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    • The Discoverers

    • A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
    • By: Daniel J. Boorstin
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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    Daniel J. Boorstin, former librarian of the Library of Congress, gives a fascinating history of world civilization. From astronomical development, microscopes, telescopes, medicine, vaccines, genetics and map-making, the author delves into the discoveries of our world and the freedoms those discoveries bestowed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This One has Good Audio

    • By David on 05-24-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Discoverers

    • A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
    • By: Daniel J. Boorstin
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 159
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    Why didn't the Chinese discover America? Why were people so slow to learn the earth goes around the sun? How and why did we begin to think of "species" of plants and animals? How, when, and why did people begin digging in the earth to learn about the past? How did the study of economics begin? These are but a few of the fascinating questions answered by Dr. Boorstin, Librarian of Congress Emeritus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my Top 10 Fav. Books!

    • By shannonnn on 05-09-05

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Creators

    • A History of Heroes of the Imagination
    • By: Daniel J. Boorstin
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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    In this companion volume to The Discoverers, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin brings to life more than three thousand years of human artistic achievement, examining painting, sculpture, architecture, theology, philosophy, history, poetry, drama, literature, dance, music, and film.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • abridge too far

    • By mosselyn on 04-09-03

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    • Seekers

    • The Story of Man's Continuing Quest
    • By: Daniel J. Boorstin
    • Narrated by: Denis deBoisblanc
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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    Daniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, introduces us to some of the great pioneering seekers whose faith and thought have for centuries led man's search for meaning. Moses sought truth in God above while Sophocles looked to reason. Thomas More and Machiavelli pursued truth through social change. And in the modern age, Marx and Einstein found meaning in the sciences.

    Regular price: $17.47