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Cosmos By Carl Sagan


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* The story of cosmic evolution, science and civilisation

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Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation by Carl Sagan

* Spacecraft missions to nearby planets
* The Library of ancient Alexandria
* The human brain
* Egyptian hieroglyphics
* The origin of life
* The death of the sun
* The evolution of galaxies
* The origins of matter, suns and worlds

The story of fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transforming matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together, and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. A story told with Carl Sagan's remarkable ability to make scientific ideas both comprehensible and exciting.

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This book made me fall in love with physics, which - as I always hated science at school - is no mean feat. It looks at everything from ancient Egypt to the possibility of alien life. Pop science at its best -- Matt Haig
** 'Enticing, imaginative, readable, iridescent * The New York TIMES *

About Carl Sagan

Sagan was Dir. of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies & David Duncan Prof. of Astronomy & Space Sciences at Cornell University.He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking & Voyage expeditions to the planets & was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for literature. He died in 1996.

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Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation by Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan
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Little, Brown Book Group
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