I was positive from my own experience that an enormous global interest exists in the exploration of the planets and in many kindred scientific topics--the origin of life, the Earth, and the Cosmos, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, our connection with the universe. And I was certain that this interest could be excited through that most powerful communications medium, television.
Sagan's own interest and enthusiasm for the universe were so vivid and infectious, his screen presence so engaging, that viewers and readers couldn't help but be caught up in his vision. From stars in their "billions and billions" to the amino acids in the primordial ocean, Sagan communicated a feeling for science as a process of discovery. Inevitably, some of the science in Cosmos has been outdated in the years since 1980--but Sagan's sense of wonder is ageless. --Mary Ellen Curtin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is possibly my favorite book of all-time! It has all the stuff that captures my interests: a search for knowledge, exploration, science, history, biography, adventure and... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Dan McMullen
What can you really say about Carl Sagan? The man was a genius and a visionary, but he was able to communicate to people who are not scientists in an enjoyable way. Read morePublished 2 days ago by countrymusiclover
This book came up in the children's section. It will be five or more years before she's ready to read this.Published 8 days ago by Alphonse L Novicki
A truly amazing and inspiring book! A must-read for anyone remotely interested in science, which really should be everyone on Earth. What are you waiting for? Read it!Published 9 days ago by S. Kerwin
The ultimate book.
Loved every second of it read it five times in one sitting literally!