A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future

A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future

by Charles Van Doren
     
 

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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,

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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."
Clifton Fadiman
Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Van Doren's provocative, encyclopedic guide to great thinkers, concepts and philosophical trends was a BOMC and History Book Club selection in cloth. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345373168
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
375,658
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.72(d)

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