• Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World See large image

    Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World (Paperback) By (author) Daniel J Boorstin

    $13.23 - Save $3.77 22% off - RRP $17.00 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 5 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionA "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year From the author of The Discoverers and The Creators, an incomparable history of man's essential questions: "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?" Daniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, introduces us to some of the great pioneering seekers whose faith and thought have for centuries led man's search for meaning. Moses sought truth in God above while Sophocles looked to reason. Thomas More and Machiavelli pursued truth through social change. And in the modern age, Marx and Einstein found meaning in the sciences. In this epic intellectual adventure story, Boorstin follows the great seekers from the heroic age of prophets and philosophers to the present age of skepticism as they grapple with the great questions that have always challenged man.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Seekers

    Title
    Seekers
    Subtitle
    The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel J Boorstin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 365
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375704758
    ISBN 10: 0375704752
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    DC21: 909
    DC22: 909
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: CB151.B66
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, QDH, NHTB
    LC classification: CB151 .B66 1999
    Edition statement
    Vintage Books ed
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 March 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Daniel J. Boorstin is also the author of The Americans, a trilogy that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature. He was the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress. He lives with his wife and editor, Ruth F. Boorstin, in Washington, D.C.
    Review quote
    "Impressive. . . . Boorstin reminds us what intellectual history on the grand scale looks like." --The New York Times Book Review "Unexcelled. . . . [It] confirms Boorstin's rank as one of the giants of twentieth-century American scholarship." --George F. Will "Delivered with . . . skill, unalloyed admiration, and a keen eye for detail." --Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "An admirable volume, thoroughly researched and beautifully arranged." --Washington Times
    Flap copy
    A "New York Times Notable Book of the Year From the author of The Discoverers and The Creators, an incomparable history of man's essential questions: "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?" Daniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, introduces us to some of the great pioneering seekers whose faith and thought have for centuries led man's search for meaning. Moses sought truth in God above while Sophocles looked to reason. Thomas More and Machiavelli pursued truth through social change. And in the modern age, Marx and Einstein found meaning in the sciences. In this epic intellectual adventure story, Boorstin follows the great seekers from the heroic age of prophets and philosophers to the present age of skepticism as they grapple with the great questions that have always challenged man.