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The Ascent of Man


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A personal view in 13 parts by J. Bronowski
3: The Grain in the Stone
The wandering nomads cease their migrations and settle in townships, learning new skills. Here, the late Dr Bronowski discovers the origins of science in the interaction of hand and brain. Man can split a stone into pieces, but must put the piece together again to make a wall, a cathedral, a city. The programme takes architecture as the model for science, from the Inca cities in the high Andes to the Roman aqueducts in Spain, from the great cathedrals of medieval
France to modem Los Angeles, as man uncovers the laws of nature in the stone.
Senior producer DICK GILUNG Editor ADRIAN MALONE (R)
Books: The Ascent of Man, £8.75
The Day the Universe Changed, £14.95 from booksellers


Unknown: J. Bronowski
Producer: Dick Gilung
Editor: Adrian Malone

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