The Ascent of Man (1974)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Physical Sciences  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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Author Jacob Bronowski traces the history of chemistry in part four of his 13-episode series Ascent of Man. As long as there has been recorded history, man has shown a natural respect and curiosity about fire. From its evidential first use in China half a million years ago to its key role in the development of scientific theories, fire is part of evolution. In this program, Bronowski explores both the fantastic and practical historic application of the elements.

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chemistry, scientific-research, scientific-theory