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A History of Knowledge: Past, Present and Future

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A one-voume reference to the history of ideas that is a compendium of everything that humankind has thought, invented, created, considered, and perfected from the beginning of civilization into the twenty-first century. Massive in its scope, and yet totally accessible, A HISTORY OF KNOWLEDGE covers not only all the great theories and discoveries of the human race, but also explores the social conditions, political climates, and individual men and women of genius that brought ideas to fruition throughout history.

"Crystal clear and concise...Explains how humankind got to know what it knows."

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Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club

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Red Leg, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Red Leg)
Though published some time ago this work is a tour de force through not just the history of knowledge, but history itself. A rapid read and simply written, but one of those books I simply have to make marks in or earmark to find fabulous quotes again.
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ISBN:
9780345373168
Author:
Van Doren, Charles
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Charles Van Doren
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Epistemology
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ethics and logic
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Learning and scholarship
Subject:
Intellectual life -- History.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Learning and scholarship -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
125
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6 x .76 in 1.05 lb

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