Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950

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Paperback. Pub the Date: November 2004 Pages: 688 in Publisher by: Harper Collins A sweeping the cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. At irregular times and in scattered settings. Human beings have achieved great things. Human the Accomplishment is about those great things . falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences. and the people who did them. 'So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence. from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public. Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature. music. art. philosophy. and the sciences-a total of 4.002 men and women from around the world. ranked according to their eminence.The heart of Human Acc...

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A sweeping survey of more than four thousand of history's most significant thinkers, achievers, and creators cites the contributions and influence of key figures in such areas as science, mathematics, philosophy, music, literature, and art. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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