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Cosmos

by Carl Sagan

Random House Publishing Group | October 12, 1985 | Mass Market Paperbound

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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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: October 12, 1985

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345331354

ISBN - 13: 9780345331359

Found in: Astronomy

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Cosmos

Cosmos

by Carl Sagan

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: October 12, 1985

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345331354

ISBN - 13: 9780345331359

About the Book

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.

From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

The best-selling science book ever published in the England 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.

About the Author

Carl Sagan was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University; Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; and the cofounder and President of the Planetary Society, the largest space-interest group in the world. For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, he was an adviser on the Mariner, Voyager, and Viking unmanned space missions, and he briefed astronauts for journeys to the moon. His Peabody Award-winning public television series, Cosmos, has been seen by more than 500 million people in over sixty countries, and the accompanying book spent seventy weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. The author of thirty books, Sagan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence in 1978, and his novel Contact, is now a major motion picture.

In their posthumous award to Dr. Sagan of their highest honor, the National Science Foundation declared that his research transformed planetary science ... his gifts to mankind were infinite.


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Editorial Reviews

"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

Employee Review

For anyone interested in learning and understanding the universe in which we live, this is an essential read. In his unique and approachable style, Sagan breaks down the cosmos and explains it in a way that guarantees to captivate. I would recommend this title to any one with any interest in the stars and everything above and beyond us.
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