Cosmos

Cosmos

Book - 1985
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A magnificent overview of the past, present, and future of science. Brilliant and provocative, it traces today's knowledge and scientific methods to their historical roots, blending science and philosophy in a wholly energetic and irresistible way.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1985, c1980
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed
ISBN: 9780345331359
0345331354
Branch Call Number: 520 SAG
Characteristics: 324 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Cosmos (Television program)

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1aa
Apr 12, 2018

The book veers wildly from chapter to chapter, and even in some chapters he gets a bit off topic, but always with excitement, wonder, and enthusiasm, which infects the reader (may we always be so infected!). The writing is clear, and even sometimes flowery.

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patient
Jul 09, 2017

this book by carl sagan is a fantastic informative book. Well worth reading. He was a genius.

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randyjrusso
Nov 17, 2016

A must read by a true visionary.

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Bucci4
Sep 27, 2015

Amazing

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naturalist
Jun 27, 2014

Some other titles by Carl Sagan: .... “The Dragons of Eden : Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence” Random House, 1977 .... Ballantine Books, Reprint edition, 1986, pbk, ... ISBN-10: 0345346297 .... ISBN-13: 978-0099514121 ..........”Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” Ann Druyan (co-author) ... Random House, 1992 .... Ballantine Books, 1993, pbk ISBN-10: 0345384725 .... ISBN-13: 978-0345384720 ....... “Broca's Brain : Reflections on the Romance of Science” .. Random House, 1979, ... Ballantine Books, Reprint edition, 1986, pbk, ... ISBN-10: 0345336895 ..... ISBN-13: 978-0345336897 .....”Comet” ... with Ann Druyan ... Random House, 1985

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Stevenarntson
Jun 12, 2012

I mentioned this title in the review series "Literary Counterparts":

http://www.stevenarntson.com/2012/06/literary-counterparts-adams-and-sagan.html

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marzseku
Aug 27, 2011

a must read for all ages!!! very well written by a great man

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WilliamWood
Jun 09, 2007

Still one of the best introductions to science around. (How can you have Cosmos without the music from the series, though???)

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