"A most extraordinary book, of far-reaching significance for the understanding of man's place in the universe." -- Abraham J. Heschel
"Marks the most significant achievement in synthetic thinking since that of Aquinas." -- Bernard Towers, Blackfriars
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 Phénomène Humain,
issued in France in December of that year, was immediately pronounced one of the outstanding publishing events of the century.