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The discoverers

Author: Daniel J Boorstin; Clare Boothe Luce; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress); Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the ongoing story of the progressive discovery by man of the nature of the observable world and universe.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914-2004.
Discoverers.
New York : Random House, ©1983
(OCoLC)561569573
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Boorstin; Clare Boothe Luce; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress); Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0394402294 9780394402291
OCLC Number: 9645583
Description: xvi, 745 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Book one: Time --
The heavenly empire --
From sun time to clock time --
The missionary clock Book two: The earth and the seas --
The geography of the imagination --
Paths to the East --
Doubling the world --
The American surprise --
Sea paths to everywhere --
Book three: Nature --
Seeing the invisible --
Inside ourselves --
Science goes public --
Cataloguing the whole creation --
Book four: Society --
Widening the communities of knowledge --
Opening the past --
Surveying the present.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Boorstin.
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Tells the ongoing story of the progressive discovery by man of the nature of the observable world and universe.

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