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The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski
Self-knowledge, bronoski last bringing together the experience of the arts and the explanations of science, waits ahead of us. User Reviews Respectable series. Himself – Presenter 13 episodes, That’s as far as I got. As the title suggests, this series is not simply about science or artbut about science through history.
Indeed, these can be pithily described by saying that humans retain many childlike characteristics throughout their lives. I had doubts that anyone could produce a series to match Civilisationbut Bronowski made something that might even be better. The brain, he understands, is not just an instrument for action.
Jacob Bronowski was a British mathematician and biologist of Polish-Jewish origin. James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the brobowski the modern Western world thinks.
Jul 15, Harald rated it really liked it. Aug 22, Jason Estrin rated it it was amazing.
In he was a little-known mathematician who knew a lot about the poet William Blake. Return to Book Page. The ascent of ascdnt is of cultural complexity. Apart from Bronowski, the only other named people appearing are the sculptor Henry Moore and Polish Auschwitz survivor Stefan Borgrajewicz.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mar 26, Simon Hollway rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finished after 3 weeks of slogging through it.
Pleasant and quick to read, this is mainly aimed at a very large audience -it’s bronlwski based on a docu’ TV. This book inspired me in a way that I’ve never been before.
Ultimately, his journey leads him “through the gateway of the atom You’d expect this sentence to be backed up and evidence discussed. Was this review helpful to you?
The Ascent of Man
To view it, click here. It proceeds briskly through what is by now the standard science-oriented western European version of human history — the Palaeolithic, the dawn of civilisation, the Greeks and the Romans, the Islamic empire, Galileo, Newton, the Industrial Revolution, Mendeleev, Pasteur, Darwin, Einstein and the nuclear age — and it still seems as good as any other history of discovery, and a great deal sharper and more readable than some. Since the book was published inI expect its discussion of contemporary science and perhaps historical events and figures needs updating.
Bronowski is not Sagan. Dec 25, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bronowski was a polymath: I think this is mainly because much of what we have learned about the tenuousness of our evolution we have done so quite recently. Topics Anthropology Science Book Club. Written for the intelligent layman, and the basis of brohowski lauded TV series, this bronowskl an essential book for anyone interested in the evolution of science.
This book feels a bit aged it’s published approx The ensuing chapters spend time on particular human achievements, such as mathematics, architecture, music, astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, and so on.
There is brnoowski new architecture here, a way that things are put together which we cannot know: We have to cure ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power. In Bronowski delivered the six Silliman Memorial Lectures at Yale University and chose as his subject the role of imagination and symbolic language in the progress of scientific knowledge.
A comprehensive historical bronowsik of the British Isles. What is this human spirit? This not only gives him a knack for similes, but helps him to explain how science is fundamentally creative. Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 28, Charles rated it did not like it Shelves: This edition, published by The Folio Society, is a reprint of that edition with a new foreword by Mervyn Bragg, and was one of the presentation volumes for members.
A must for anybody who needs a refresher course on general science, anthropology, physics etc. Quotations were read by actors Roy Dotrice and Joss Ackland. It is just the way my thinking works, I guess I’m not that “quick”.
I took that long, not because it isn’t interesting, but because it is.