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The Ascent of man : sources and interpretations

Author: John F Henahan
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bronowski traces the development of science as an expression of the special gifts that characterize man and the qualities of thought and imagination that have compelled him to analyze the physical world and the laws and structures inherent in it.
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Genre/Form: History
Collected Work
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ascent of man.
Boston : Little, Brown, [1975]
(OCoLC)608344775
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Henahan
OCLC Number: 1252607
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: xii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The descent of man: an excerpt / Charles Darwin --
Australopithecus africanus: the man-ape of South Africa / Raymond A. Dart --
Man the toolmaker / L.S.B Leakey --
The emergence of homo erectus / Edmund White --
Homo neandertalis meets homo sapiens / William Golding --
The brain grows up / Phillip V. Tobias --
The 'meaning' of cave paintings / J.Z. Young --
The impact of the concept of culture on the concept of man / Clifford Geertz --
Change in the modern world from Cultural anthropology today --
Domestication of animals / F.E. Zeuner --
The domestication of maize / Paul C. Manglesdorf --
The first Jericho / Kathleen M. Kenyon --
Plate techtonics / D.P. McKenzie --
The invention of the plow / E. Cecil Curwin --
The equestrian revolution of the plains indian / Peter Farb --
Dialogues of Plato: an excerpt --
Gulliver in Brobdingnag / Jonathan Swift --
Reflections on the Manhattan Project / Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves --
Some prehistoric connections between Siberia and America / James B. Griffin --
What are blood groups? / The American Red Cross --
The Anasazi of Arizona / the Faculty of the University of Arizona --
The masonry of the Incas / John Hemming --
The quipu / J. Alden Mason --
The Roman architectural contribution / William Flemming --
The rise of freemasonry / Jean Gimpel --
On creativity --
Simon Rodia / Robert Bryan --
A Chinese alchemical recipe / Nathan Sivin --
Greek alchemy: pluses and minuses / Charles A. Browne --
The beginning of metallurgy / Cyril Stanley Smith --
Origin of metals / Lucretius --
Paracelsus / Henry M. Pachter --The discovery of oxygen / F.W. Gibbs --
Atomic theory / John Dalton --
The police constable's atomic theory / Flann O'Brien --
The Greek rationalization of nature / Morris Kline --
Mayan mathematics / Charles Gallenkamp --
Proposition 47 / Euclid --
The celestial chorus / Johannes Kepler --
Space lattices and packing of atoms / Michell J. Sienko and Robert A. Plane --
The calculus / Benjamin David --
Babylonian stargazers / Rudolf Thiel --
The problem of the planets / Thomas S. Kuhn --
Ptolemy's system of planetary motion / Gerald Holton and Duane Roller --
The Copernican revolution / Robert T. Lagemann --
Galileo and the starry messenger / Galileo Galilei --
Tycho meets Kepler / Arthur Koestler --
The astronomical partnership of Tycho and Kepler / Robert T. Lagemann --
Newton and the pipes of Pan / J.E. McGuire and P.M. Rattansi --
Goethe's theory of light / Dietrich Schroeer --
Michelson and the speed of light / Bernard Jaffe --
The theory of relativity / Francis W. McCarthy, Joan H. Brenner, and Maurice Temple --
Coketown / Charles Dickens --
Letter to the Earl of Liverpool / Robert Owen --
William Blake and the age of revolution / J. Bronowski --
On the Industrial Revolution / Marc Sequin --
Composed upon Westminster Bridge / William Wordsworth --
Composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey / William Wordsworth --
Frankenstein: an excerpt / Mary Shelley --
Heat is motion / George Gamow --
James Watt and the steam engine / J.D. Bernal --
Science, technology, and values / Joseph B. Platt --
The Model T / Allan Nevins and Frank Ernest Hill --
First essay on population: an excerpt / Thomas R. Malthus --
On The origin of the species / Charles Darwin --
Science, religion, and the future / Canon C.E. Raven --
Spontaneous generation / A.I. Oparin --
Louis Pasteur / Rene Dubos --
The origin of life / Stanley M. Miller --
Directed Panspermia / F.H.C. Crick and L.E. Orgel --
A letter to my mother / H.G.J. Moseley --
Moseley, X-Rays, and the structure of the atom / E.N. da C. Andrade --
Seurat and science / John Rewald --
the quantum theory of Max Planck / Barbara Lovett Cline --
The genesis of the nuclear energy project / Enrico Fermi --
Starfolk / Carl Sagan --
What is entropy? / Isaac Asimov --
Is the universe running down? / Isaac Asimov --
The edge of precision / Stanley L. Jaki --
The uncertainty principle / Paul G. Hewitt --
Heisenberg and Bohr: a conversation / Werner Heisenberg --
Patent for a chain reaction / Leo Szilard --
My trial as a war criminal / Leo Szilard --
Particles of light / James S. Perlman --
Physical optics / Charlotte R. Ward --
Science is not enough / Vannevar Bush --
The discovery of units of heredity / Ruth Moore --
The language of the genes / G.W. Beadle --
The double helix / J.D. Watson and F.H.C Crick --
Brave new world: an excerpt / Aldous Huxley --
Ethical aspects of the new perspectives in biomedical research / Salvador E. Luria --
Nature does not always know best / Peter B. Medawar --
Sexual reproduction in bacteria from Geology Today --
Language and brain deficiency / H.J. Jerison --
The speech center / Dean E. Wooldridge --
Mind, brain and humanistic values / Roger W. Sperry --
Physical manipulation of the brain from The hastings center report (May 1973) --
Is man still ascending? / Julian Huxley --
Genesis according to the badger / T.H. White.
Responsibility: John F. Henahan, editor.

Abstract:

Bronowski traces the development of science as an expression of the special gifts that characterize man and the qualities of thought and imagination that have compelled him to analyze the physical world and the laws and structures inherent in it.

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