"I wrote a book called the Identity
of Man. I never saw the cover of the English edition until the book reached
me in print. And yet the artist had understood exactly what was in my mind, by
putting on the cover a drawing of the brain and the Mona Lisa, one on top of
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1. A SENSE OF THE FUTURE
Poland and England 1908 - 1927
Jacob Bronowski arrives in Britain speaking only two words of English...
Cambridge and Mallorca 1927 - 1934
Bronowski wins a scholarship to read mathematics at Cambridge...
...recollections from Eirlys Roberts
3. THE POETS DEFENCE
Hull and Wartime 1934 - 1945
Wherein Bronowski is an observer at Hiroshima...
...recollections from Rita Bronowski, Eric Roll and Philip Morrison
4. THE COMMON SENSE OF SCIENCE
Postwar, NCB and BBC 1945 - 1964
In which Bronowski spends time at UNESCO and becomes a TV personality...
...recollections from Gwyn Thomas, A.J. Ayer and
The Salk Institute 1964 - 1974
The foundation of the Salk Institute and the Ascent of Man...
...recollections from James Watson and Jonas Salk
6. THE ASCENT OF MAN
...recollections from Lisa Jardine, David Attenborough, Robert Reid and Adrian Malone