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The Ascent of Man was first broadcast on BBC1 on the 5th May 1973.
This is the 2nd of the 4 disc set.
Presented by J Bronowski
The Ascent of Man is regarded as one of television's greatest achievements.
Dr Jacob Bronowski traces the steps of scientific imagination through history as they happened, where they happened.
This lavish and thought-provoking series tells the story of the ideas that have transformed our lives.
More than three years in the making, with location filming in over 20 countries.
This award-winning series remains compelling viewing.
Music Of The Spheres
Program covers the evolution of math. Pythagoras, father of Greek math, considered numbers the language of nature. Follows spread of Greek ideas through the Islamic Empire to Moorish Spain and Renaissance Europe. Explores the alliance of math to music, astronomy, and painting.
The Starry Messenger
Studies man’s attempts to map the forces which move the planets. The static nature of South American astronomy is contrasted with ideas of Renaissance Europe. Traces the origins of the scientific revolution in the conflict between truth and dogma, symbolized by the trial of Galileo.
The Majestic Clockwork
Newton and Einstein, the two giants of physics, imposed great systems of order on the world. This production illustrates the revolution that occurred when Einstein’s theory of relativity turned Newton’s elegant description of the universe inside out.
The Drive For Power
Program covers the industrial and political revolutions of the 18th century. Forces of nature were harnessed and the basics of political power shifted. Bronowski argues that in man’s progress, the Industrial Revolution was a step forward as significant as the Renaissance.
Taken from http://www.tvfactual.co.uk/ascent_of_man.htm
Video: MPEG-2, 720x576px, 50Hz, 1:333
Audio: English Stereo, AC3 48kHz 2 channels
Main Soundtrack: Dolby Digital Stereo
Run Time: 2:54:46
Disc Format: PAL DVD5
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