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Synopsis: See the editorial review below.
From Publishers Weekly:
In Boorstin's 1983 bestseller The Discoverers , the achievements of Galileo, Columbus, Darwin, Gutenberg and Freud emerged as upwellings of creativity and courage, ingenious acts of revolt against ingrained habit. This richly illustrated two-volume edition reveals the world as known to the discovers themselves. We see the tools of discovery--Egyptian obelisks, early clocks, Leeuwenhoek's microscope, Mercator's maps, botanical drawings from James Cook's voyages--and glimpse the social, cultural and political background, made concrete in 550 pictures including paintings, sculpture, engravings and architecture. A photograph of 15th-century cast bronze type from Korea underscores an Eastern invention that could have changed the course of printing, perhaps of science and culture. In a feast for the mind and eye, itself a delightful adventure in discovery, Boorstin, librarian of Congress emeritus, profiles--and places in context--scores of innovators who broke with dogma and tradition.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: The Discoverers: Volumes I and II Deluxe ...
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: New
Book Description Abrams, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0810932075I5N01
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Book Description Abrams, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Complete 2 volume set. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. 2 Volumes in slipcase. Boards have a few stray abrasions. Bookseller Inventory # 1309016216
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000846335
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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, NY, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 2 Volume Edition. 2 volume set, complete. Volume 1 red cloth, volume 2 blue cloth. 1024pp. Numerous color and b&w photos and illustrations. In a Fine slipcase. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Bookseller Inventory # 077255
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Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 10.90 X 7.60 X 2.90 inches; 1024 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 114644
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Book Description H.N. Abrams, New York, 1991. Book Condition: Good. Twee gebonden delen in box. Bookseller Inventory # 113852