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Cosmos

Sagan, Carl (Book - 1985)
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Overview: The best-selling science book ever published in the English language, COSMOS is a magnificent overview of the past, present, and future of science. Brilliant and provocative, it traces today's knowledge and scientific methods to their historical roots, blending science and philosophy in a wholly energetic and irresistible way. Based on Sagan's 13 part television series, "Cosmos" is about science in its broadest human context, and how science and civilization grew up together.
Authors: Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Title: Cosmos
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1985
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed
Characteristics: xxi, 324 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Carl Sagan
Contents: Introduction
Shores of the cosmic ocean
One voice in the cosmic fugue
Harmony of worlds
Heaven and hell
Blues for a red planet
Travelers' tales
Backbone of night
Travels in space and time
Lives of the stars
Edge of forever
Persistence of memory
Encyclopedia galactic
Who speaks for earth?
Appendix 1: Reductio ad absurdum and the square root of two
Appendix 2: Five Pythagorean solids
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Summary: Overview: The best-selling science book ever published in the English language, COSMOS is a magnificent overview of the past, present, and future of science. Brilliant and provocative, it traces today's knowledge and scientific methods to their historical roots, blending science and philosophy in a wholly energetic and irresistible way. Based on Sagan's 13 part television series, "Cosmos" is about science in its broadest human context, and how science and civilization grew up together.
Alternate Title: Cosmos (Television program)
ISBN: 0345331354
9780345331359
Branch Call Number: 520 S129c 1985
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Astronomy Popular works
Topical Term: Astronomy
LCCN: 80005286
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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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