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    DescriptionRETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX "Cosmos" is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan's collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Cosmos" retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Praise for "Cosmos" "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"


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    Title
    Cosmos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl Sagan, Foreword by Neil Degrasse Tyson, Introduction by Ann Druyan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 396
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345539434
    ISBN 10: 0345539435
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC22: 520
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.6
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 520
    BIC subject category V2: PGK
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: ENGL2030, KIND1415
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22830
    BISAC V2.8: SCI060000
    Abridged Dewey: 520
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000, SCI004000, SCI015000
    Libri: KIND1470, ASTR6050, HIMM3080, UNIV6050
    LC classification: QB44.2 .S235 2013
    Thema V1.0: PGK
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, figures
    Publisher
    Ballantine Books
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books
    Publication date
    10 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Carl Sagan served as the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo spacecraft expeditions, for which he received the NASA Medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and (twice) for Distinguished Public Service. His Emmy- and Peabody-winning television series, "Cosmos, " became the most widely watched series in the history of American public television. The accompanying book, also called "Cosmos, " is one of the bestselling science books ever published in the English language. Dr. Sagan received the Pulitzer Prize, the Oersted Medal, and many other awards--including twenty honorary degrees from American colleges and universities--for his contributions to science, literature, education, and the preservation of the environment. 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." Dr. Sagan died on December 20, 1996.
    Review quote
    "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"