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  • Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
  • Verlag: Ballantine Books; Auflage: Reissue (12. Oktober 1985)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0345331354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345331359
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,7 x 2,6 x 17,5 cm
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Cosmos was the first science TV blockbuster, and Carl Sagan was its (human) star. By the time of Sagan's death in 1996, the series had been seen by half a billion people; Sagan was perhaps the best-known scientist on the planet. Explaining how the series came about, Sagan recalled:

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 Inevitably, some of the science in Cosmos has been outdated in the years since 1980--but Sagan's sense of wonder is ageless.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

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“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

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14 von 14 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Baturrico am 20. Mai 2008
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I can confess it: I became an astronomer because of this book and the corresponding TV series, and I don't regret that. I asked this to be my birthday present when I was 10 or 11, it was 1600 pesetas (an expensive book at this time), and I read it several times. Since them I feel the emotion of these pages, and their strength. When I read this again, I cannot avoid to "float" by the great feeling. A must for anybody who wants to understand this world.
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6 von 6 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Achim Beerheide am 2. Juni 2001
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I bought this book when I was perhaps 10 years old - it was the first expensive thing I've bought from my own money, and it was one of the best purchases in my life. This is more than a simple book about facts; Sagan is able to give the reader an impression of the fascination not only of astronomy, but of the triumphs of science in general. The brilliance of the ancient greeks, who calculated the radius of the earth only by the angle of an obelisk's shadow in northern and in central egypt. Kepler's genius and the elegance of its second law.... In addition, it covers many aspects of astronomy in a very interesting way. Extremely inspiring!
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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 16. September 2005
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. It explains the world we are living in, but it is not just a scientific book. It unites so many fields of knowledge that I assume, Sagan must be a genius. Philosophy, Physics, Maths, Relegion, all that is coming together in a masterpiece that you will be unable to put down, eager to know what is happening on the next page, what miacles the author will reveal to you...It is just so beautyful...If you want to have Cosmos in a story by the way, read Contact. Sagan's works will stay with us along with those of Hawking...Buy this and change the way you live and look at the world you're living in.
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von J. England am 4. Juli 2000
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Sagan will open your eyes to the world around you in this fascinating analysis of Earth, the planets, the sun and stars in "Cosmos". Not only does he unlock the mysteries of the universe in an understandable way, but he also ties in human evolutionary biology and science history quite skillfully. What I found to be most interesting about this book is that Sagan interjects his own opinions, interpretations, and theories as he writes, rather than just listing facts. As you read, you experience the thinking process of a great mind in action.
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von ray am 27. Juni 2000
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"Cosmos" is so much more than a science book. It's a history book and a book that teaches so much about life and where we are headed. This book taught me so much about what is out there and how we are all related. "Cosmos" is exceptionally readable and you will keep the pages turning. Sagan seems to sum up the heavens and the earth all in one fantastic book. Read it not just to learn about evolution or astronomy, but to get a clear view of how the universe really works and how we relate to it.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Roberto Caballero am 16. Juni 2000
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Everyone should read this excellent book, written by the late Carl Sagan; it should be read in high schools and everyplace where science is taught, because it is one of the most mind-opening books I have ever read. Although it mainly deals with astronomy in an excellent and easy to understand manner, one aspect that it is worth mentioning is the fact that Dr. Sagan was a science loving person that loved and respected all nature, and that is something that can be read between the lines, because he inserts in some parts of the book captivating pieces of his philosophy and his love for the universe and our fragile place in it; he transmits the reader his love for all this things and his optimism that, although we are heading towards out own ruin, it is also in our own hands to avoid self-destruction. The final chapter, "Who speaks for Earth", is well worth reading two or three times, to "acquire" at least a small piece of Dr. Sagan's conscience in the dangers of nuclear war, but also some of his optimistic ideas about our future. I think the Earth lost one of its main scientists and defenders when Dr. Sagan passed away.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von R. Aamer am 22. Juni 2000
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An absolutely must read for everyone, period.
I was introduced to Dr. Carl Sagan through, like many others, his television series "Cosmos". It was something new to me. Before that I used to view science and astronomy as something which neither I was qualified to know nor it was essential for me to know. "Cosmos" changed everything.
When I saw the book, I just couldn't resist buying it and since that day, I have read it four times. This book and "Cosmos" series can be considered the most important milestones in the popularization of science. Dr. Sagan worked all his life towards this goal and many people like myself are in his debt for introducing us to the marvelous world of science.
The book, as compared to the series, is not that simple to understand for a person who has no knowledge of some of the terms used in the book. But even the stuff that one can understand is awesome and makes one wonder about the universe we are living in.
My recommendation to everyone is to read this book and you'll be a different human being by the time you finish it. It will change the way you think.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Gallant Lee (avocado@bigfoot.com) am 27. August 1998
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Cosmos is a not a science book, it is about everthing that relates to our universe. Through its thirteen chapters, it tells the tales of human origin, scientific discoveries and space explorations of human. Many passages reflect strongly the beliefs and opinions of Carl Sagan (his faith on science as the true pathway to understanding the cosmos, his distaste of our own self-destructive instincts and mostly his sence of the insignificance of the human race against the universe), which I personally think is the most interesting and thought-provoking part of the book. All in all a GREAT book to read and treasure. Its one of those books which you borrowed it first from library, and then bought your own copy just because it's simply a book to own!
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