Nellie Mc Laughlin, a native of Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy. Having grown up on a farm she is delighted to be back on the land. Her love of life and her early interest in geology/geography, which was nurtured through learning and reflection on life’s experience, have lead to the discovery of the story of the universe as a new transforming context for living. Nellie works in cosmology, ecology and sustainable living throughout Ireland. In Out of Wonder she takes the reader on a journey through life in the Universe from its initial `flaring forth’ to the present day; in so doing, she presents a passionately-argued case for the need to care for the Earth, which has supported life for eons.