The Ascent of Man

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This book traces our rise, both as a species and as moulders of our own environment and future. Covering invention, from the flint tool to the theory of relativity, it demonstrates man’s ability to understand nature and to control it.

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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 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.239 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

306.4509 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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