The Discoverers By: Daniel J. Boorstin

A History of man's search to know his world and himself.

History Timeline!

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Part 1:The Heavenly Empire

The Temptations of the Moon

3200 B.C
2500 B.C
432 B.C
1572
1582
1582
1752
1929

The Week: Gateway to Science

139 B.C
201 A.D. - 300 A.D

God and Astrologers

48 B.C
1406
1543
1598

Part 2: From Sun Time To Clock Time

Measuring the Dark Hours

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The Rise of the Equal Hour

1330
1335
1350
1364
1574
1739
1786
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Making Time Portable

1342
1583
1595
1658
1662
1665
1674
1707
1714
1736

Part 3: The Missionary Clock

Open Sesame to China

1090
1577
September 1578
June 21, 1629
1760
1808

Mother of Machines

1330 - 1382
1353
1480
1536
1540
1571 - 1630
1618 - 1648
1741
1760
1777

What It Happened in the West

1361 B.C
221 B.C
840 A.D
1830
1873

Book 2: The Earth And The Seas

Part 4: The Geography of the Imagination

The Awe of Mountains

2980 B.C
460 B.C
701 A.D. - 800 A.D
1113 - 1150
1823 - 1829

Charting Heaven and Hell

600 B.C. - 501 B.C
216 A.D. - 276 A.D.
232 A.D - 304 A.D
410 A.D - 485 A.D
1099 - 1179
1265 - 1321
1307

The Appeal of Symmerty

384 B.C. - 322 B.C.
276 B.C. - 195 B.C.
165 B.C. - 127 B.C.
135 B.C. - 51 B.C.
64 B.C. - 25 A.D.
1635 - 1715
1684

The Prison of Christian Dogma

484 - 578
560 - 636
1099 - 1166
1275 A.D
1488

A Flat Earth Returns

1120 B.C. - 256 B.C.
221 B.C. - 207 B.C.
202 B.C. - 220 A.D.
78 A.D. - 139 A.D.
230 A.D. - 240 A.D.
265 - 420
618 - 907
960 - 1279

Part 5: Paths To The East

Pilgrims and Crusaders

673 - 735
April 12, 1096
1130
1187
1304 - 1374