Sagan, Carl Cosmos

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Cosmos

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This visually stunning book with over 250 full-color illustrations, many of them never before published, is based on Carl Sagan’s thirteen-part television series. Told with Sagan’s remarkable ability to make scientific ideas both comprehensible and exciting, Cosmos is about science in its broadest human context, how science and civilization grew up together.

The book also explores spacecraft missions of discovery of the nearby planets, the research in the Library of ancient Alexandria, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the origin of life, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies and the origins of matter, suns and worlds.

Sagan retraces the fifteen billion years of cos-mic evolution that have transformed matter into life and consciousness, enabling the Cosmos to wonder about itself. He considers the latest findings on life elsewhere and how we might communicate with the beings of other worlds.

Cosmos is the story of our long journey of discovery and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science, including Democritus, Hypatia, Kepler, Newton, Huy-gens, Champollion, Lowell and Humason. Sagan looks at our planet from an extra-terrestrial vantage point and sees a blue jewel-like world, inhabited by a lifeform that is just beginning to discover its own unity and to ven-ture into the vast ocean of space.

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Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true. The Plain Dealer
Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third his mind s on the human condition. Newsday
Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder. The Miami Herald

Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space. Cosmopolitan
Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated. The New York Times Book Review"

"Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true."--The Plain Dealer

"Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third--his mind's--on the human condition."--Newsday

"Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder."--The Miami Herald

"Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space."--Cosmopolitan

"Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated."--The New York Times Book Review

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* The story of cosmic evolution, science and civilisation

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