Los descubridores, tomo IV: La sociedad by Boorstin, Daniel J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Los descubridores IV: La sociedad by Boorstin, Daniel J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Discoverers is a non-fiction historical work by Daniel Boorstin, published in , and is the first in the Knowledge Trilogy, which also includes The Creators .

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Paperbackpages. Refresh and try again. Well worth the reading. Faraday’s insights into electromagnetism were probably possible because he wasn’t formally trained in the math of Newtonian physics. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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After a few pages every morning for about a year. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Then, drawing on the experiments of other monks and on his long experience at York in supervising the transcription of the famous Golden Gospels, he produced a standard form for small letters. May 23, Marfita rated it liked it Shelves: View all 4 comments. He initiated peer review and the organized sharing of scientific information. Mar 17, Jim marked it as to-read Shelves: One of the most ambitious books I have ever read.

I was drawn to it because I love biographies and this was sort of a compilation.

No credit to the Smithsonian. They had better and more advanced technologies in printing and in paper production long before the west, but it descubrixores Gutenberg to invent it. This only took me 6 weeks.


The Discoverers as well as The Creators and The Seekers resonates with tales of individuals, their lives, beliefs and accomplishments. Thus, in the chapter “In Search of the Missing Link”, he dwniel Edward Tyson and his contributions in comparative anatomy. Jun 10, Todd N rated it it was amazing.

More interesting are the lesser known or even anonymous people who worked to illuminate our world. And to narrate a string of eminent figures under a single chapter meant that the danile offered sometimes felt superficial, but most of the time never in a bad way.

It describes the step-by-step advances in human knowledge in many areas, as societies began to measure time, became determined to explore and map th If you were going on a yearlong cruise and could take only one book, this might be my recommendation.

The Discoverers: A History of Man’s Search to Know His World and Himself

But in a few years. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Throughout the work he demonstrates how the discoveries of one individual are built upon the efforts of those who came before. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Return to Book Page. I round my review up to four for the fact that my copy is dog-eared and falling apart because it was my late father’s favourite book.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I read it almost every morning over breakfast. His capital letters followed the dignified inscriptions of Augustan Rome.


The book is divided into wonderfully concise chapters of about pages, and in almost every one of them I became instantly interested in the protagonist, and awed by the courage or brilliance of his discovery.

The Discoverers takes a strongly narrative approach to its scope of inquiry, which endeared it to me. Food for thought – A major theme in the book is how fear of things that are difficult to understand, religion, and the confidence in one’s existing “knowledge” serve as barriers to true knowledge.

Apr 24, Peter rated it really liked decsubridores. Neat and attractive, easy to write and to read, it dominated scriptoria and libraries. I took that as a hint, and that’s how I’ve discovered this book, bits and pieces at a time, and in no order except the order of my interests.

Not that he ignores other major cultures with many references to IslamIndia and China. He was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress from until And sometimes someone comes along with a brick, and you have to redo from start and use bricks.

The book is divided into many small sections, each having its own arc of significance with a beginning, middle and end.