The Ascent of Man
by J. Bronowski
Full scale history of science developed from the acclaimed 13 part BBC television series written by Jacob Bronowski. The Ascent of Man traces the developement of science as an expression of the special gifts that characterize man and that have made him unique among animal species.
Dr. Bronowski's classic history of humankind. Dr. Jacob Bronowski's groundbreaking book The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through its understanding of science. First published in 1973, 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. The Ascent of Man inspires, influences and informs as profoundly as ever.