For Immediate Release
Merrill Miller, 202-238-9088 ext. 105, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2014)—Humanist Press, the publishing arm of the American Humanist Association, is pleased to announce the release of Nature’s Hidden Force: Joining Spirituality with Science by George Land and Beth Jarman. The book offers a stunning new take on the debate between science and spirituality that will appeal to the religious and non-religious alike.
Already, critics have lauded the book’s revolutionary re-examination of the scientific principles of entropy. It has received advance praise from Kirkus Reviews, which stated that it “shows how the universe’s disorder ultimately leads to order and personal completion.” Foreword Reviews described it as having “profound implications for all areas of human endeavor, from education to economics, from how we care for the environment to how we can continue to maintain hope in our hearts.”
By revisiting the work of the 19th Century physicist who first presented the theory of entropy, the idea that the universe is irreversibly headed toward a whimpering “heat death,” Land and Jarman scientifically show in easily understandable terms that the entire concept is based on a gross misunderstanding of how matter and energy actually function. The universe, Land and Jarman assure readers, isn’t falling apart but instead is getting better all the time!
Nature’s Hidden Force is full of insight not only for the scientific community but also for those seeking spirituality. Land and Jarman describe nature’s impulse for overcoming entropy as a kind of “Creative Connecting,” a force as real as gravity and as worthy of reverence as any deity. Land and Jarman ultimately prove that no one needs to give up on science to be truly spiritual. Nature’s Hidden Force is perfectly in tune with the one-third of Americans who call themselves “spiritual but not religious.”
George Land, general systems scientist who discovered transformation theory, is the author of Grow or Die, the Unifying Principle of Transformation, published by Random House. It was a “Main Selection” of the Saturday Review Book Club . Beth Jarman is the co-author of Breakpoint and Beyond, published by Harper and Harper Perennial. Her broad-based experience includes six years as an educator, a state legislator and CEO of The FarSight Group.
Copies are available from Humanist Press in print and ebook formats. Paperback copies are $14.99, and ebook copies are $9.99.
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