History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
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History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself

By (author) Discoverers

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Examines the human quest for knowledge and discoveries as it discusses such men as Galileo, Adam Smith, Columbus, Marx, Napoleon, Magellan, Faraday, Freud, Marco Polo, and St. Augustine

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  • Paperback | 745 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 43.18mm | 612.35g
  • 01 Dec 1991
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Vintage Books
  • New York
  • English
  • Vintage Book.
  • 0394726251
  • 9780394726250
  • 177,378

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" A remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details"-- (The Wall Street Journal) " A sumptuous, totally engaging panorama. No one who reads it will look at the chronicle of human ingenuity in the same way again." --David McCullough

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'The Discoverers' is a vivid, sweeping, and 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 colorful range of plants and animals, the intricate workings of his own body, the surprising variety of human societies past and present--by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, now the Librarian of Congress.

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.

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