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5.0 out of 5 stars For Everyone
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...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book!
I guess I did not read the fine print close enough! I was hoping on a larger "coffee-table-sized" edition. However, the photos and diagrams are at the back and still enjoyable. Cool book that arrived at the same time the Cosmos TV series was airing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Science, this book will make you love it more...., April 11 2014
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If you look up at the sky longingly. If you like science. If you want to be inspired to learn the secrets of the universe, stop reading this and buy the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking Book, Sept. 23 1998
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This books is very informative and braoden the perspective and mind of the reader. Very well written in simple language. Worth reading book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Carl Sagan was an amazingly intelligent individual. Watched the television program and really enjoyed, Oct. 24 2014
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it was very interesting. Carl Sagan was an amazingly intelligent individual. Watched the television program and really enjoyed it
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most important books ever written, Oct. 20 1998
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Amazing.....every person in the world with the slightest tug of interest in science or their environment MUST read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, Oct. 3 1997
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This review is from: Cosmos (Paperback)
Mr. Sagan's Cosmos....I have the same thing
to say about it as the others here. It changed my
life. Thank you Carl.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, June 7 1999
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"Cosmos" and "The Bible According to Einstein" are my two favorite books about the universe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bets Book Ever!, June 14 1997
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This book is "Brilliant" and wondeful a must read! Carl Sagan is one of the Best scientists of our Time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book, Aug. 17 2014
This review is from: COSMOS (Hardcover)
Love this book. Carl Sagan has such an endearing way of talking about scientific stuff, and it makes sense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lays the groundwork, Nov. 25 2001
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For anyone who doesn't have a clue about space or the planets, this book will definitely help you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fine introduction, but...., July 18 1999
This review is from: Cosmos (Mass Market Paperback)
Sagan's "Cosmos" is a fine generalization of the different elements and processes that drive our universe. Yet, the book (like all other books) is only a step in our development as human beings, and should not be revered too greatly. Like the religious scriptures' biases toward mystery and metaphysics, "Cosmos" expresses all the prejudices and assumptions of a biologist: in summa, one who wishes to be truthful must read the book critically (Note, for example, Sagan's belief in evolution by natural selection).
For serious scientific understanding, one would be best studying the disciplines' origins and histories, through their primary sources: the Ionian philosphers, the Arab astronomers, Renaissance authors, Einstein's explanation of Special and General Relativity, and so forth. This will take energy (which most folks are too lazy to exert), but the intellectual and spiritual rewards are ample.
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