Suggested Readings


To Develop the Human Potential, by Maria Montessori (1948)


Children of the Universe: Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary Classroom, by Michael and D’Neil Duffy (Originally released in 2002, Updated in 2013?)


Universe Story Trilogy (Targeted for children, Great for all Ages for learning the Story):


Born With a Bang by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersen


From Lava to Life by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersen


Mammals Who Morph by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersen



Journey of the Universe (Book) by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker  (2011)


Journey of the Universe (Movie), Narrated by Brian Swimme, Produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim (2011)



Journey of the Universe (Conversations/Educational Series Overview) (2012)



The New Story (Landmark Essay by Thomas Berry, 1978)


The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry (1988)


The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future (2000)


The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality and Religion in the Twenty First Century, by Thomas Berry (2009)


The Great Story (Video, 2002)



The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story, by Brian Swimme (1984)

The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era–A Celebration of the Unfolding Cosmos, by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme  (1994)

The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story, by Brian Swimme (1999)



Epic of Evolution, by Eric Chaisson (2007)

Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos



The Gaia Hypothesis, by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis



Big History: Between Nothing and Everything, by David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, and Craig Benjamin (2014)


Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present, by Cynthia Stokes Brown (2007)


Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History, by David Christian (2011)


This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity