Synopses & Reviews
Examines the human quest for knowledge and discoveries as it discusses such men as Galileo, Adam Smith, Columbus, Marx, Napoleon, Magellan, Faraday, Freud, Marco Polo, and St. Augustine
Table of Contents
Contents: The heavenly empire. -- From sun time to clock time. -- The missionary clock. -- The geography of the imagination. -- Paths to the East. -- Doubling the world. -- The American surprise. -- Sea paths to everywhere. -- Seeing the invisible. -- Inside ourselves. -- Science goes public. -- Cataloguing the whole creation. -- Widening the communities of knowledge. -- Opening the past. -- Surveying the present.