The Ascent of Man (1974)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Physical Sciences, World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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A growing curiosity about science leads to the Industrial Revolution in part eight of a 13-episode series Ascent of Man. Author Jacob Bronowski details man's ever-evolving ideas about the elements and their effects on society at large. In the 18th century, scientific theories penetrated all levels of humanity from opera to economics. Experiments brought about sweeping changes in the modes of progress. In a short while, man's world became at once smaller and richer. Bronowski profiles the inventors and ideas that accomplished this shift in power.

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industry, science, scientific-research, scientific-theory