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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Cosmos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 330
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 171 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345331359
    ISBN 10: 0345331354
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    DC22: 520
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 520
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI060000
    Abridged Dewey: 520
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000, SCI004000, SCI015000
    LC classification: QB44.2 .S235 1985
    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    Thema V1.0: WN, PGK
    Edition statement
    Ballantine Books ed
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    01 September 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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. `From the Hardcover edition.`
    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"
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    The best-selling science book ever published in the England 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.