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Author Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914-2004

Title Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected / Daniel J. Boorstin ; edited by Ruth F. Boorstin.

Imprint New York : Random House, c1994.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  909 B644c 1994    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  909 B725    ---  Available
Edition 1st trade ed.
Description xii, 210 p. ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents The age of negative discovery -- The cultures of pride and awe -- An odd couple : discoverers and inventors -- The writer as conscience of the world -- Our conscience-wracked nation -- Printing and the Constitution -- Roles of the president's house -- The making of a capitol -- An un-American capital -- Tocqueville's America -- Custine's Russia -- Darwinian expectations -- Statistical expectations -- Artificial selection -- The great separation -- My father, lawyer Sam Boorstin -- Land of the unexpected.
Subject Civilization, Modern -- History.
Science -- History.
Science and civilization.
Added Author Boorstin, Ruth Frankel.
ISBN 0679435050 : $23.00 ($32.00 Can.)

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