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The discoverers

Author: בורסטין, דניאל ג'וסף, ; Daniel J Boorstin; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1985, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage book edView all editions and formats
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In Boorstin's 1983 bestseller The Discoverers, the achievements of Galileo, Columbus, Darwin, Gutenberg and Freud emerged as upwellings of creativity and courage, ingenious acts of revolt against ingrained habit. This richly illustrated two-volume edition reveals the world as known to the discovers themselves.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: בורסטין, דניאל ג'וסף, ; Daniel J Boorstin; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0394726251 9780394726250
OCLC Number: 11399771
Description: xvi, 745 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The heavenly empire. --
From sun time to clock time. --
The missionary clock. --
The geography of the imagination. --
Paths to the East. --
Doubling the world. --
The American surprise. --
Sea paths to everywhere. --
Seeing the invisible. --
Inside ourselves. --
Science goes public. --
Cataloguing the whole creation. --
Widening the communities of knowledge. --
Opening the past. --
Surveying the present.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Boorstin.
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In Boorstin's 1983 bestseller The Discoverers, the achievements of Galileo, Columbus, Darwin, Gutenberg and Freud emerged as upwellings of creativity and courage, ingenious acts of revolt against ingrained habit. This richly illustrated two-volume edition reveals the world as known to the discovers themselves.

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