Bronowski's "The Ascent of Man"

2/5/2009


Jacob Bronowski's, The Ascent of Man is
among TV's best documentary series

it was co-produced in 1973 by the BBC and
Time-Life Films

over the course of 13 episodes, Bronowski
travels the world to survey the development
of science; from the invention of flint tools to
20th century mathematics and physics

but perhaps the most appealing aspect of
The Ascent of Man
is the intensity, passion
and poetry with which Bronowski tells the story

in the clip below, Bronowski discusses
20th century theoretical physics





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