Dr. Jacob Bronowski - The Ascent of Man (2nd Hand Hardback)
Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science.
First published in 1973 to accompany the ground-breaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation of readers.
In his highly accessible style, Dr Bronowski discusses human invention from the flint tool to geometry, agriculture to genetics, and from alchemy to the theory of relativity, showing how they all are expressions of our ability to understand and control nature.
- Format : Large, Thick & Heavy 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
- Published : 1973
- ISBN : CN6173
- SKU : B000012
- PPC : SP1150gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The book and television series are a superb teaching tool and a remarkable memorial" - Carl Sagan.
"A great book . . . it taught me a huge amount about mixing history and science," - Simon Singh.
"This book is a brilliant set of 'essays' that accompanied the BBC TV series in 1973. Bronowski evaluates the development of man's understanding of the world in terms of scientific knowledge, its technological applications and their of impact on humanity. Knowledge and understanding of the world is of little value without considering their links to the human condition. Bronowski delves into these with rigour and an enthusiasm for each topic; revealing insights with the clarity and depth of his own thinking yet at the same time presenting his ideas in a clearly understandable style." - Amazon Review.
Jacob Bronowski was a Polish-British mathematician and historian. He is best known for developing a humanistic approach to science, and as the presenter and writer of the thirteen-part 1973 BBC television series The Ascent of Man.