Cosmos
This sequel to Carl Sagan's blockbuster continues the electrifying journey through space and time, connecting with worlds billions of miles away and envisioning a future of science tempered with wisdom.Based on National Geographic's internationally-renowned television series, this groundbreaking and visually stunning book explores how science and civilization grew up together. From the emergence of life at deep-sea vents to solar-powered starships sailing through the galaxy, from the Big Bang to the intricacies of intelligence in many life forms, acclaimed author Ann Druyan documents where humanity has been and where it is going, using her unique gift of bringing complex scientific concepts to life. With evocative photographs and vivid illustrations, she recounts momentous discoveries, from the Voyager missions in which she and her husband, Carl Sagan, participated to Cassini-Huygens's recent insights into Saturn's moons. This breathtaking sequel to Sagan's masterpiece explains how we humans can glean a new understanding of consciousness here on Earth and out in the cosmos--again reminding us that our planet is a pale blue dot in an immense universe of possibility.

Cosmos Details

TitleCosmos
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 25th, 2020
PublisherNational Geographic Society
ISBN-139781426219085
Rating
GenreScience, Nonfiction, Astronomy

Cosmos Review

  • Gabriela Kozhuharova
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful, poetic and very inspirational love letter to science, life and the human potential.
  • Ace Boggess
    January 1, 1970
    I'm torn about this book. It was fascinating and captivating, but at same time not structurally coherent or what the subtitle implies. The book discusses science, history, and religions (much in the same way Bill Bryson does in A Short History of Nearly Everything, but without the humor). However, it does so tangentially, without really following a path. This is a book of tangents. They're all interesting tangents. I learned weird things, and I'm a lover a learning weird things. But if you're I'm torn about this book. It was fascinating and captivating, but at same time not structurally coherent or what the subtitle implies. The book discusses science, history, and religions (much in the same way Bill Bryson does in A Short History of Nearly Everything, but without the humor). However, it does so tangentially, without really following a path. This is a book of tangents. They're all interesting tangents. I learned weird things, and I'm a lover a learning weird things. But if you're looking for more of that fantastic voyage to other worlds that the original Cosmos series offered, you will be disappointed.That said, I enjoyed the book for what it is. I suspect that you, reader, will either love it or hate it.
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  • Ross Cohen
    January 1, 1970
    It feels good to wonder and hope realistically.
  • Scott Kardel
    January 1, 1970
    I very much enjoyed Cosmos: Possible Worlds. There is less about space and the universe then there was in the original Cosmos, but like the original there's plenty about history, science, humanity and how we relate to the vast universe we inhabit.
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