Go Advanced Search
 




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
This Narrator: Christopher Cazenove
This Publisher: Publishing Mills

The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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

by Daniel J. Boorstin


Product Details

Publisher
 
Abridged Edition
Running Time
5 Hrs. 18 Min.
Share This

Description

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. Boorstin's flair for the vivid anecdote, for fresh points of view, and for the dramatic relationship of ideas has made him the most readable of our eminent historians.

The story of our world is not the usual succession of battles and empires and political leaders, but a tale of discoveries and beginnings. The long human quest for what man does not yet know becomes a mystery story played by a vast cast on an ever-changing stage. The heroes of this saga are men with an insatiable hunger for knowledge and the courage to venture into the unknown.

Why didn't the Chinese discover America? Why were people so slow to learn the earth goes around the sun? How and why did we begin to think of "species" of plants and animals? How, when, and why did people begin digging in the earth to learn about the past? How did the study of economics begin? These are but a few of the fascinating questions answered by Dr. Boorstin, Librarian of Congress Emeritus.


People Who Liked The Discoverers Also Liked These Free Titles:
  Unmasking Stalin
by Robert Rand

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: 1994
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T001925
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download
Cassette
1879371634