Cosmos (Paperback)

By Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson (Foreword by), Ann Druyan (Introduction by)
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"Cosmos" is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan's collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Cosmos" retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.
Praise for "Cosmos"
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.

About the Author


Carl Sagan was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking and Voyager missions to the planets and briefed the Apollo astronauts before their flights to the Moon. He helped solve many mysteries in planetary science from the high temperature of Venus to the seasonal changes on Mars. For his unique contributions, he was awarded the NASA Medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievment and for Distinguished Public Service (twice), as well as the Tsiolkovsky Medal of the Soviet Cosmonautics Federation, the John F. Kennedy Award of the American Astronautical Society and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Space Education.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show "NOVA ScienceNow" on PBS and has been a frequent guest on "The Daily Show", " The Colbert Report", " Real Time with Bill Maher", and "Jeopardy". In March 2014, he became host of the television series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey", an update of Carl Sagan s "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage". Tyson has written several nonfiction books, including "Death by Black Hole", which was a "New York Times "bestseller.

Carl Sagan (19341996) is the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of "Cosmos," the bestselling science book ever published in the English language, and "Contact," which was the basis of a major motion picture.
Ann Druyan is Carl Sagans widow and long time collaborator.

Praise For…


“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345539434
ISBN-10: 0345539435
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: December 10th, 2013
Pages: 396
Language: English