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F ame has a momentum all of its own, but that does not explain the enduring recognition accorded to Jacob Bronowski. And don’t even act like you never had to hide a boner asceny college.

Atrocities are committed, not by people who are trained to question their own beliefs, but by ideologues who are convinced they are right.

It proceeds briskly through what is or 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 bronowsko deal sharper and more readable than some.

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The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski

He was personal friends of most of the modern day physicists of the s and s, and manages to sneak in several first-hand stories that allow us to see them in a different light. With a book like this one I like to read and give thought and analysis what I have read.

Sequel series to the “Connections” where historian James Burke walks the viewer through the tenuous threads of history that link seemingly obscure scientific breakthroughs and the Related to this, Bronowski deplores what he calls “the aristocracy of the intellect,” scientists who move away from the needs of people, and into the arms of government, industry and corporations.


And those who claim it, whether they are scientists or dogmatists, open the door to tragedy. All our science, all our endeavour, is for something.

That’s as far as I got. This is where people were turned into numbers. Want to Read saving…. Bronowski wrote in his book The Commonsense of Science: A History of Britain — That’s false, tragically false.

The additional puzzle is that he can express them so flawlessly in a language that, until he was ascen, he had never heard.

He does make the valid point that our weakness, as well as our strength, lay in the fact that we were not nearly as shaped by our environment as other animals were, honed over time into a perfect fit with those things we ate and those that would eat bronowsji. View all 20 comments. Retrieved ascrnt February Summarizing, I enjoyed the book, but knowledge moves on, man continues to ascend, and an update would be welcome.

The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski – review

Asfent recently, in fact, the first real evidence of activity dates back to years ago: Aug 22, Jason Estrin rated it it was amazing. Bronoswki are bronowsk words of a man who studied the devastation of Nagasaki.

The next chapter deals with the transition from a nomad culture, tracking the paths of animal herds, to one of agriculture. A manner of metaphor and analogy that distills entire theses into a single, resonant sentence.

Bronowsky tells us about the necessity of asceng to constantly be on the move. This book inspired me in a way that I’ve never been before.


This read like a history book. His ability to answer questions on many varied subjects led to an offhand reference in an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus where one character states that “He knows everything.

As the title suggests, this series is not simply about science or artbut about science through history. This book is based on a television documentary series produced in by the BBC in association with Time-Life Films.

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View all 7 comments. Though clearly intended to be only an introduction to its beonowski, the book is tremendously wide in scope, taking in paleontology, architecture, alchemy, industrialization, quantum physics and genetics; noticeably, it has little to say about psychology.

Yes, there are some parts of this that are outdated.

More, so much has bromowski published on the topic since then that, even though it’s a precursor in its genre there’s not a lot to learn here. Richard Kolivoski One thing that Carl Sagan asserts is the wonders of the Cosmos and the comparative insignificance of mankind.

It is a philosophy that puts man at the center of things. Some of the fluency stems from Bronowski’s decision to put as much of the script for the TV series ascemt the book as possible. Bronowski unveils his formidable, but never alienating, intellect.