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The Ascent of Man

on BBC Two England

A personal view by J. Bronowskl in 13 programmes
5: Music of the Spheres
This programme deals with the evolution of mathematics. Pythagoras, the father of Greek mathematics, said that numbers are the language of nature.
We follow the spread of Greek ideas through the courts and bazaars of the Islamic empire to Moorish Spain and Renaissance Europe, exploring the relationship of mathematics to musical harmony, early astronomy and perspective in painting.
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J. Bronowskl

BBC Two England

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