The Ascent of Man

The Ascent of Man

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Traces our rise - both as a species and as moulders of our own environment and future. The book covers invention from the flint tool to geometry, from the arch to the Theory of Relativity. It also explores the social and historical background that gave rise to those inventions. Its grasp of both science and civilization shows man's ability to understand nature, to control it and not be controlled by it.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 187 x 245 x 25mm | 1,103g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0141391189
  • 9780141391182

About Jacob Bronowski

Jacob Bronowski was born in Poland in 1908. Subsequently, his family settled in Britain and he was educated at Cambridge University where he became a Fellow of Jesus College. Dr Bronowski moved to the United States in 1964 on taking up a senior post at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California. He died in 1974.
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