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The Resource Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected, Daniel J. Boorstin

Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected, Daniel J. Boorstin

Label
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected
Title
Cleopatra's nose
Title remainder
essays on the unexpected
Statement of responsibility
Daniel J. Boorstin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Discoverers demonstrates the truth behind the aphorism that if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. Boorstin goes on to uncover the elements of accident, improvisation and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs
Cataloging source
IKP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
LC call number
CB358
LC item number
.B63 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Science
  • Science and civilization
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Science
  • Science and civilization
Label
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected, Daniel J. Boorstin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Our conscience-wracked nation
  • 3.
  • New-world opportunities:
  • Printing and the Constitution
  • Roles of the president's house
  • The making of a capitol
  • An un-American capital
  • 4.
  • The cautionary science:
  • Tocqueville's America
  • 1.
  • Custine's Russia
  • 4.
  • The fourth kingdom:
  • Darwinian expectations
  • Statistical expectations
  • Artificial selection
  • The great separation
  • 6.
  • A personal postscript:
  • My father, lawyer Sam Boorstin
  • Realms of discovery:
  • Land of the unexpected.
  • The age of negative discovery
  • The cultures of pride and awe
  • An odd couple: discoverers and inventors
  • 2.
  • Trials of conscience:
  • The writer as conscience of the world
Control code
ocm33870748
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780679755180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33870748
  • (OCoLC)33870748
Label
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected, Daniel J. Boorstin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Our conscience-wracked nation
  • 3.
  • New-world opportunities:
  • Printing and the Constitution
  • Roles of the president's house
  • The making of a capitol
  • An un-American capital
  • 4.
  • The cautionary science:
  • Tocqueville's America
  • 1.
  • Custine's Russia
  • 4.
  • The fourth kingdom:
  • Darwinian expectations
  • Statistical expectations
  • Artificial selection
  • The great separation
  • 6.
  • A personal postscript:
  • My father, lawyer Sam Boorstin
  • Realms of discovery:
  • Land of the unexpected.
  • The age of negative discovery
  • The cultures of pride and awe
  • An odd couple: discoverers and inventors
  • 2.
  • Trials of conscience:
  • The writer as conscience of the world
Control code
ocm33870748
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780679755180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33870748
  • (OCoLC)33870748

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