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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. With the breadth and depth of this study, Boorstin relieves the world of its fictitious beliefs and encourages a more modern and scientific approach to the world around us. Discovery is not the main event: convincing people to accept the facts as a new way of life is the key to the growth of mankind.

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    " A history book.... and almost 1000 pages long. It went up and down in interest since some of the sections are so detailed and long-winded... But it's good right now! "

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    " A dense but informative book on the author's view of the individuals and their discoveries that changed the world. The author gives in-depth explanations on technological topics such as how humanity learned to mark the passing of time and determine ships' positions at sea, as well as highlighting the voyages of those who discovered new worlds. Concomitantly, the author examines how and why certain civilizations advanced as others receded. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel J. Boorstin

Daniel J. Boorstin was born in 1914 and educated at Harvard, Yale, and Oxford. He is Librarian of Congress Emeritus, having directed the US national library from 1979-1987. He had previously been Director of the National Museum for History and Technology and of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. He taught at the University of Chicago for twenty-five years.