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The Resource Cosmos, Carl Sagan

Cosmos, Carl Sagan

Label
Cosmos
Title
Cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Carl Sagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about science in its broadest human context, how science and civilization grew up together. It is the story of our long journey of discovery and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science, including Democritus, Hypatia, Kepler, Newton, Huygens, Champollion, Lowell and Humason. The book also explores spacecraft missions of discovery of the nearby planets, the research in the Library of ancient Alexandria, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the origin of life, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies and the origins of matter, suns and worlds. The author retraces the fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into life and consciousness, enabling the cosmos to wonder about itself. He considers the latest findings on life elsewhere and how we might communicate with the beings of other worlds
Member of
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB44.2
LC item number
.S235 1980
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cosmos, Carl Sagan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/80005286.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on Carl Sagan's 13-part television series
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shores of the cosmic ocean -- One voice in the cosmic fugue -- The harmony of worlds -- Heaven and hell -- Blues for a red planet -- Travelers' tales -- The backbone of night -- Travels in space and time -- The lives of the stars -- The edge of forever -- The persistence of memory -- Encyclopaedia galactica -- Who speaks for Earth? -- Appendix 1. Reductio ad absurdum and the square root of two -- Appendix 2. The five Pythagorean solids
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 365 pages
Isbn
9780394502946
Lccn
80005286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm06280573
Label
Cosmos, Carl Sagan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/80005286.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on Carl Sagan's 13-part television series
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shores of the cosmic ocean -- One voice in the cosmic fugue -- The harmony of worlds -- Heaven and hell -- Blues for a red planet -- Travelers' tales -- The backbone of night -- Travels in space and time -- The lives of the stars -- The edge of forever -- The persistence of memory -- Encyclopaedia galactica -- Who speaks for Earth? -- Appendix 1. Reductio ad absurdum and the square root of two -- Appendix 2. The five Pythagorean solids
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 365 pages
Isbn
9780394502946
Lccn
80005286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm06280573

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