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The Ascent Of Man by [Jacob Bronowski]

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"The book and television series . . . are a superb teaching tool and a remarkable memorial."  —Carl Sagan

"A great book . . . it taught me a huge amount about mixing history and science."  —Simon Singh, author, The Code Book
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974) was a mathematician, biologist, science historian, and author. His other well-known works include The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination and The Western Intellectual Tradition, From Leonardo to Hegel. Richard Dawkins is the author of The God Delusion and The Selfish Gene. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005BON6OW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ BBC Digital; Illustrated edition (July 31, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 31, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1902 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 354 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 273 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Check out both the hard copy book and the DVD!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Complex ideas from the history of the philosophy of science made readily accessible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece! Like Sagan's Cosmos, this should be required reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good introduction to history of the human species
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