Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

The Farther Shore: A Natural History of Perception, 1798-1984 1st Vintage Books ed Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-0679733324
ISBN-10: 0679733329
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
Condition: Used - Good
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good, readable copy. Worn edges and covers and may have small creases.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
33 Used from $0.01
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
More Buying Choices
6 New from $13.98 33 Used from $0.01 1 Collectible from $9.85
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Gifford touches on subjects including advertising, photography, electronic eavesdropping and Thoreau as he examines hisor 'the'? aa.his is correct/pk thesis that our five senses act as a creative filter to external reality, allowing us to selectively shape our worlds. "Humane and highly perceptive, this delightful essay redefines the way we look at the world," PW said.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Gifford, best known as editor of the excellent 1966 classic Literature of Architecture , is intriguing, refreshing, and thought-provoking here. By "perception," he means the effects of technology, urbanization, population growth, and social and cultural expansion on our perceptions--how planes, trains, and automobiles have changed our perception of time and distance; how electronic media have affected our perception of "news" and "celebrities"; and how "big numbers" have changed our perception of size and distance. His main points of reference are the journals and letters of the naturalist Gilbert White, but the book brims with examples from Thoreau, Wordsworth, and Joyce, among others, in clever counterpoint to present-day examples from Reagan to People magazine. This is a thinking person's alternative to the rash of futurist and pseudosociological tracts that infest the publishing world.
- Mark L. Shelton, Columbus, Ohio
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (April 16, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679733329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679733324
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,702,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Robert J. Seidman on February 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A brilliant survey of time, thought, technology. Set in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Gifford transports us into different eras from his study in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It's time travel of the most unusual and compelling kind. Read it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse