An original history of man’s greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces. In Boorstin’s bestseller The Discoverers, the achievements of Galileo, Columbus, Darwin, Gutenberg and Freud emerged as upwellings of creativity and. The Discoverers. A History of Man’s Search to Know His World and Himself. by Daniel J. Boorstin. Publication date Topics A
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Of course no book seeking to discuss man’s discoveries throughout time including, of course, time itself could be anywhere near comprehensive, nor could it be all inclusive. Boorstin’s work is nonetheless impressive in its adroit treatment of a sweeping range of subjects with both brevity and clarity and enough specificity to truly enlighten. Boorstin filled in many gaps in my own knowledge of discovery and will no doubt produce the same effect in others.
He also provides one of the most unique notes sections I’ve ever encountered, an annotated bibliography of additional reading on literally ever topic covered within his work.
This is perhaps the most valuable reward offered to those seeking depth not found within this formidable book. Not surprising, given that he’s a former Librarian of Congress. Account Options Sign in. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man’s insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way.
Covering time, the earth and My library Help Advanced Diwcoverers Search. An original history of man’s greatest adventure: Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories discverers the man’s profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos. User Review – Flag as inappropriate nm. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Of course no book seeking to discuss man’s discoveries throughout time including, of course, time itself could be anywhere near comprehensive, nor could it be all inclusive.
Selected pages Page 1. The Appeal of Symmetry. The Prison of Christian Dogma. A Flat Earth Returns. How the Mongols Opened the Way. From Qualities to Quantities. The Microscope of Nature. From Experience to Experiment. Priority Becomes the Discoverfrs.
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The Invention of Species. The Discovery of Asia.
The Land Curtain Comes Down. Beyond the Threatening Cape. To India and Back. Why Not the Arabs? The Chinese Reach Out.
An Empire without Wants. Dead End in Vinland. The Power of the Winds. The Enterprise of the Indies. Fair Winds Soft Words and Luck.
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Paradise Found and Lost. The Reign of Secrecy. The Ardors of Negative Discovery. The Witness of the Naked Eye.
A Vision Troubled and Surprised. Caught in the Cross Fire. The Tyranny of Galen.
From Animals to Man. In Search boortsin the Missing Link. Empire of the Learned. The Art of Artificial Writing. Communities of the Vernacular. The Island of Islam. Toward a World Literature. Explorers among the Ruins. To Wake the Dead. The Discovery of Prehistory. The Shock of the Primitive. A Science of Culture.
An Expanding Universe of Wealth. The Infinite and the Infinitesimal. Other editions – View all The discoverers: Inhe received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature. He was the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served ddiscoverers the Librarian of Congress.
He died in The Discoverers Daniel J. The Discoverers Volume 2 of Knowledge Series.