The Mutual Evolution of Earth and Humanity

Sketch of a Geology and Paleontology of the Living Earth

Dankmar Bosse; Translated by Frank T. Fawcett

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  • A spectacular overview of how life on earth, and the earth itself, came to be as it is today
  • Written by an experienced geologist but also drawing on spiritual-scientific methods to present a rounded picture
  • Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout

A comprehensive picture of the evolution of the earth, and life on earth in a single monumental work by an esteemed geologist.

280 x 216 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Philosophy of Human Life; Philosophy of the Natural World
colour and b/w illustrations throughout
528 pages
Publication date:
08 Aug 2019


This monumental work by Dankmar Bosse presents, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the evolution of the earth and its natural kingdoms, based primarily on geology and paleontology, and with reference to the work of Rudolf Steiner.

Bosse explores many core questions of natural science, such as the relationship of humanity to the evolution of the animal kingdom, the origin of deep crystalline rocks, and the shaping of present-day landscapes.

This is a fascinating exposition of the development of our natural world, and human beings, lavishly illustrated in colour. It is essential reading for anyone interested in how life on earth, and the earth itself, got to this point.


Dankmar Bosse was born in Germany in 1940 and trained as a geologist. Until 1989 he worked at the Central Geological Institute in East Berlin, specialising in regional geology. After German reunification, he became a freelance lecturer and teacher, with a particuilar interest in anthroposophic research. He lives in Berlin.

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