is of substantial value for communicating the vision of Teilhard." -- Zygon