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BBC The Ascent of Man 2 - Harvest of the Seasons

(Agriculture and the first settlements)
"This installment covers the change from a nomadic to an agricultural lifestyle. Jacob Bronowski visits the ancient city of Jericho, and we see footage of the Bakhtiari tribe in Iran and an ancient horseback game in Afghanistan. The cultivation of wheat, which led to the domestication of animals, is observed in detail."

"An American Film Festival Award winner, this 13 volume series attempts a massive survey of science, from flint tools to the theory of relativity. The series, a co-production of the BBC and Time-Life Films was made as a science counterpart to "Civilization". It is given superb technical support, with two crews using innovative filming techniques, shooting in 27 countries. Dr. Jacob Bronowski makes for an unorthodox narrator, his non-scripted delivery ranging from hushed awe to trembling passion. He uses the crawling infant, the performing athlete, the development of the hunt and the discovery of fire to illustrate the most distinctive feature of man: imagination. His Scientific-Humanism is often spectacular, always provocative."

Episode 1: "Lower than the Angels" (describes evolution of the head)
Episode 3 : The Grain in the Stone (tools, early human migration)
Episode 4: The Hidden Structure (fire, metals and alchemy)
Episode 5: Music of the Spheres (the language of numbers)
Episode 6: The Starry Messenger (Galileo's universe)
Episode 7: The Majestic Clockwork (explores Kepler and Newton's laws)
Episode 8: The Drive for Power (The Industrial Revolution)
Episode 9: The Ladder of Creation (Darwin and Wallace's ideas on the origin of species)
Episode 10: World Within World (the story of the periodic table)
Episode 11: Knowledge or Certainty
Episode 12: Generation upon Generation (genetics)
Episode 13: The Long Childhood

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