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.
A new paperback edition of Dr Bronowski's classic history of humankind, viewed through the progress of science
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“As a young science undergraduate, this book gave me perspective, a sort of spiritual scientific compass. His idea that quantum uncertainty is inherently linked to the need for tolerance in science and society still blows me away. I have my dog eared copy to this day and recommend it to kids all the time. Beautiful chapters, A great thinker. ”
“The first copy of this book that I still have I lent to a friend I got it back and his dog had bitten off the to right hand corner of the book it had gone all the way through it so I will be glad to get a new copy that i can again read with pleasure as i did repetitively then and repetitively again it is one of those books that you just can not put down.”
From: Vivian hankey