The Discoverers (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Daniel J. Boorstinwas the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience; The National Experience, andThe Democratic Experience)that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he 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 as the Librarian of Congress. He died in 2004."

Praise For…


" A remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details"-- (The Wall Street Journal)
" A sumptuous, totally engaging panorama. No one who reads it will look at the chronicle of human ingenuity in the same way again." --David McCullough

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394726250
ISBN-10: 0394726251
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: February 12th, 1985
Pages: 768
Language: English