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Cosmos / Carl Sagan.


1st ed.. New York : Random House, [1980] .
ISBN 0394502949

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Other Title Cosmos (Television program) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81031925
Subjects Astronomie -- Ouvrages de vulgarisation.
Astronomie.
Astronomy -- Popular works.
Astronomy.
Science and civilization -- History.
Science and civilization.
Weltall.
Description xvi, 365 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Based on C. Sagan's 13-part television series.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-355) and index.
Presented by the Dr. Ari Kiev family to the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. DGW LOCAL
Summary This book is about science in its broadest human context, how science and civilization grew up together. It is the story of our long journey of discovery and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science, including Democritus, Hypatia, Kepler, Newton, Huygens, Champollion, Lowell and Humason. The book also explores spacecraft missions of discovery of the nearby planets, the research in the Library of ancient Alexandria, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the origin of life, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies and the origins of matter, suns and worlds. The author retraces the fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into life and consciousness, enabling the cosmos to wonder about itself. He considers the latest findings on life elsewhere and how we might communicate with the beings of other worlds.
Contents The shores of the cosmic ocean -- One voice in the cosmic fugue -- The harmony of worlds -- Heaven and hell -- Blues for a red planet -- Travelers' tales -- The backbone of night -- Travels in space and time -- The lives of the stars -- The edge of forever -- The persistence of memory -- Encyclopaedia galactica -- Who speaks for Earth? -- Appendix 1. Reductio ad absurdum and the square root of two -- Appendix 2. The five Pythagorean solids.
Genre Einführung.
History.
Popular works.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6280573
(OCoLC)ocm06280573
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WorldCat Identities Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
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