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on March 13, 2004
In his book, Dr. Sagan takes the reader on a tour of the universe and a ride through time that belittles our existence but at the same time reveres it. But Dr. Sagan does not forget who he is writing for. One of the ideas behind the unbelievably popular companion tv show of Cosmos was that the general public is more interested in and capable of understanding science than it is given credit for. As such, Cosmos is a book anyone can pick up and enjoy, yet it remains intelligent throughout. If someone would want to find a place to begin understanding the history and life of our universe and our place in it, then this book is that place.