Publication Date: September 4, 2012 ISBN-10: 0393343405 ISBN-13 :978-0,393,343,403 Edition: 1
2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction
2011 National Book Award for non-fiction winner
A manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, is one of the world’s most famous scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, change the human thought process and propose possible world, we know that.
Nearly 600 years ago, a very short, cordial smart alert on library shelves in his late thirties, set off a very ancient manuscripts, excited to see what he found, and ordered copy. This book is the last surviving manuscripts of the Roman philosophical epic, in the nature of things, Lucretius, a beautiful poem, the most dangerous idea: the operation of the universe without the aid of God, is the damage to human life religious fear, the matter of very small particles in eternal motion, collision, suddenly turned to a new direction.
Copy and translation of this the greatest ancient book, hunters, the greatest discovery of his age to promote the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno, Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein’s thinking shaped; writers such as Montaigne, Shakespeare, and even Thomas Jefferson, and had a revolutionary impact. 16 color illustrations