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The Resource Cosmos, Carl Sagan

Cosmos, Carl Sagan

Label
Cosmos
Title
Cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Carl Sagan
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Language
eng
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
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB44.2
LC item number
.S235 1980
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Cosmos, Carl Sagan
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Cosmos, Carl Sagan
Publication
Note
Based on C. Sagan's 13-part television series
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-355) and index
Contents
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 -- Encyclopaedia galactica -- Who speaks for Earth?
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Dimensions
27 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 365 p.
Isbn
9780394502946
Lccn
80005286
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)6280573

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