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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