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This visually stunning book with over full-color illustrations, many of them never before published, is based on Carl Sagan's thirteen-part television series. CARL SAGAN Cosmos CONTENTS Introduction 1 The Shores of the Cosmic . The Cosmos television series and this book represent a hopeful experiment in. His book transformed my view of what non-fiction writing could be, exploded my horizons and This is what Carl Sagan's Cosmos did to me.

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Cosmos is a popular science book by astronomer and Pulitzer Prize- winning author Carl Sagan. Its 13 illustrated chapters, corresponding to the Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series. In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of. 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.

About Cosmos Cosmos is a book about the Universe. It aims to help us understand the vast and complex world we live in. In this book, Sagan tells us about the way the Universe appeared and evolved, how the human species evolved and what we may achieve in the future. I think that Sagan wrote a wonderful book that covers many topics in an interesting way. In this book we learn about the stars in the sky, the cells in our bodies and the data in our brains. He manages to share so much without making us feel overwhelmed.

I'd never read anything like it. Even the list of contents are evocative, making the book sound more like a series of epic poems than a journey through space: Throughout the book, Sagan continues to describe our place in space and time using language heavy with affection; he loves what he is describing.

The greatest part of human existence was spent in such a time. Over the dying embers of the campfire, on a moonless night, we watched the stars. There are also frequent personal touches, providing insights into Sagan's private life and mind. These recollections pull us back to Earth, providing a hero for this epic tale, enabling readers to share Sagan's limitless wonder and curiosity. There's a stark beauty to this style of writing; we're never just being told a series of facts, we feel like we're discovering them with the author as he reaches out to the planets, stars and beyond.

Even with an early bedtime, in winter you could sometimes see the stars. I would look at them, twinkling and remote, and wonder what they were. I would ask older children and adults, who would only reply, 'They're lights in the sky, kid.

But what were they? And, amid the quotations and anecdotes is the most compelling story of how humanity managed to unravel the science of the universe. Sagan masterfully weaves in the "hard science" throughout, expertly managing the lure of knowledge with a faster-than-light touch. Learn from the best, be passionate about your subject, be personal, liberate your insights and feelings. In doing so, you might just change someone's life. At a time when I was just beginning to wonder what lay beyond the heather-carpeted hills in the distance, Sagan showed me the universe.

Barry J. Gibb is a science multimedia producer at the Wellcome Trust. A pdf of Cosmos can be found here. Sagan died on December 20, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Paperback Verified download. What a privilege and joy it was to have read this book. I made my way through it rather slowly because it was so packed full of historical anecdotes, scientific findings, and thought-provoking insights that I needed a break every chapter or so to let ideas mentally sink in. In 13 chapters, Dr Sagan gives us a glimpse into all scales of space and time. From the Big Bang to the formation of the stars and the Earth, through the painstaking evolutionary process that resulted in human beings, to millenia beyond our time where interstellar travel may be a viable means of commute.

From quarks to complex molecules to planets, supernovae and black holes, to the idea of an infinite hierarchy of universes, all nested within one another. This book is far beyond an ordinary astronomy general interest read. Its contents incorporate genetics, ancient history, chemical biology, sociology, religion, human psychology and philosophy Dr Sagan weaves these realms together in the context of the Cosmos, and raises intriguing questions about hypothetical alternate turn of events as well as where we humankind go from here.

Carl sagan book cosmos

He pays homage to the brilliant minds whose work and courage has contributed to our current technical capabilities. Huygens, Brahe, Newton, Champollion etc. In doing so, he invokes a scrutiny of our current societal climate and behaviors. Are we doing our best to build and maintain a society that values the pursuit of knowledge over one that may eventually crumble under self-destructive greed? Are we investing an adequate amount of resources both monetary and intellect on constructive, self-preserving causes?

Sagan goes as far as to compare government spendings on military weapons with scientific research funding, and demonstrates how far will have still to go before our loyalties are united not just within nation-states, but as a species of Planet Earth. Instead, he pays deep respect to the cultures, achievements, and creation myths around the world - this was done through anecdotes from ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Indian history as well as various tribal accounts.