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    DescriptionExamines 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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    Title
    History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Discoverers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 745
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780394726250
    ISBN 10: 0394726251
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    BIC subject category V2: PDX, RGR
    DC21: 909
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 909
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CB69 .B66 1985, CB69.B66 1
    Thema V1.0: PDX, RGR
    Edition statement
    Vintage Book.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 December 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    " 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
    Back cover copy
    '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.
    Flap copy
    An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.
    Table of contents
    Book One: Time The Heavenly Empire From Sun Time to Clock Time The Missionary Clock Book Two: The Earth and the Seas The Geography of the Imagination Paths to the East Doubling the World The American Surprise Sea Paths to Everywhere Book Three: Nature Seeing the Invisible Inside Ourselves Science Goes Public Cataloguing the Whole Creation Book Four: Society Widening the Communities of Knowledge Opening the Past Surveying the Present