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Cosmos

Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996 (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Random House, Inc.
RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX

Based 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, full-color 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 . . . 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.

Authors: Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Statement of Responsibility: Carl Sagan. [reflections by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, foreword by Ann Druyan.]
Title: Cosmos
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 2013
Edition: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013
Characteristics: xxix, 396 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, c1980
"The classic bestseller. With a new foreword by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Introduction by Ann Druyan." -- Cover
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-383) and index
Contents: The shores of the cosmic ocean
One voice in the cosmic feud
The harmony of worlds
Heaven and hell
Blues for a red planet
Travelers' tales
The backbone of the night
Travels in space and time
The lives of the stars
The edge of forever
The persistence of memory
Encyclopedia Galactica
Who speaks for Earth?
Subject Headings: Astronomy Popular works
Topical Term: Astronomy
Alternate Title: Cosmos (Television program)
ISBN: 9780345539434
0345539435
Branch Call Number: 520 S
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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":

http://www.stevenarntson.com/2012/06/literary-counterparts-adams-and-sagan.html

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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Feb 03, 2014
  • CatherineLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

New Cosmos on FOX by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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