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Adrian Malone in The Ascent of Man

The Ascent of Man

1972 NR

Narrated by mathematician and biologist Jacob Bronowski, this landmark BBC series traces human development from the dawn of evolution and the creation of rudimentary tools to the rise of technology and the computer age. Along the way, the 13-part documentary covers the history of the sciences and touches on humanity's contributions to art, warfare, empire-building, agriculture, music, architecture, mathematics, medicine, industry and politics.