About the Author
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin was born in Auvergne, France, in 1881. An ordained member of the Society of Jesus, Pierre Teilhard held positions as professor of geology at the Catholic Institute in Paris, director of the National Geologic Survey of China and director of the National Research Center of France. He lived in China for many years where he played a major role in the discovery of Pekin man. In 1951 he moved to New York where under the auspices of the Wenner-Gren Foundation he was enabled to continue his work until his death in 1955. " Le PhEnomEne Humain, " issued in France in December of that year, was immediately pronounced one of the outstanding publishing events of the century.
Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, scriptwriter, and performer, whose books include the critically acclaimed A Short History of Indians in Canada and Green Grass, Running Water. Graham Greene first attracted international attention in the film Dances with Wolves. He has appeared in numerous other films and TV dramas, including Lonesome Dove: The Series and Northern Exposure.