Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation

Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/08/1983
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* Spacecraft missions to nearby planets
* The Library of ancient Alexandria
* The human brain
* Egyptian hieroglyphics
* The origin of life
* The death of the sun
* The evolution of galaxies
* The origins of matter, suns and worlds

The story of fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transforming matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together, and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. A story told with Carl Sagan's remarkable ability to make scientific ideas both comprehensible and exciting.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349107035
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 314g
  • Dimensions: 129 x 200 x 28 mm

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Cosmos not chaos
Like ‘The Naked Ape’, ‘ A Brief History of Time’ or ‘Life on Earth’, this is a must read piece of popular science. Although dated by advances in technolog... READ MORE
Tim Dumble