RE: Ascent of Man series

Stan Diamond (
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 10:36:20 -0400 (EDT)

>This is still available and is on VHS. We recently purchased a set from
>>This was discussed a couple of weeks ago, and, of course, I deleted the
>>postings! :) Well, a faculty member has asked about this series; am I
>>right in remembering that this series is not currently available for

Penn State has this series in its rental collection in both 16mm and video.
I have included the catalog entry for part one below. If you would like to
rent these please call the 800 number below.
You can browse the catalog by webbing to
select the first icon "information about our media collection" and follow
the directions.


Title The Ascent of Man: 1 -- Lower Than the Angels (50362)
Sort Ascent of Man 01
Physical Color; sound
Copyrighted 1974
Length 51:00 min
Distributor Ambrose Video Publishing (*AMBVP)
Audience SCA

Synopsis A multitude of evolutionary changes gave rise to man's
superiority among animals. Computer techniques illustrate
man's evolution, while X-ray and slow-motion photography of
an athlete in action show the complex interweaving of mind
and body. Written and narrated by Jacob Bronowski. Directed
and produced by Adrian Malone for the BBC.

Subjects Anthropology; Evolution; History, Ancient; History, World;
Science, General; Historical sociology; Creative thinking; Life
Sciences(CLIF); Anthropology(CANT); History & Politics(CHST)

Holdings 16mm, 2 copies, Rent $31.00
VHS, 1 copy, Rent $19.00

Stan Diamond (manager) (814) 863-3100
Penn State Audio Visual Svcs. (814) 863-2574 FAX
1127 Fox Hill Rd. (800) 826-0132 Rentals
University Park, PA 16803