CuriosityDownloadable Audiobook - 2015
Tracing twenty-five centuries of human history, from the fourth century BC to the present day, Manguel dedicates each of his chapters to a single character- ranging from our best-known thinkers, scientists, and artists to seemingly minor figures of whom we know little more than one inspired utterance- in whom he identifies a particular way of asking the question 'Why?' Above all, he aims to 'awake in readers a consciousness of their own powers of enquiry and imagination, of their right to doubt and contest assumed answers, and of their responsibility in furthering the questions our ancestors were asking far away and long ago.'
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. :, Recorded Books ;, 
Copyright Date: phonogram 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (15 hr., 47 min.) analog, Digital recording, rda data file, rda