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

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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself - Boorstin, Daniel J.

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, ... Read More

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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