Cosmos Cosmos has heavily illustrated chapters corresponding to the episodes of the Cosmos television series In the book Sagan explores billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of sci

  • Title: Cosmos
  • Author: Carl Sagan
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  • Page: 209
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  • Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization Cosmos traces the origins of knowledge and the scientific method, mixing science and philosophy, and speculates to the future of science The book alsoCosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization Cosmos traces the origins of knowledge and the scientific method, mixing science and philosophy, and speculates to the future of science The book also discusses the underlying premises of science by providing biographical anecdotes about many prominent scientists throughout history, placing their contributions into the broader context of the development of modern science.The book covers a broad range of topics, comprising Sagan s reflections on anthropological, cosmological, biological, historical, and astronomical matters from antiquity to contemporary times Sagan reiterates his position on extraterrestrial life that the magnitude of the universe permits the existence of thousands of alien civilizations, but no credible evidence exists to demonstrate that such life has ever visited earth.

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    • Carl Sagan

      In 1934, scientist Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y After earning bachelor and master s degrees at Cornell, Sagan earned a double doctorate at the University of Chicago in 1960 He became professor of astronomy and space science and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, and co founder of the Planetary Society A great popularizer of science, Sagan produced the PBS series, Cosmos, which was Emmy and Peabody award winning, and was watched by 500 million people in 60 countries A book of the same title came out in 1980, and was on The New York Times bestseller list for 7 weeks Sagan was author, co author or editor of 20 books, including The Dragons of Eden 1977 , which won a Pulitzer, Pale Blue Dot 1995 and The Demon Haunted World Science As a Candle in the Dark 1996 , his hardest hitting on religion With his wife, Ann Druyan, he was co producer of the popular motion picture, Contact, which featured a feminist, atheist protagonist played by Jodie Foster 1997 The film came out after Sagan s death, following a 2 year struggle with a bone marrow disease Sagan played a leading role in NASA s Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo expeditions to other planets Ann Druyan, in the epilogue to Sagan s last book, Billions and Billions Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium published posthumously in 1997 , gives a moving account of Carl s last days Contrary to the fantasies of the fundamentalists, there was no deathbed conversion, no last minute refuge taken in a comforting vision of a heaven or an afterlife For Carl, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better Even at this moment when anyone would be forgiven for turning away from the reality of our situation, Carl was unflinching As we looked deeply into each other s eyes, it was with a shared conviction that our wondrous life together was ending forever For his work, Dr Sagan received the NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and twice for Distinguished Public Service, as well as the NASA Apollo Achievement Award Asteroid 2709 Sagan is named after him He was also awarded the John F Kennedy Astronautics Award of the American Astronautical Society, the Explorers Club 75th Anniversary Award, the Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Medal of the Soviet Cosmonauts Federation, and the Masursky Award of the American Astronomical Society, for his extraordinary contributions to the development of planetary science As a scientist trained in both astronomy and biology, Dr Sagan has made seminal contributions to the study of planetary atmospheres, planetary surfaces, the history of the Earth, and exobiology Many of the most productive planetary scientists working today are his present and former students and associates.He was also a recipient of the Public Welfare Medal, the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences.Dr Sagan was elected Chairman of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, President of the Planetology Section of the American Geophysical Union, and Chairman of the Astronomy Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science For twelve years he was the editor in chief of Icarus, the leading professional journal devoted to planetary research He was cofounder and President of the Planetary Society, a 100,000 member organization that is the largest space interest group in the world and Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.In their posthumous award to Dr Sagan of their highest honor, the National Science Foundation declared that his research transformed planetary science his gifts to mankind were infinite D 1996.More ffrf news day dayitems it

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    • إن تأملنا أنفسنا من منظور كونيفإن كل واحد منا لا يقدر بثمنإن خالفك إنساناً في الرأي ، فدعه يعيشففي مائة بليون مجرة لن تجد واحداً غيره!هذا باختصار هو كارل ساجان (أو سيجن) أيتها البشريةواحد من أعظم العلماء الذين أنجبتهم هذه الأرضليس فقط لإسهاماته العلمية ، ولكن لإنسانيته التي [...]

    • I wonder what Carl Sagan may have thought of 9/11 and the world in the new millennium, a strife-torn place which is being shaken up and shaken out every moment. I imagine the civil but slightly horrified and slightly bemused tone he may have employed while talking about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the antics of the Bush administration which have become such excellent fodder for stand up comedians the world over. And I can almost detect the note of boyish enthusiasm in his voice while he ma [...]

    • The Star system in GR is absolutely inadequate for rating this book. Gosh, I should not use the term ‘absolutely’ for something in which everything orbits around relativity.Anyway, I think something like this would give a better idea of my opinion about this book: my rating is an universe of zillions to the power of zillions of stars,and expanding. My rating:What a brilliant read this has been. I have read it very slowly; one chapter a week. But what are thirteen weeks in relation to cosmic [...]

    • I saw the TV series years before I read the book. I'm glad I did; I was able to project the image and voice of Carl Sagan into the words on the page. If there is a better science related, non-fiction book out there, please, someone point it out to me.Revised Oct. 2017.

    • من مدونتي: ثمانون كتابا بحثا عن مخرجsaudomar.wordpress***لو كنت سوف أقرأ كتاب علمياً واحداً في حياتي, بل لو كنت سوف أقراء كتاباً بشرياً واحداً, سوف أختار كتاب الكون لكارل ساغان.عادة يكون هدف الكتب العلمية التي تكتب لغير المختصين هو تبسيط المعلومة, لكن كتاب الكون يسلك مسلكا أخر, كتاب الك [...]

    • I'm not sure what I could possibly say about Cosmos that hasn't already been said by countless others in the 28 years since its publication, and likely in a far more intelligent and eloquent way than I ever could. But upon recently reading this book for the first time (which may seem a bit belated, but I am, after all, only 23) it instantly became one of my favorites, a status not easily attained by any book, and so I feel compelled to say something, to expound upon its many virtues and why it h [...]

    • A five stars to this book. Stars borrowed from skies that I witnessed when I was eight or maybe ten and would wake up early at pre-dawn, because that was the best time for star gazing after all. To read Mr.Sagan, the words so simple describing the Universe so complex. To read a small passage and follow it up with a sleep filled with dreams of all those stars dying and being born every passing moment.To recall, days of childish innocence gazing towards the infinite.Gazing in anticipation of recog [...]

    • Science is changing the way we see the universe at a rapid pace. Black holes, gravity waves, Higgs boson, and dark matter were (mathematical) theories a generation ago. Today they are reality. Popular science television shows can teach the public about quantum theory but anything over ten years old is pretty much out of date. How can a publication on general science over thirty-five years out of date be relevant in the world today? It depends on who and how the story is told. Carl Sagan possesse [...]

    • Re-visit 2016:1: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean: After an introduction by Ann Druyan, including the benefits of the end of the Cold War, Carl Sagan opens the program with a description of the cosmos and a "Spaceship of the Imagination" (shaped like a dandelion seed). The ship journeys through the universes' hundred billion galaxies, the Local Group, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way, the Orion Nebula, our Solar System, and finally the planet Earth. Eratosthenes' attempt to calculate the circum [...]

    • Let's put it simply. Cosmos is required reading for everyone who lives on this planet. It will give you a sense of perspective that nothing else can -- no lofty ideology, no omniscient religion, no inspiring quotations can explain things quite as clearly as Carl Sagan's treatise on science, reality, and the nature of things in this universe. Mind-bending and dazzling, and best of all, uncluttered by confusing scientific terminology. A book worthy of all the positive superlatives I can think of b [...]

    • “ The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us - there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries. ”With these lines, we hop on Sagan’s ‘ship of imagination’ to visit distant worlds of Quasars, Pulsars, Black holes and Galaxies that are billions of light years away from us. A peak into the Cosmos. Sa [...]

    • A gorgeous book in every possible way. From the lush illustration and clever diagrams clear through to Sagan's lyrical and at times whimsical narrative, this is the science book for non-scientists. (And if you are a scientist, may this be a lesson in how to tell your story.) Sagan makes the astronomy and the math and the mind-boggling complexity of the universe not only comprehensible but palatable. He wraps up our history as a species into the history of the universe (such that we can even know [...]

    • This book was my bible when I was an enemy of God. As a stubbornly devout atheist, this was the book I turned to for justification of my proud and arrogant rejection of my Creator. Instead of reading this pile of conjecture, I recommend reading the Holy Bible (then get on your knees and repent before the holy God who gave you life and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for your lawlessness and sin). :-)

    • كم أنت ضئيل أيها الإنسانحين تدرك أنك بأرضك بسمائك، لا تساوي شيئاً في خضم هذا الكون، أنه بالإمكان وضع 11 كرة أرضية في كوكب المشتري، أن وحدة قياس المسافة للسفر إلى بعض الكواكب هي السنة الضوئية، أي المسافة التي يقطعها الضوء في سنة، أي 9 مليون كيلومتر، وهذا يعني أنك -أيها البشري-إذ [...]

    • As a child, I was fascinated and mesmerised by our world. It looked so huge, so full of wonders. Еverything was a source of marvel and inspiration. The world, the Earth, waited to be discovered and I had a long life ahead of me to do that. Then, in teenage years, I already knew all there was to know about life, people, the Earth and the Universe. Nobody could tell me any better. The new source of wonder had become love – falling in love, finding the purpose in another human being, the complet [...]

    • The best book ever written.A masterful work encompassing the whole of human existence and the universe, with a focus on science.Sagan discusses - evolution, - Kepler, astrology and acceptance of truth in spite of what outcome is desired,- Venus and Mars, including the made-up belief of life on Mars a century ago,- the Voyager spacecrafts' Grand Tour of the Outer Planets (a rare alignment),- ancient Greek scientists,- Relativity,- atoms, elements, and how star make them,- Creation Myths, incl Hin [...]

    • I wish I had LOVED this book as Carl Sagan is an icon. It was entertaining, if you ignore the fact that it is VERY dated (I mean, 40+ years dated), which is not its fault. However, I much prefer A Short History of Nearly Everything for a review of the same information.

    • Humans How little we are. How little we know.Finally I finished this book last night at about 23:00. This is one of the best popular scientific books that I have read. This book is well written, reads like a mystery novel and is a great source of interesting information. Scientific information is explained in "simple reader" language.The focus in this book is on astronomy : how big is our universe, how old it is, how it "works", etc. Sagan pays a lot of attention to stars and galaxies, but also [...]

    • It has always made me very curious how science touches many other seemingly different subjects of history, philosophy, and religion. This book is really very impressive. A story of 15 billion years of the cosmos compressed in this relatively smaller book! Easy to read and understand, Carl Sagan's Cosmos draws the reader into a world so vivid and realistic that it's hard not to be mesmerized throughout while reading this book.

    • In the beginning there was a bang, and it was big. Stupendous. The universe as we know it, began. Time itself started to tick and tock. Space was appearing seemingly out of nothingness, as it continues to do so still. Intense heat and energy were produced. And from them matter coalesced. And so stars formed. And from stars everything else sprang into existence: more stars, galaxies, the glorious milky way, our spectacular sun, our caring earth, our gorgeous moon shortly thereafter, and finally, [...]

    • The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we've learned most of what we know. Recently, we've waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from.We long to returnand we can cause the cosmos is also within us. We're made of starstuff i don't think i'll ever give 5 stars more wholeheartedly as i am doing now 5 shimmering , eye-blindingly shinning stars , the brightest suns GR has in its thi [...]

    • It took me long to read it, but it was worth it. First thing that captivates me that despite being a nonfiction scientific book, Carl Sagan described the whole universe, explained the science in such a poetic and eloquent way that you would think he is a romantic poet! And the parts about his childhood and his enthusiasm for astronomy, for cosmos were the cutest and beautiful thing I have ever read. I saw myself, my passion for space in him, in his writings. And best part of this book was the in [...]

    • This is one of those kind of books that comes along every few years that is so fantastic that you purposely drag out reading it in order to savor its awesomeness. It doesn't matter that it was written 25+ years ago, pre-Hubble telescope, before the fall of the USSR, etc. - Sagan's insight and wide-reaching scope are timeless.The last few chapters are so rich in thought-provoking information they are worth re-reading. Sagan would have never wanted his work to become the foundation of a religion, [...]

    • সে অনেককাল আগের কথা; ৩-৪ হাজার বছরের কম হবেনা। প্রাচীন গ্রীকরা তখন Chaos কে আদি পিতা মানতো। আজকের আধুনিক ইংরেজী অভিধানে ঢুকে পড়া Chaos শব্দটি বর্তমানে ব্যবহৃত হয় ‘বিশৃঙ্খলা’ অর্থে। তবে, শব্দটির ব্ [...]

    • كتاب رائعهو مش بيتكلم عن نظريات ف الكون او قوانين فيزيائية او رياضية والحاجات دي يعني زي م انا كنت متوقعة هو بيتكلم عن كل حاجه ف الكون ، بيتكلم عن نظرية داروين التطور ، عن الكواكب الثانية وطبيعتها، عن اسكندرية زمان لما كانت مركز نشر العلم ف العالم ، عن الوقت الي اكتشفوا فيه ال [...]

    • كتاب رائع استفدت منه كثيرا وأشعر بالخجل لأني لم أقرأه حتى الان فهو كتاب معرفي علمي مهم.يقدم الكتاب التسلسل التاريخي للفضاء والكون والشغف الانساني الى كل أسرار الكون والفضاء.هذا الكتاب عبارة عن رحلة عبر الزمان والمكان مرورا بالحضارات القديمة الى المستقبل الحديث,باسلوب مميز [...]

    • "Okumaya neden bu kadar gec kalmisim ki?" diye kendi kendime sordum bitirdigimde. Inceleme yazmak icin biraz bekledim. Cunku ne yazmaliyim ya da kafamdakileri nasil anlatmaliyim bir fikrim yoktu ilk defa. Beni en cok etkileyen seylerden biri Iskenderiye Kutuphanesi yakilinca neleri yitirdigimize dair anlatinin oldugu bolumdu sanirim. Carl Sagan adi zaten kitaba, icerige, kaliteye dair soyleyecek cok sey birakmiyor. Keyifle okudum. Belgeselden de asina oldugumuz okumadan once konu hakkinda on ara [...]

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