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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
1985
February 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
768
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.7
MB

Customer Reviews

the_laminator ,

I'm on my 4th read!

My favorite book. I got my first copy as a gift at least 15 years ago. I've since given it as a gift twice and am about to read it again for the 4th time. It captured my interest in history and humanity, with insights on the effects various inventions played, and the some times limiting control those in positions of religious power had over the advancement of knowledge.

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