The ascent of man [videorecording] / BBC-TV and Time-Life Films.

; Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974 ; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service ; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division
New York : Time-Life Video, 1980.

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Other Authors Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974.
Malone, Adrian.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division.
Subjects Civilization.
Documentary films.
Motion pictures.
Science -- History.
Science -- Philosophy.
Science and civilization.
Description 13 videocassettes (676 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Summary Jacob Bronowski, a leader in the movement of scientific humanism, presents his personal view of the great creative discoveries of mankind. Traveling to various locations, Bronowski considers the qualities of thought and imagination that compelled man to analyze the physical world and then to explore the invisible laws and structures above and beneath its surface. Examines the interrelationship of science and the humanities throughout history; the influence of social and political developments on scientific discovery; scientific attempts to understand and to alter the natural world; the role of science today.
Contents 1. Lower than the angels -- 2. The harvest of the seasons -- 3. The grain in the stone -- 4. The hidden structure -- 5. Music of the spheres -- 6. The starry messenger -- 7. The majestic clockwork -- 8. The drive for power -- 9. The ladder of creation -- 10. World within world -- 11. Knowledge or certainty -- 12. Generation upon generation -- 13. The long childhood.
Production Credits Producer/director, Adrian Malone ; writer/narrator, Jacob Bronowski.
System Requirements VHS.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)426209683
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