Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Random House, Inc.

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, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson,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

Baker & Taylor
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, 2013
Edition: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013
ISBN: 9780345539434
Branch Call Number: 520 S
Characteristics: xxix, 396 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm
Alternate Title: Cosmos (Television program)


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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

Jun 12, 2012
  • Stevenarntson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 27, 2011
  • marzseku rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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


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