Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey

Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey

DVD - 2014
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Explores how humans discovered the laws of nature and found the coordinates in space and time.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox, 2014
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD 520 COS
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 553 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us. -- Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson's latest book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - a succinct collection of answers to common questions about the universe - was released earlier this month. But Tyson … (more)


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BookLover1308
Mar 05, 2020

Get for SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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cstdarknight
Feb 18, 2020

The set that I checked out was all good except for disc 1 which froze and wouldn't play 2/3th of the disk. Disk 2 - 4 worked fine.

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dChristina
May 27, 2019

Whetstone is our neighborhood library, but seems when I put this ON HOLD, there was not an option to have it sent here. I don't see where it will go. THANKS!

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Soyghurt
Jan 01, 2019

Nothing can compare to the original 1980 COSMOS written almost entirely by Carl Sagan (Steven Soter and Ann Druyan are credited also). The pacing is more contemplative. It's just a shame that there are no truly high-quality copies of the original, uncut, 59 minute episodes, with the original music.

In short, see the 1980 COSMOS first. See the series that changed television and our culture.

Only then, see the 2014 Cosmos. Ann Druyan (Carl Sagan's wife) manages to bring the magic she learned by being next to Carl for 20 years. Steven Soter also helped a bit with the 2014 season of Cosmos. Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates, and he's not bad with the proper editing and direction, reading their script. It's actually moving, especially the parts where they mention the late, great Carl Sagan.

Every child should see the original COSMOS by 10th grade. The 2014 season is also worthwhile.

Franln Aug 23, 2017

Fantastic series! Every student should have a science teacher as enthusiastic & insightful as Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The writing, presentation, animation & CGI are all excellent.

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patch666
Jun 20, 2017

Love the series !!! Carl Sagan version is stoned out classic ~420

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StoicBookaholic
Apr 20, 2017

Eduacational tv series for the whole family to enjoy!

The astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, serves as narrator, giving him a chance to make the case that he’s the Sagan of our generation. “‘Cosmos’ is more than Carl Sagan,” Tyson says. Our capacity to decode and interpret the cosmos is a gift of the method and tools of science. And that’s what’s being handed down from generation to generation. If I tried to fill his shoes I would just fail. But I can fill my own shoes really well.”

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-carl-sagan-truly-irreplaceable-180949818/#5Yw4FKJ27Lamkjmy.99

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Smalm
Jan 04, 2016

I thought it was a wonderful documentary, but with all the information it made my head spin :)

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alionkadimka
Dec 08, 2015

Quite repulsed right from the first chapter by the one-sided, judgmental and historically erroneous representation of Bruno case. Bruno was never considered a scientist in the first place, he was a philosopher/poet, but never a scientist. Galileo insisted on not having any connection with Bruno in any scientific works of that time. Bruno had a very superficial knowledge of Copernicus works.

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hgibbins
Jun 23, 2015

An excellent follow-up to the original series. We need many more of this type of program in order to help combat the superstitious mumbo-jumbo that we are constantly being fed by various special interest groups, governments, etc. Here's hoping they make a third series.

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Apr 20, 2017

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