The Ascent of Man
Jacob Bronowski
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Publisher:Little Brown & Co
Place Published:Boston
Genre:History
Pages:448
ISBN:0316109304"
Dewey:501
LCC:73-20446
Format:Hardcover
Edition:Book Club Edition 11th Printing
Release:1973
Subjects: Philosophy & Social Aspects, Sociology, History, Human beings, Man, Philosophy, Science, History: World

Summary: As has been pointed out in earlier reviews, the high impact of this book (and of the television series) is the passion Dr. Bronowski brings to the material, how it's clear he truly believed that it is necessary for everyone to understand how the development of society is the product of generations of people pursuing knowledge ("science"), and that this understanding is critical to the future of civilization...the scientific imagination, standing always at the edge of the unknown and unsure, versus absolutism and dogma.