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Cosmos

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: New York, NY : Ballantine Books, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Ballantine Books edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan
ISBN: 0345331354 : 9780345331359
OCLC Number: 12814276
Description: xxi, 324 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm.
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 --
For further reading --
Index.
Other Titles: Cosmos (Television program)
Responsibility: Carl Sagan.

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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.

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