Title: Adventures Of The Mind - From The Saturday Evening Post
Author: Edited by Richard Thruelsen and John Kobler, Introduction by Mark Van Doren
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Library of Congress Card Catalog Number: 59-11691
Format: Hard cover w/jacket
Publication Year: 1959
Special Attributes: First Edition (stated), price on DJ: $4.50, matching slipcase, top edge yellow, photos
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, not ex-library, not price clipped, edge worn dust jacket protected in new archival Brodart cover
Description from Dust Jacket:
In these pages some ofthe world's msot able creative thinkers meet the urgent need to bridge the gulf between the intellectual pioneers of our exciting time and the intelligent layman who cannot keep up with the challenging developments in sciences, the humanities, and the arts.
The editors of The Saturday Evening Post have invited a number of eminent people to survey and appraise the significant ideas and advances in knowledge in the twentieth century, and, futhermore, to do so in their own language and mode of thought. So appreciative has been the readers' reception that is was decided to make these intellectual adventures permanently available in book form. This single volume reflects the mainstreams of contemporary thought.
Loren Eiseley, Jacques Barzun, William S. Beck, Paul Tillich, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edith Hamilton, Aldous Huxley, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Edith Sitwell, D. W. Brogan, Hans Selye, Herbert Read, Fred Hoyle, Lewis Mumford, Aaron Copland, Martin Cyril D'Arcy, James R. Newman, S. I. Hayakawa, Clement Greenberg, Walter Gropius, Bertrand Russell