The Phenomenon of Man
Considered Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Magnum Opus, this book shows the convergence of the cosmos from simple elements to the complex nervous systems of human beings. Teilhard then argues that evolution has not stopped with the creation of human beings, but is now in the process of converging the human mass (like atoms and cells before them) into a higher complex arrangement, this time on a planetary scale. All along the way, this evolutionary process has revealed itself to be one that proceeds along an axis of complexity and consciousness. With the growth of globalization, and the development of a complex Internet-based global society, some have argued that The Phenomenon of Man contains many insights that have proven prescient.