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Cosmos hasheavily illustrated chapters corresponding to the episodes of the Cosmos television series In the book Sagan explores billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization Cosmos traces the origins of knowledge and the scientific method mixing science and philosophy and speculates to the futur The Star system in GR is absolutely inadeuate for rating this book Gosh I should not use the term ‘absolutely’ for something in which everything orbits around relativityAnyway I think something like this would give a better idea of my opinion about this book my rating is an universe of zillions to the power of zillions of stars and expanding My ratingWhat a brilliant read this has been I have read it very slowly; one chapter a week But what are thirteen weeks in relation to cosmic time I have also read it in parallel to watching the DVD programs What a treat this has been to have Carl Sagan in the little and measurable and limited space of my living room bringing home and explaining to me the immensity of all that space and dust and gas and light and fire and immeasurable timeSagan’s mind is truly cosmic in scope and in outlook We accompany him as he pulls together history with the pre Socratic the Alexandrians Leonardo Kepler and Tycho Brahe Huygens Einstein with the basics of biology and chemistry and physics and astronomy I particularly liked his explanation of the effects of Relativity on the light spectrum on board of an Italian Vespa in a true Pasolini manner I smiled at the candid StarTreckish nave from which we travel through his half observed half fictional universe I gasped to see he was using a touch screen to navigate his craft realizing this would have seemed so fancy back in the early 1980s when Sagan’s program and book were all the rage and which for us is now so irritatingly ubiuitousI loved his survey of the Lives of Stars and his anecdote of his first trip to the library as a kid when upon his reuest for a book on stars the Librarian gave him a book on Hollywood actors and actresses Startling are also the simulations in the film version of the encounter of various objects and any given galaxy UnforgettableThe contents are primarily a laudable exposition of what he calls the language of the universe the language of science which he deciphers as if he were handling a Rosetta stone of multiple dimensions But a running argument and I suspect one motivation behind this wondrous book and program is his deeply human and humane uest to undo our main enemies superstition and violenceProduced during the Cold War the book seems a mission launched to make us aware of our origins and our circumstances and increase our awareness of the possibilities of self destruction His work is an epic from a savior with a cosmic projectionBut the most precious impression I have gathered in this reading is a reminder of how infinitesimally small I am and the inconseuence of my being But also how in spite of my own insignificance how lucky I am to be one specimen of this wondrous phenomenon of evolution through which a conscience is formed in a strange and extraordinary combination of a few natural elementsRather than depressing I have found this thought heartening A reminder that I have to enjoy it while it lastsWhich means to keep reading books and bask in the knowledge transmitted to me through this wonderful medium invented by us Sagan after all begins and ends his account with the Alexandrian LibraryHe understood

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Cosmos author Carl SagE of science The book also discusses the underlying premises of science by providing biographical anecdotes about many prominent scientists throughout history placing their contributions into the broader context of the development of modern scienceThe book covers a broad range of topics comprising Sagan's reflections on anthropolo If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewFlexible Belts Cosmos by Carl SaganOriginal Review 1980 11 17A lot of talk has been going on about the flaws in Carl Sagan's COSMOS series These flaws center on either Sagan's unusual speaking style and acting abilities or the show's contents I certainly agree that he looks stupid when displaying the awed look; however the complaints about the content of his shows are not justified Yes he is short on reasons and long on visual effects and yes he talks as if the viewer did not know the obvious What we are all forgetting is this the average person doesn't know what we would consider obvious We should realize that Carl Sagan has his work cut out for him making science digestible for the average person