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The ascent of man, J. Bronowski

Label
The ascent of man
Title
The ascent of man
Statement of responsibility
J. Bronowski
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
NJK
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1908-1974
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Bronowski, Jacob
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.B7918 1973
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Getscher, Robert H.
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Human beings
  • Human beings
  • Science
  • Science
Label
The ascent of man, J. Bronowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 440-442) and index
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volume
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
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Contents
Lower than the angels: Animal adaptation -- The human alternative -- Begining in Africa -- Fossil evidence -- The gift of foresight -- Evolution of the head -- The mosaic of man -- The cultures of the hunter -- Across the ice ages -- Transhumance cultures: The Lapps -- Imagination in cave art -- The harvest of the seasons: The pace of cultural evolution -- Nomad cultures: The Bakhtiari -- Beginnings of agriculture: wheat -- Jericho -- Earthquake country -- Technology in the village -- The wheel -- Domestication of animals: the horse -- War games: Buz Kashi -- Settled civilization -- The grain in the stone: Coming to the new world -- Blood group evidence of migrations -- The actions of shaping and splitting -- Structure and hierarchy -- The city: Machu Picchu -- Straight-edge architcture: Paestum -- The Roman arch: Segovia -- The Gothic adventure:Rheims -- Science as architecture -- The hidden figure: Michelangelo to Moore -- Pleasure in construction -- Below the visible -- The hidden structure: Fire, the transforming element -- Extraction of metals: copper -- The structure of alloys -- Bronze as a work of art -- Iron to steel: The Japanese sword -- Gold -- The Incorruptible -- Alchemical theory of man and nature -- Paracelsus and the coming of chemistry -- Fire and air: Joseph Priestly -- Antoine Lavoisier: combination can be quantified -- John Dalton's atomic theory -- The music of the spheres: The language of numbers -- The key to harmony: Pythagoras -- The right-angled triangle -- Euclid and Ptolemy of Alexandria -- Rise of Islam -- Arabic numbers -- The Alhambra: patterns of space -- Crystal symmetries -- Perspective from Alhazen -- Movement in time, the new dynamic -- The mathematics of change -- The starry messenger: The cycle of seasons -- The unmapped sky: Easter Island -- Ptolemy's system in the Dondi clock -- Copernicus: the sun as centre -- The telescope -- Galileo opens the scientific method -- Prohibition of the Copernical system -- Dialogue on the two systems -- The Inquisition -- Galileo recants -- The scientific revolution moves north -- The majestic clockwork: Kepler's laws -- The centre of the world -- Isaac Newton's innovations: fluxions -- Unfolding the spectrum -- Gravitation and the Principia -- The intellectual dictator -- Challenge in satire -- Newton's absolute space -- Absolute time -- Albert Einstein -- The traveller carries his own space and time -- Relativity is proved -- The new philosophy -- The drive for power: The English revolution -- Everyday technology: James Brindley -- The revolt against privilege: Figaro -- Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution -- The new men: masters of iron -- The new outlook: Wedgwood and the Lunar society -- The driving factory -- The new preoccupation: energy -- The cornucopia of invention -- The unity of nature -- The ladder of creation: The naturalists -- Charles Darwin -- Alfred Wallace -- Impact of South America -- The wealth of species -- Wallace loses his collection -- Natural selection conceived -- The continuity of evolution -- Louis Pasteur: right hand, left hand -- Chemical constants in evolution -- The origin of life -- The four bases -- Are other forms of life possible? -- World within world: The cube of salt -- Its elements -- Mendeleev's game of patience -- The periodic table -- J. J. Thomson: the atom has parts -- Structure in new art -- Structure in the atom: Rutherford and Niels Bohr -- The life cycle of a theory -- The nucleus has parts -- The neutron: Chadwick and Fermi -- Evolution of the elements -- The second law as statistics -- Stratified stability -- Copying the physics of nature -- Ludwig Boltzman: atoms are real -- Knowledge or certainty: There is no absolute knowledge -- The spectrum of invisible radiations -- The refinement of detail -- Gauss and the idea of uncertainty -- The sub-structure of reality: Max Born -- Herisenberg's principle of uncertainty -- The principle of tolerance: Leo Szilard -- Science is human -- Generation upon generation: The voice of insurrection -- The kitchen garden naturalists: Gregor Mendel -- Genetics of the pea -- Instant oblivion -- An all-or-nothing model of inheritance -- The magic number two: sex -- Crick and Watson;s model of DNA -- Replication and growth -- Cloning of identical forms -- Sexual choice in human diversity -- The long childhood: Man, the social solitary -- human spacificity -- Secific development of the brain -- Precision of the hand -- The spech areas -- The postponement of decision -- The mind as an instrument of preparation -- The emocracy ofthe intellect -- The moral imagination -- The brain and the computer: John von Neumann -- The strategy of values -- Knowledge is our destiny -- The commitment of man
Control code
6120849
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
448 pages
Lccn
73020446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)6120849
Label
The ascent of man, J. Bronowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 440-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lower than the angels: Animal adaptation -- The human alternative -- Begining in Africa -- Fossil evidence -- The gift of foresight -- Evolution of the head -- The mosaic of man -- The cultures of the hunter -- Across the ice ages -- Transhumance cultures: The Lapps -- Imagination in cave art -- The harvest of the seasons: The pace of cultural evolution -- Nomad cultures: The Bakhtiari -- Beginnings of agriculture: wheat -- Jericho -- Earthquake country -- Technology in the village -- The wheel -- Domestication of animals: the horse -- War games: Buz Kashi -- Settled civilization -- The grain in the stone: Coming to the new world -- Blood group evidence of migrations -- The actions of shaping and splitting -- Structure and hierarchy -- The city: Machu Picchu -- Straight-edge architcture: Paestum -- The Roman arch: Segovia -- The Gothic adventure:Rheims -- Science as architecture -- The hidden figure: Michelangelo to Moore -- Pleasure in construction -- Below the visible -- The hidden structure: Fire, the transforming element -- Extraction of metals: copper -- The structure of alloys -- Bronze as a work of art -- Iron to steel: The Japanese sword -- Gold -- The Incorruptible -- Alchemical theory of man and nature -- Paracelsus and the coming of chemistry -- Fire and air: Joseph Priestly -- Antoine Lavoisier: combination can be quantified -- John Dalton's atomic theory -- The music of the spheres: The language of numbers -- The key to harmony: Pythagoras -- The right-angled triangle -- Euclid and Ptolemy of Alexandria -- Rise of Islam -- Arabic numbers -- The Alhambra: patterns of space -- Crystal symmetries -- Perspective from Alhazen -- Movement in time, the new dynamic -- The mathematics of change -- The starry messenger: The cycle of seasons -- The unmapped sky: Easter Island -- Ptolemy's system in the Dondi clock -- Copernicus: the sun as centre -- The telescope -- Galileo opens the scientific method -- Prohibition of the Copernical system -- Dialogue on the two systems -- The Inquisition -- Galileo recants -- The scientific revolution moves north -- The majestic clockwork: Kepler's laws -- The centre of the world -- Isaac Newton's innovations: fluxions -- Unfolding the spectrum -- Gravitation and the Principia -- The intellectual dictator -- Challenge in satire -- Newton's absolute space -- Absolute time -- Albert Einstein -- The traveller carries his own space and time -- Relativity is proved -- The new philosophy -- The drive for power: The English revolution -- Everyday technology: James Brindley -- The revolt against privilege: Figaro -- Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution -- The new men: masters of iron -- The new outlook: Wedgwood and the Lunar society -- The driving factory -- The new preoccupation: energy -- The cornucopia of invention -- The unity of nature -- The ladder of creation: The naturalists -- Charles Darwin -- Alfred Wallace -- Impact of South America -- The wealth of species -- Wallace loses his collection -- Natural selection conceived -- The continuity of evolution -- Louis Pasteur: right hand, left hand -- Chemical constants in evolution -- The origin of life -- The four bases -- Are other forms of life possible? -- World within world: The cube of salt -- Its elements -- Mendeleev's game of patience -- The periodic table -- J. J. Thomson: the atom has parts -- Structure in new art -- Structure in the atom: Rutherford and Niels Bohr -- The life cycle of a theory -- The nucleus has parts -- The neutron: Chadwick and Fermi -- Evolution of the elements -- The second law as statistics -- Stratified stability -- Copying the physics of nature -- Ludwig Boltzman: atoms are real -- Knowledge or certainty: There is no absolute knowledge -- The spectrum of invisible radiations -- The refinement of detail -- Gauss and the idea of uncertainty -- The sub-structure of reality: Max Born -- Herisenberg's principle of uncertainty -- The principle of tolerance: Leo Szilard -- Science is human -- Generation upon generation: The voice of insurrection -- The kitchen garden naturalists: Gregor Mendel -- Genetics of the pea -- Instant oblivion -- An all-or-nothing model of inheritance -- The magic number two: sex -- Crick and Watson;s model of DNA -- Replication and growth -- Cloning of identical forms -- Sexual choice in human diversity -- The long childhood: Man, the social solitary -- human spacificity -- Secific development of the brain -- Precision of the hand -- The spech areas -- The postponement of decision -- The mind as an instrument of preparation -- The emocracy ofthe intellect -- The moral imagination -- The brain and the computer: John von Neumann -- The strategy of values -- Knowledge is our destiny -- The commitment of man
Control code
6120849
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
448 pages
Lccn
73020446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)6120849

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