Cosmos: International Affairs in the Modern Age

Cosmos: International Affairs in the Modern Age

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by Carl Sagan
     
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394502946
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/12/1980
Pages:
365

Meet 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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Cosmos: International Affairs in the Modern Age 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where are the 250 full color phptographs? The ebook version contains no photos at all. B&N does not warn you of this omission.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cosmos is the book that makes clear exactly how utterly insignifigant yet wonderful and priveleged you are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ome the greatest scientific books ever published. Carl sagan's intellect is unparalleled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gave me an appreciation for science that I had never had before. It opened my eyes and made me see the world in a whole new light. I do not have the nook version. I have the old paper back I got when I was 12 but I cannot see how that could have changed what this book has meant to me. There is nothing like reading a book and feeling like those words were meant just for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great tour of the cosmos and a great explanation of how we came to the understanding we have of how the universe works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have watched the tv show first then read this book. This book is telling and showing a lot more knowledge in more effective way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like to give thanks to Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and science! Oh my science this is such an outstanding book!
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I proudly never touched a law book during my 4,000(?) day beat down - probvably need to fellate a PMBR now. :0
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loaned my printed copy of the original hardcover to my daughter. I then purchased the Nook version. Little did I know that only the text and no photos were published for the Nook version. This reduces the value of the product substantially. It is like publishing an art history books without photos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wwhy do you think your better than everybody else.