Cleopatra's Nose: Essays on the Unexpected
Random House, 1994 - 210 psl.
This provocative new collection of essays by a Pulitzer Prize winner deals with the challenging themes of discovery and surprise in history. Cleopatra's Nose is not a miscellany but rather a selection of recent essays illustrating specific subjects that have preoccupied Boorstin for several decades. Tantalizing themes all: How sometimes discovery only increases our ignorance. What were the specific historical opportunities in the New World? How has the fourth kingdom - the kingdom of machines - contradicted Darwinian expectations, contributed to a confusion of statistics, created the need for the unnecessary, and highlighted the paradoxes of science and the politics of common sense? In a "personal postscript", Boorstin gives us a memorable and affectionate portrait of his father and optimistically celebrates the United States as the Land of the Unexpected.
The Cultures of Pride and Awe
Discoverers and Inventors
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Myths in Stone Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., 3 dalis
Jeffrey F. Meyer
Ribota peržiūra - 2001
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