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The Discoverers

Written by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers .

Category: History
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: February 1985
Price: $18.95
Can. Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-72625-0 (0-394-72625-1)
Pages: 768
Also available as an eBook.



 
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



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Daniel J. Boorstin is also the author of The Americans, a trilogy that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature. He was the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress. He died in 2004.





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