Ascent of Man - History of Science and Tech | Bronowski

Ascent of Man - History of Science and Tech | Bronowski

Postby Typhoon » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:28 pm

The remarkable Jacob Bronowski - BBC - Time-Life series The Ascent of Man [1973] is now posted to the internet for viewing:

1. "Lower than the Angels" (evolution of man from proto-ape to 400,000 years ago)
2. "The Harvest of the Seasons" (early human migration, agriculture and the first settlements, war)
3. "The Grain in the Stone" (tools, development of architecture and sculpture)
4. "The Hidden Structure" (fire, metals and alchemy)
5. "Music of the Spheres" (the language of numbers)
6. "The Starry Messenger" (Galileo's universe)
7. "The Majestic Clockwork" (explores Kepler and Newton's laws)
8. "The Drive for Power" (the Industrial Revolution)
9. "The Ladder of Creation" (Darwin and Wallace's ideas on the origin of species)
10. "World within World" (the story of the periodic table)
11. "Knowledge or Certainty" (There is no absolute knowledge)
12. "Generation upon Generation" (cloning of identical forms)
13. "The Long Childhood" (The commitment of man)

Lower then the Angels ~ Vol 1

The Harvest of the Seaons ~ Vol 2

The Grain in the Stone ~ Vol 3

The Hidden Structure ~ Vol 4

Music of the Spheres ~ Vol 5

The Starry Messenger ~ Vol 6

The Majestic Clockwork ~ Vol 7

The Drive for Power ~ Vol 8

"The Ladder of Creation" ~ Vol 9

"World within World" ~ Vol 10

"Knowledge or Certainty" ~ Vol 11

"Generation upon Generation" ~ Vol 12

"The Long Childhood" ~ Vol 13
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Re: Ascent of Man - History of Science and Tech

Postby Simple Minded » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:42 pm

Thanks Typhoon!!
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