The Discoverers


The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself

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Author  Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher  Vintage
Publication Date   February 12, 1985
ISBN  9780394726250
Pages  768

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.  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 the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.

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