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Riassunto: The obstacles to discovery - the illusions of knowledge -are also part of the story. Boorstin captures the illusions about the past - the earth before Columbus and Balboa, Magellan and Captain Cook, about the heavens before Copernicus and Galileo, about the human body before Paracelsus and Harvey, plants before Linnaeus, the past before Petrarch, wealth before Adam Smith, the physical world before Newton, Dalton, Faraday and Einstein. He asks unfamiliar questions: Why didn't the Chinese 'discover' Europe or America? Why did people take so long to learn that the earth goes around the sun? All In one great chronological extravaganza. 'A ravishing book...with a verve, an audacity and a grasp of every sort of knowledge that is outrageous and wonderful...I can't think of any other living writer who could have attempted, let alone accomplished it' Alistair Cooke. 'An adventure story...great good fun to read' New York Times Book Review. 'A grand and exhilarating voyage, a bold attempt to circumnavigate the intellectual globe' The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Sinossi: 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.
Titolo: The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search ...
Casa editrice: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1984
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. No Dust Jacket. The cover image and date may vary. Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000814319
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1984. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP70229836
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. GOOD Condition -- Book has visible wear with highlightings and writings inside -- Overall in GOOD & readable condition -- Book ONLY -- Does NOT INCLUDE supplementary materials or accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. -- Great DEAL !! Fast Shipping -- Friendly Customer Service -- Buy with Confidence!. Codice libro della libreria RP0460046624GO
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, London, 1984. Hard Back. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. British 1st. 0460046624 Minor thumbing else tight and clean. DJ shows light sunning/rubbing, chipping. Codice libro della libreria 172101
Descrizione libro J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London , England, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Clean and bright internally, looks little used. The dustjacket has some rubbing and light shelfwear, priceclipped. A vivid sweeping and original history of man's greatest adventure ; his search to discover the world around him. Codice libro della libreria 6005306
Descrizione libro J.M. Dent, 1984., 1984. 1st U.K. edition. 8vo. xvi + [747pp.] Owner’s inscription, original boards, d/w. rubbed to edges. ISBN 0460046624 US$10. Codice libro della libreria 139436
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 0460046624GOA
Descrizione libro Dent, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 164 x 240 x 37mm. No significant wear to book or jacket. NB: An extra shipping charge may be requested for heavier or more valuable items. All our 'Bookseller Images' show the actual item you will receive. Codice libro della libreria 003452
Descrizione libro NY:Random House,1983., 1983. Third Edition. Very good in good dustjacket. dj has a 1" x 3" piece missing from bottom of rear panel. Remainder Mark. 745 pp. Indexed. Codice libro della libreria 693
Descrizione libro J.M. Dent & Sons, London, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 1.15 kg; XVI, 752 pages, indexed, with some reference notes, bound in original grey paper over boards, with colour illustrated dustjacket. There is a small pale stain which affects the margin of pages 5 -- 24 at about 3 inches from the top edge on the side, to a maximum depth of approximately 3/8". otherwise the book and jacket are without damage. The author, who was librarian of Congress from 1975, And Also a Director of the National Museum of History and Technology and senior historian of the Smithsonian Institution, has written in original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him -- the relationship of the heavens to his own planet, the elusive and mysterious dimension of time, the vast and colourful range of plants and animals, the intricate workings of his own body, a surprising variety of human societies past and present. -- Front fold over blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We will happily provide a picture of this book, on request. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; ISBN: 0460046624. ISBN/EAN: 9780460046626. Inventory No: 0230691. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Codice libro della libreria 0230691