Bronowski: The Ascent of Man

BronowskiBookCoverLargeDeze schitterende BBC serie rond de geschiedenis van de wetenschap gepresenteerd door Dr Bronowski , nu dankzij Google video op je pc beschikbaar. Een absolute aanrader voor eenieder die niet vervreemd in onze werkelijkheid wil staan. Schitterende BBC kwaliteit!

En ook al is de serie uit ’74, ze blijft modern van aanpak door haar multidisciplinaire aanpak. Grootse TV van de BBC !




Hier een overzicht van alle afleveringen (houdt je wel een tijd bezig!):


Aflevering1 : Lower than Angels


A multitude of evolutionary changes - anatomical and intellectual - gives rise to man’s superiority among the animals. New computer techniques illustrate humanity’s evolution, while x-ray and slow motion photography of an Olympic athlete in action show the complex interweaving of mind and body.


Aflevering 2: Harvest of the seasons.


Man domesticates plant and animal life. With the Neolithic cultivators come the nomads and the roots of warfare. Cameras capture the unique lifestyle of the Bakhtiari tribe of central Iran and there recreate the war games of Genghis Khan.


Aflevering3 Grain in the Stone


Man splits a stone and reassembles the pieces to build a wall, a cathedral, a city. From the Greek temples of Paestum and the cathedrals of  medieval France to modern Los Angeles, this film expresses humanity’s faith and fancy as architect and builder.



Aflevering 4:  The hidden Structure


The Shang bronze craftsmen of China and the Samurai swordsmith of Japan are the starting point for this journey, which leads from the beginnings of chemistry to Dalton’s atomic theory and our knowledge of the elements.


Aflevering 5: Music  of the Spheres


Traces the evolution of mathematics and explores the relationship of numbers to musical harmony, early astronomy and perspective in  painting. It follows the spread of Greek ideas through the courts and bazaars of the Islamic Empire to Moorish Spain and Renaissance Europe. 


Aflevering 6: Starry Messenger


Here is the story of early attempts to map the forces that move the planets. Dr. Bronowski traces the origins of the scientific revolution through the conflict between fact and religious dogma, culminating in the trial of Galileo



Aflevering 7:  Majestic Clockwork



In the evolution of physics, the contributions of Newton and Einstein occupy center stage. This film explores the revolution that ensued  when Einstein’s theory of relativity upset Newton’s elegant description of the universe. 

(Zie ook Blogbedenkingen van 10/11/05 )


Aflevering 8: Drive for Power.


Industrial and political revolutions altered concepts of power during the 18th century. Dr. Bronowski shows why these developments were as significant as the Renaissance in our progress.



Aflevering 9: The Ladder of Creation




Aflevering 10 : World within World

Commencing with a visit to an ancient Polish salt mine, Dr. Bronowski looks at the world inside the atom, tracing the history of ideas that have made 20th century physics “the greatest achievement of the human imagination.” 



Aflevering 11: Knowledge or Certainty


Dr. Bronowski offers his personal view of the moral dilemma that confronts today’s scientist, contrasting humanist traditions with the  inhumanities of the Nazis, the harnessing of nuclear energy with the development of the atomic bomb


Aflevering 12: Generation upon Generation


Examines the complex code of human inheritance - from the experiments of pioneer geneticist Gregor Mendel to the discoveries of today’s sophisticated laboratories.



Aflevering 13: The Long Childhood


In this closing film, Dr. Bronowski draws together the many threads of the series as he takes stock of humanity’s complex and sometimes precarious ascent.



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Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ascent_of_Man





Het boek bij de serie  is nog steeds een aanrader!!

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