The Discoverers

This Pulitzer Prize-winning saga of human discovery is the story of countless Columbuses who, in the deep recesses of the past, remain anonymous but in more recent times emerge into the light of history.

Author: Daniel Joseph Boorstin

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1842122274

Category: History

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This Pulitzer Prize-winning saga of human discovery is the story of countless Columbuses who, in the deep recesses of the past, remain anonymous but in more recent times emerge into the light of history.
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Property Land Revenue and Policy

noteS. 1. 2. daniel J. boorstin, The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to
Know His World and Himself, new york: random house, 1983. See carl ortwin
Sauer, Northern Mist, berkeley: university of california Press, 1968; and Fridtjof
nansen, ...

Author: J. Albert Rorabacher

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351997348

Category: Social Science

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For the first century-and-a-half of its nearly 275 year existence, the English East India Company remained ostensibly a mercantile enterprise, satisfied to simply trade, competing with other European traders. In the middle of the eighteenth century, as a response to French expansion in India, the East India Company redefined itself, becoming an active participant in India’s ‘game of thrones’. Through the use of its military might, only tentatively supported by the English Crown and Parliament, the Company dominated trade, became a king-maker, and ultimately a colonial administrator over much of the Indian Subcontinent. The Company had become a state in the guise of a merchant. The Company consolidated its position in Bengal, then began to exert its power by toppling local potentates and absorbing one princely state after another. Confronted with a land system that was built on custom and tradition, and not law, with no tradition of land ownership, the British were forced to formulate a new land tenure and revenue system for India, one based on British principles of property. Permanent Settlement was the new government’s first attempt at creating a new revenue system. Through its creation, for the first time, private property rights were conferred on the formerly non-landowning zamindars. Which, as this authoritative volume notes in turn, created a land market, destabilizing the political and social structure of India irretrievably.
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The Image

A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America Daniel J. Boorstin. The discoverers A
History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself Boorstin, bestselling and
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, captures the remarkable history of man's unending

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307819161

Category: Political Science

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First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of “pseudo-events”—events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported—and the contemporary definition of celebrity as “a person who is known for his well-knownness.” Since then Daniel J. Boorstin’s prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource for any reader who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.
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The Librarians of Congress

Jon Weiner, “The Odyssey of Daniel Boorstin: A Life in History,” Nation (
Sepember 26, 1987): 305–7. 7. ... Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers: A History
of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself (New York: Vintage Press, 1985)
, xv. 33.

Author: Christian A. Nappo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442262614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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For over 200 years the Library of Congress has served as our national library. Since its establishment in 1800, thirteen librarians have served as the institution's head librarian. Sadly, little is known about most of them. The Librarians of Congress is the first book to contain the biographies of all these librarians. Beginning with a brief history of the Library of Congress, the book then contains short biographies of each of the thirteen Librarians of Congress, beginning with John J. Beckley and ending with James H. Billington.
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Intelligent Design and Fundamentalist Opposition to Evolution

Behe, Michael J. (¡996). Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to
Evolution. New York: Free Press. Boorstin, Daniel J. (¡985). The Discoverers: A
History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself. New York: Random

Author: Angus M. Gunn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786427437

Category: Education

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The rise of political Christian fundamentalism has brought with it an increasingly well-organized attack on evolution. Recently, proponents of Intelligent Design (ID) have, with successes and failures, pushed the debate over evolution into a more public arena--ID is a contentious issue for local and state school boards, and the necessity of including ID in school science curricula is a key political issue in the United States and other predominantly Christian nations. This book analyzes fundamentalists' scientific and political attempts to advance creationism over evolution through the new medium of Intelligent Design. The first chapter discusses the development of evolution from Darwin's original work to its standing as a supported tenet of modern science. Subsequent chapters trace the history of fundamentalism, the twin threats fundamentalists perceive from evolution and criticism of the Bible, and the ways that fundamentalists historically argued the case for creationism. The final chapters examine conflicting biblical interpretations and the Bible's historical accuracy, and offer case studies that show evolution's benefits to human welfare. Appendices include tables of contents for all 12 volumes of The Fundamentals, a list of medical breakthroughs over the past 100 years, extracts from the December 2005 U.S. District Court ruling over ID in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and a glossary of terms.
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The First European Contacts with the American Indians

However , on Da Gama ' s second voyage to Calicut in February 1502 his
squadron took a « Mecca ship on board of which ... ( 13 ) Daniel J . Boorstin , The
Discoverers : A History of Man ' s Search to Know his World and Himself ( New
York ...

Author: Wilcomb E. Washburn

Publisher: UC Biblioteca Geral 1


Category: America

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The Creators

A History of Heroes of the Imagination Daniel J. Boorstin ... $19,00) THE
DISCOVERERS A national bestseller when first published, this vivid, sweeping
history of man's search to know his world and himself is written with “a verve, an
audacity and a grasp of every sort of knowledge that is outrageous and wonderful
” (Alistair ...

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307817211

Category: History

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By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller. Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into a grand mosaic of aesthetic and intellectual invention. In the process he tells us not only how great art (and great architecture and philosophy) is created, but where it comes from and how it has shaped and mirrored societies from Vedic India to the twentieth-century United States.
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The New Man and the New World

The Influence of Renaissance Humanism on the Explorers of the Italian Era of
Discovery Richard Di Giacomo. Bibliography I. General ... Boorstin, Daniel J. The
Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself. New York
: ...

Author: Richard Di Giacomo

Publisher: Magnifico Publications

ISBN: 9780970623720

Category: History

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This book explains the emergence of the idea of a new world. The collective discoveries of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, John and Sebastian Cabot, and Giovanni da Verrazzano constitute a distinct Italian Era of Discovery which laid the groundwork for all other voyages which followed. The Italian discoverers deserve a place alongside the well-known Humanists in the history of art, literature, philosophy, and government by virtue of their research and accomplishments. The explorers also made original contributions to the fields of science, navigation and cartography. The world view of the Italian explorers evolved to include the concept of a new world. They had to reevaluate their cosmography and change the maps to reflect their new knowledge. The concept of a New World was equally profound as that of a new age. The most important contribution of the Italian explorers was not what they found, but the change in thinking that took place when they tried to explain their discoveries. This book has been read by those with an interest in the Age of Discovery, Renaissance Humanism, and the history of the New World. It has been used in university classes as required reading in classes related to these topics.
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The Seekers

The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World Daniel J. Boorstin
... The Discoverers, Boorstin's history of man's search to know the world and
himself, was published in 1983. A Book-ofthe-Month Club Main Selection, The ...

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679462705

Category: History

Page: 368

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Throughout history, from the time of Socrates to our own modern age, the human race has sought the answers to fundamental questions of life: Who are we? Why are we here? In his previous national bestsellers, The Discoverers and The Creators , Daniel J. Boorstin first told brilliantly how e discovered the reality of our world, and then he celebrated man's achievements in the arts. He now turns to the great figures in history who sought meaning and purpose in our existence. Boorstin says our Western culture has seen three grand epics of Seeking. First there was the heroic way of prophets and philosophers--men like Moses or Job or Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as those in the communities of the early church universities and the Protestant Reformation--seeking salvation or truth from the god above or the reason within each of us. Then came an age of communal seeking, with people like Thucydides and Thomas More and Machiavelli and Voltaire pursuing civilization and the liberal spirit. Finally, there was an age of the social sciences, when man seemed ruled by the forces of history. Here are the absorbing stories of exceptional men such as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee, Carlyle and Emerson, and Malraux, Bergson, and Einstein. These great thinkers still have the power to speak to us, not always so much for their answers as for their way of asking the questions that never cease either to intrigue or to obsess us. In this impressive climax to a monumental trilogy, Daniel J. Boorstin once again shows that his ability to present challenging ideas, coupled with sharp portraits of great writers and thinkers, remains unparalleled.
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Evolution and Creationism in the Public Schools

Behe, Michael J. Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution.
New York: Free Press, ¡996. Boorstin, Daniel J. The Discoverers: A History of
Man's Search to Know His World and Himself. New York: Random House, ¡985.

Author: Angus M. Gunn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786427175

Category: Education

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In United States public schools, the content being taught in all subjects is determined by specialists who have the expertise necessary for the task. Parents don’t insist on their opinions being part of curricular decisions. History, mathematics and literature classes, for example, generally enjoy full acceptance by parents and others. The science curriculum, however, is unique in that it has faced long-time opposition that shows little sign of lessening. Most notably, a controversy has arisen around biological evolution. Part history and part handbook, this carefully neutral work examines the origins of the opposition to biological evolution, its long and deep-seated history, and the reasons why it hasn’t been resolved. Key terms—including creationism, evolution, intelligent design, and theory, among others—are defined at length, and erroneous understandings are addressed. Solutions are suggested so that the energies of school administrators and teachers may focus on their main task, the improvement of learning. State-by-state science standards are covered, and several models for biological science curricula are offered. Presented in a highly readable style, this study is intended for use by students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and community leaders alike, as well as others interested in the controversy.
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