Ascent Of Man Pt 1 Lower Than The Angels
Volume 1 of Jacob Bronowski's epic examination of our rise from the apes and the development of civilisation. (from May 1973)
"Man's imagination, his reason, his emotional subtlety and toughness, make it possible for him not to accept the environment but to change it. And that series of inventions, by which man from age to age has remade his environment, is a different kind of evolution - not biological but cultural evolution. I call that brilliant series of cultural peaks 'The Ascent of Man'."
Dr. Jacob Bronowski opens the programme at the Great Rift Valley of East Africa and traces the evolution of man's great gifts - foresight and imagination. He follows man from Africa through desert and Ice Age.
1. Shaper of the Landscape
2. The Rift Valley
4. Physical Gifts
5. Precursors of Man
7. The Ice Age
8 Cave Art
Series playlist: ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH7SJf8BnBI&list=PLHSzWP8_sspzfUBQpb9P7u6o-dQ-1ayXW