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The Ascent of Man : Grain in the Stone ; the hidden structure ; Music of the Spheres

Author: British Broadcasing Corporation ; television Service ; time-Life films ; Ambrose Video Publishing.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ambrose Video, 2001, 1974.
Series: Ascent of man.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Database:WorldCat
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A Television series surveying the development of science. Part 3 traces chemistry from its beginning in Oriental metallurgy and alchemy to Dalton's atomic theory and man's knowledge of the elements Bronze craftsmen of China and the Samurai swordsmith of Japan are presented as early examples of the use of scientific principles. Part 4 traces the evolution of mathematics and explores the relationship of numbers to  Read more...
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Named Person: Jacob Bronowski; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: British Broadcasing Corporation ; television Service ; time-Life films ; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 670106795
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1974 television series.
Credits: Produced by Adrian Malone ; directed by Mike Jackson. Writer/narrator Jacob Bronowski.
Description: 1 videodisc (052 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: pt. 3. Hiddenstructure (52 min.) --
pt. 4 Music of the spheres --
pt. 5 Starry messenger (52 min,).
Series Title: Ascent of man.
Other Titles: Hidden structure ; Music of the spheres ; Starry messenger
Responsibility: BBC-TV and Time-Life Films. Writer/narrator, Jacob Bronowski.

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A Television series surveying the development of science. Part 3 traces chemistry from its beginning in Oriental metallurgy and alchemy to Dalton's atomic theory and man's knowledge of the elements Bronze craftsmen of China and the Samurai swordsmith of Japan are presented as early examples of the use of scientific principles. Part 4 traces the evolution of mathematics and explores the relationship of numbers to musical harmony, early astronomy and prespective in painting. Follows the spread of Greek ideas through the Islamic Empire, Moorish Spain and renaissance Europe. Part 5 highlights man's early study of astronomy in the Mediterranean region and the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems. Also explores the conflict between theology and science, the heresy trial of Galileo and the nature of censorship.

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