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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. 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

NOTE: This edition does not include images.

Customer Reviews

No photos

Photos in the printed book do not appear in this digital version.

No mis-interpretation here....

Void of censor, Mr. Sagan speaks of what he is taught prior to 1980- upon publication. No, the as-promised images do not appear on our iPads today, BUT, if you are to purchase this to be a picture-book; you are purchasing it for incorrect reasoning. This is a legendary read in the Universal world. Do not dis-credit.

Great food for thought!!!!!

Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" is fantastic! I strongly recommend Cosmos for all who enjoy thinking.

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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science & Nature
  • Published: Oct 12, 1980
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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