The evolution of the universe and the evolution of life provision the religious naturalist with a wondrous grand narrative.
The 13.8-billion-year saga includes the generation of our star and our planet ~4.6 billion years ago and our species ~150,000 years ago. All of modern life shares a common chemistry and a common ancestry, and inhabits countless interdependent ecosystems.
Offered below are links to books, videos, and websites that present accessible accounts of our current science-based understandings of the natural world.
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Cosmology and Physics
|Annals of the Former World|
|Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth|
|The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet|
|Brilliant Green: The Surprising History of Plant Intelligence|
|Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo|
|The Regulatory Genome: Gene Regulatory Networks In Development And Evolution|
|Your Inner Fish|
|Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest|
|The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David George Haskell|
Books for Young Readers