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The Ascent of Man : Ladder of Creation ; World Within World ; Knowledge or Certainty

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
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A Television series surveying the development of science. Part 9 focuses on the architectural expressions of man throughout history from his efforts to build simple stone walls to his creation of modern Los Angeles. Film includes Greek temples and French cathedrals as examples of previous architecural design. pt 10 explores the world within the atom and traces the history of the men and ideas that have made 20th  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jacob Bronowski; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Max Born; Werner Heisenberg; Leo Szilard; Max Born; Jacob Bronowski; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Werner Heisenberg; Leo Szilard
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: British Broadcasing Corporation ; television Service ; time-Life films ; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 670106809
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. 9 Ladder of creation ; pt. 10 World Within world ; Knowledge or Certainty.
Series Title: Ascent of man.
Other Titles: Ladder of Creation ; World Within world; Knowledge or Certainty
Responsibility: BBC-TV and Time-Life Films. Writer/narrator, Jacob Bronowski.

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A Television series surveying the development of science. Part 9 focuses on the architectural expressions of man throughout history from his efforts to build simple stone walls to his creation of modern Los Angeles. Film includes Greek temples and French cathedrals as examples of previous architecural design. pt 10 explores the world within the atom and traces the history of the men and ideas that have made 20th century physics one of the great achievements of human imagination. pt 11 considers the moral dilemma which confronts today's scientists by contrasting humanist traditions with the inhumanities of the Nazis and the harnessing of nuclear energy with the development of the atomic bomb. covers the work of Karl Gauss. Max Born, Werner Heisenberg and Leo Szilard.

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