The Discoverers

The Discoverers

Book - 1985
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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 : Vintage Books, 1985, ©1983
Edition: First Vintage Book edition
ISBN: 9780394726250
Branch Call Number: 909 Bo
Description: xvi, 745 pages ; 21 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

morrisonist Sep 24, 2015

this is a novel abvout how we nave discovered our world

Dec 01, 2010

Thick and lengthy book about various evolutions of modern seafaring, science, medicine, etc. Though heavy on Western discoverers, it is very detailed in the progression of each segment and little tid bits of information is surprising and interesting. Whoever thought about how the concept of "time" came to be?

Jun 11, 2009

This book is full with lots of interesting information. I enjoyed reading it. I think that this book needs to be included in the school curriculum.

Jun 11, 2009

This is a book anyone has to read it. It looks to be a complete study guide about history, humanity and how we evolved as we did. It is the most interesting history book I have ever read.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


Find it at CRRL

To Top