Úgy tűnik, hogy a JavaScript le van tiltva, vagy nem támogatja a böngésző. Sajnáljuk, de az oldal néhány funkciójának működéséhez, többek között a rendeléshez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript futtatását böngészőjében. Köszönjük!

The ascent of man

The ascent of man - Bronowski, Jacob - Régikönyvek
The ascent of man - Régikönyvek The ascent of man - Régikönyvek The ascent of man - Régikönyvek
(0 vélemény)
Kiadó:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Kiadás éve:
1977
Kiadás helye:
London
ISBN:
0563170646
Kötés típusa:
egészvászon, kiadói borítóban
Terjedelem:
448 oldal
Nyelv:
angol
Méret:
Szélesség: 17.50cm, Magasság: 25.00cm
Súly:
1.00kg
Kategória:
CONTENTS

Foreword 13

Chapter I Lower than the Angels 19
Animal adaptation — The human alternative — Beginning 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.

Chapter 2 The Harvest of the Seasons 59
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 civilisation.

Chapter 3 The Grain in the Stone 91
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 architecture:
Paestum — The Roman arch: Segovia — The Gothic adventure: Rheims — Science as architecture —
The hidden figure: Michelangelo to Moore — Pleasure in construction — Below the visible.

Chapter 4 The Hidden Structure 123
Fire, the transforming element — Extraction of metals: copper — The structure of alloys — Bronze
as a work of art — Iron to steel : the Japanese sword —told — The incorruptible—Alchemical theory
of man and nature — Paracelsus and the coming of chemistry — Fire and air: Joseph Priestley —
Antoine Lavoisier : combination can be quantified — John Dalton's atomic theory.

Chapter 5 The Music of the Spheres I 55
The language of numbers — The key to harmony: Pythagoras — The right-angled triangle — Euclid
and Ptolemy at 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.

Chapter 6 The Starry Messenger I 89
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 Copernican system — Dialogue on the two systems — The Inquisition — Galileo recants — The
Scientific Revolution moves north.

Chapter 7 The Majestic Clockwork 22
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 — A bsolute time — Albert Einstein — The traveller carries his own space
and time — Relativity is proved — The new philosophy. S


Chapter 8 The Drive for Power 259
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.

Chapter 9 The Ladder of Creation 29 I
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, lett hand — Chemical constants in evolution — The origin of life — The
four bases — A re other forms of life possible?

Chapter t o World Within World 321
The cube of salt — Its elements — Mendeleev's game of pot ience — 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 — Evolut ion of the elements — The second law as statistics — Stratified stability — Copying
the physics of nature — Ludwig Boltzmann: atoms are real.

Chapter t t Knowledge or Certainty 353
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 Bam — Heisenberg's
principle of uncertainty — The principle of tolerance: Leo Szilard — Science is human.

Chapter t 2 Generation upon Generation 379
The voice of insurrection — The kitchen garden naturalist: 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.

Chapter t 3 The Long Childhood 411
Man, the social solitary — Human specificity — Specific development of the brain — Precision of
the hand — The speech areas — The postponement of decision — The mind as an instrument of
preparation — The democracy of the intellect — The moral imagination — The brain and the
computer: John von Neumann — The strategy of values — Knowledge is our destiny — The
commitment of man.

Bibliography 440

Index 443


Bronowski, Jacob

Bronowski, Jacob  további könyvei

Hűségpont:
 
Antikvár könyv
600 Ft

Az Ön ajánlója

Még nincs vélemény a könyvről, legyen Ön az első aki véleményt ír róla...