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Ascent of Man

Ascent of Man

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by Jacob Bronowski
     
 

A new paperback edition of Dr. Bronowski's classic history of humankind, with a foreword by Richard Dawkins

Dr. Jacob Bronowksi's classic traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of "popular

Overview

A new paperback edition of Dr. Bronowski's classic history of humankind, with a foreword by Richard Dawkins

Dr. Jacob Bronowksi's classic traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking 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. In this new paperback edition, The Ascent of Man inspires, influences, and informs as profoundly as ever.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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, author, The Code Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316569408
Publisher:
Little, Brown & Company
Publication date:
06/28/1984

Meet the Author

Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974) was a mathematician, biologist, science historian, and author. His other well-known works include The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination and The Western Intellectual Tradition, From Leonardo to Hegel. Richard Dawkins is the author of The God Delusion and The Selfish Gene.

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