Lauded by critics and devoured by countless readers as a companion to the acclaimed PBS series, this work traces the development of science as an expression of the special gifts that characterize man and make him preeminent among animals. Bronowski's exciting, splendidly illustrated investigation offers a new perspective not just on science, but on civilization itself. Photographs.
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Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974) was a mathematician, biologist, science historian, and author. His other well-known works include The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination and The Western Intellectual Tradition, From Leonardo to Hegel. Richard Dawkins is the author of The God Delusion and The Selfish Gene.Review:
"The book and television series . . . are a superb teaching tool and a remarkable memorial." —Carl Sagan
"A great book . . . it taught me a huge amount about mixing history and science." —Simon Singh, author, The Code Book
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