Cosmos: Possible Worlds

Cosmos: Possible Worlds

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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.

Title:Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781426219085
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    Cosmos: Possible Worlds Reviews

  • Gabriela Kozhuharova

    Beautiful, poetic and very inspirational love letter to science, life and the human potential....

  • Ace Boggess

    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 s...

  • Ross Cohen

    It feels good to wonder and hope realistically....

  • Scott Kardel

    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...

  • Glenn Spirrison

    Ann does a wonderful job taking us back again through the cosmic calendar. Plenty of unsung hero scientists from the past getting their due and fascinating updates on more recent events like the Cassi...