The Ascent Of Man

Jacob Bronowski
Preface by Melvyn Bragg

Mankind’s journey from the harnessing of fire to the double helix – this unique, enthralling history is based on the classic television series.

What distinguishes humans from other living beings? How did the human race evolve from nomadic hunter-gatherers to the urbanised social creatures we are today? Based on the classic television series of the same name, The Ascent of Man answers these immense questions. In Jacob Bronowski’s inspiring account, the journey of man leads ever upward, from flint tools to the double helix. This is not simply a ‘history of science’, for the sculptures of Henry Moore and the calculations of Newton belong to the same human instinct. The result is a unique, enthralling history of what Bronowski calls ‘the whole adventure of man’. This lavishly illustrated edition features a new foreword by Melvyn Bragg.

Quarter-bound in buckram with paper sides

Set in Dante

320 pages

Frontispiece and 145 colour and black & white illustrations

Plain slipcase

10¼˝ x 7½˝

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