Cosmos Possible Worlds

Cosmos Possible Worlds

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With lucid prose that recalls the best-selling and beloved Cosmos, Ann Druyan takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the vast and unexplored realms of Earth and space, past and future, fact and imagination. Written and published in coordination with the sensational international television debut of a second season of National Geographic's Cosmos,Cosmos Possible Worlds travels through more than 14 billion years of cosmic evolution and into an astonishing future where probes travel by light beams to distant stars, helping us solve enduring mysteries of our origins and dream of an unimaginable time ahead. Along the way, we meet the colorful characters who push beyond the boundaries of knowledge - both the little-known but monumental visionaries of the past and the scientists whose work is shaping our future. Color photographs, art, and diagrams based on graphics created for the television series - plus a foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson, best-selling author, wildly popular science commentator, and host of Cosmos on the National Geographic Channel - complete this highly anticipated package.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 38.1mm | 975.22g
  • United States
  • English
  • 100 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
  • 1426219083
  • 9781426219085
  • 149,379

Review quote

"In the breadth of its scope and the magnitude of its imagination...Possible Worlds is a triumphant return to scale, and a direct challenge to a humanity that seems to have lost its will to confront and overcome the problems that face it. It encompasses astronomy, neuroscience, quantum physics, the origins of life, the future of space flight, nuclear weaponry, alternate intelligence models, cosmology, archaeology, anthropology, and biochemistry in the breathtaking course of its 370 richly illustrated pages, all driven by Druyan's approachable but grand prose that urges us to find in ourselves the intellectual courage to truly know who we are, where we came from, and what possible futures stretch out before us." -Women You Should Know "Now, 40 years later, Ann Druyan boldly carries the torch forward with the long-awaited sequel to the book, COSMOS with Cosmos: Possible Worlds." -Laughing Place "In the breadth of its scope and the magnitude of its imagination, it is teaching us again how to look beyond our tribal specializations towards a future powered by a bold syncretism. Possible Worlds is a triumphant return to scale, and a direct challenge to a humanity that seems to have lost its will to confront and overcome the problems that face it. It encompasses astronomy, neuroscience, quantum physics, the origins of life, the future of space flight, nuclear weaponry, alternate intelligence models, cosmology, archaeology, anthropology, and biochemistry in the breathtaking course of its 370 richly illustrated pages, all driven by Druyan's approachable but grand prose that urges us to find in ourselves the intellectual courage to truly know who we are, where we came from, and what possible futures stretch out before us." -Women You Should Know "Ann Druyan is reimagining the future." -Scientific American
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About Ann Druyan

ANN DRUYAN is a celebrated writer and producer who co-authored many bestsellers

with her late husband, Carl Sagan. She also famously served as creative director of

the Voyager Golden Record, sent into space 40 years ago. Druyan continues her work

as an interpreter of the most important scientific discoveries, partnering with NASA

and the Planetary Society. She has served as Secretary of the Federation of American

Scientists and is a laureate of the International Humanist Academy. Most recently, she

received both an Emmy and Peabody Award for her work in conceptualizing and

writing National Geographic s first season of Cosmos.
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766 ratings
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