9780345331359

Cosmos

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  • ISBN13:

    9780345331359

  • ISBN10:

    0345331354

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 1985-10-12
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
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The best-selling science book ever published in the English language, COSMOS is a magnificent overview of the past, present, and future of science. Brilliant and provocative, it traces today's knowledge and scientific methods to their historical roots, blending science and philosophy in a wholly energetic and irresistible way.

Author Biography

Carl Sagan was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University; Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; and the cofounder and President of the Planetary Society, the largest space-interest group in the world. For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, he was an adviser on the <b>Mariner</b>, <b>Voyager</b>, and <b>Viking</b> unmanned space missions, and he briefed astronauts for journeys to the moon. His Peabody Award-winning public television series, <b>Cosmos</b>, has been seen by more than 500 million people in over sixty countries, and the accompanying book spent seventy weeks on <b>The New York Times</b> bestseller list. The author of

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