Loren Eiseley - Essayist, Philosopher, Literary Naturalist

Loren Eiseley Reader

The Reader is an anthology of Eiseley's most popular essays, intended for K-16 classroom use. The foreword is by noted author Ray Bradbury, and illustrations are by Lincoln artist Aaron Franco.

Published in 2009, The Reader has an illustrated map of Loren Eiseley's Nebraska, including locations of archaeological discoveries by Eiseley and The South Party from the University of Nebraska State Museum. Also included are several photos of Eiseley, his family and colleagues.

Purchase your own copy of the The Loren Eiseley Reader from the Nebraska Book Source.

Eiseley Reader Cover
The Loren Eiseley Reader.
(Illustration by Aaron Franco.)


Teacher's Guide

View the Teacher's Guide for The Loren Eiseley Reader.


Loren Eiseley Reader Donors

Your donation to the Loren Eiseley Society Reader project will go toward publication costs and the costs to distribute The Reader free of charge to schools and libraries in Nebraska. A donation of any amount really does make a difference. Thank you to all of our donors!

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Event: Eiseley's 110th Birthday Celebration
Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 17, 1:30-2:30pm
Location: Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room, Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St, Lincoln, NE
About: Free and open to all
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"The door to the past is a strange door. It swings open and things pass through it, but they pass in one direction only. No man can return across that threshold, though he can look down still and see the green light waver in the water weeds."

- Loren Eiseley, "The Snout," The Immense Journey
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