The DiscoverersBook - 1983
An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.
Publisher: New York : Random House ; Vintage, c1983
Edition: 1st ed. --
Branch Call Number: 909 BOO NVD
Characteristics: xvi, 745 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: The discoverers : a history of man's search to know his world and himself