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Written by Daniel J. BoorstinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Daniel J. Boorstin

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: February 12, 1985
  • Price: $18.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-72625-0 (0-394-72625-1)
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Winner of the History of Science Society Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize

Boorstin's companion volume to The Creators and The Seekers is a vivid, sweeping, and original history of human discovery.

“Compellingly readable . . . a remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details.” —The Wall Street Journal

“History written in the grand style. . . . I cannot readily recall another book from which I learned so many new things...few indeed will be the readers who do not themselves become discoverers.” —Washington Post Book World