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Cosmos - Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Cosmos
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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXBased on Carl Sagan’s landmark television series—relaunched with brand-new episodes 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... show more
RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXBased on Carl Sagan’s landmark television series—relaunched with brand-new episodes 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. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, more than 250 illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fifteen 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 . . . imaginatively illustrated . . . imaginatively illustrated.”—The New York Times Book Review
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345539434 (0345539435)
ASIN: 345539435
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
3.0 Flexible Belts: "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan
(Original Review, 1980-11-17)A lot of talk has been going on about the flaws in Carl Sagan's COSMOS series. These flaws center on either Sagan's unusual speaking style and acting(?) abilities, or the show's contents. I certainly agree that he looks stupid when displaying the "awed" look; however, th...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
4.0 Catching Up?
I never watched the series when it was on PBS so when the audiobook was in an Audible sale pile, I snapped it up and now I am finally getting around to listening to it. And I am having trouble with it. LeVar Burton is narrating and his cadence is driving me nuts; it is kind of like a bad Carl Sagan ...
Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
5.0 Cosmos
As a child, I was fascinated and mesmerised by our world. It looked so huge, so full of wonders. Еverything was a source of marvel and inspiration. The world, the Earth, waited to be discovered and I had a long life ahead of me to do that. Then, in teenage years, I already knew all there was to know...
Book Talk 21st Century
Book Talk 21st Century rated it
4.0 Cosmos
Read this back when it came out. I remember watching the TV show. It was good. I remember one episode when he wondered what would happen when Voyager left the solar system. Then the 1st Star Trek movie came out & said an alien civilization would build a giant complex & send it back to earth. Great t...
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha
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4.0 Cosmos and Dithering Over Book Donating
At the moment the stacks of my books that I'm going to donate to our nearby library cover our small loveseat, and a chunk of those are definitely going away. But the problem is that I get all mushy over books. And since these are the heaviest and most expensive parts of any move, it'd be better if I...
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