Cosmos

Cosmos

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Random House, Inc.
RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX
 
Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.
 
Praise for Cosmos
 
“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

NOTE: This edition does not include images.

Baker & Taylor
The well-known astronomer presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013
Edition: Ballantine Books Trade Paperback ed
ISBN: 9780307800985
9780345539434
0345539435
Branch Call Number: 520 SAG 2013
Characteristics: xxix, 396 p.,[16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Cosmos (Television program)

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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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