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Kozmos Carl Sagan

Kozmos

Carl Sagan

Published 1983
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Hardcover
368 pages
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Based on the tv series, this book is about science in its broadest context, how science & civilization grew up together. Its about a long journey of discovery & the forces & persons who helped shape modern science, including Democritus,More‫Based on the tv series, this book is about science in its broadest context, how science & civilization grew up together. Its about a long journey of discovery & the forces & persons who helped shape modern science, including Democritus, Hypatia, Kepler, Newton, Huygens, Champollion, Lowell & Humason. It explores missions to nearby planets, the Library of Alexandria, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, lifes origin, the suns death, galactic evolution & the origins of matter, suns & worlds. Sagan retraces the fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into life & consciousness, enabling the cosmos to wonder about itself. He considers the latest findings on life elsewhere & how to communicate with aliens.IntroductionThe shores of the cosmic oceanOne voice in the cosmic fugueThe harmony of worldsHeaven and hellBlues for a red planetTravelers talesThe backbone of nightTravels in space and timeThe lives of the starsThe edge of foreverThe persistence of memoryEncyclopaedia galacticaWho speaks for Earth?Appendix 1. Reductio ad absurdum and the square root of twoAppendix 2. The five Pythagorean solidsFor Futher ReadingIndex