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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself

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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 ...

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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
2003, New Millennium Audio

ISBN-13: 9781590073582

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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson History, London

ISBN-13: 9781842122273

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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
1985, Vintage Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780394726250

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