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The ascent of man. / Disc one

Author: Jacob BronowskiAdrian MalonePaul CarterRoy FryDick GillingAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Ambrose Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pt. 1: 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. Pt. 2: Man domesticates plant and animal life. With the Neolithic cultivators come the nomads and the roots of  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Bronowski; Adrian Malone; Paul Carter; Roy Fry; Dick Gilling; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time-Life Films.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 82946640
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Title from menu screen.
Originally produced in 1974 as segments of a television series.
Credits: Writer/narrator, Jacob Bronowski ; director, Adrian Malone ; editors, Paul Carter (pt. 1), Roy Fry (pt. 2) ; producers, Adrian Malone, Dick Gilling.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; digitally remastered.
Contents: pt. 1. Lower than the angels (52 min.) --
pt. 2. The harvest of the seasons (52 min.).
Responsibility: a BBC Television Time-Life Films co-production.

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Pt. 1: 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. Pt. 2: 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.

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