The late Dr. Sagan's series goes beyond a guided tour through billions of stars and galaxies. After 20-plus years, Cosmos remains one of the most profound statements in exploration, crossing boundaries between science and religion.
Each of the fascinating segments attempts to deepen our understanding of how we got from there to here. Sagan guides us to the farthest reaches of space and takes us back into the history of scientific inquiry, from the ancient library of Alexandria to the NASA probes of our neighboring planets.
1. The Shores Of the Cosmos
2. One Voice In the Cosmic Fugue
3. The Harmony Of the Worlds
4. Heaven and Hell
5. Blues For A Red Planet
6. Travellers' Tales
7. The Backbone of Night
8. Travels In Space and Time
9. The Lives Of the Stars
10. The Edge Of Forever
11. The Persistence Of Memory
12. Encyclopedia Galactica
13. Who Speaks For Earth?
This remarkable program poses all the big questions and Sagan attempts to answer them, or better yet, asks even bigger ones.
Carl Sagan is one of the most brilliant scientists of our times. He has done an excellent writing job as he delves into the past, present, and future of science, dealing with the mindstaggering enormity of the cosmos in which we exist. Associated Press
Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions. It shimmers with a sense of wonder, I seriously doubt if anyone can casually pick up this book without being riveted by it and then humbled by it. The Miami Herald
COSMOS is like the college course in science you always wanted to take but never knew a professor could teach. It's magnificent. Sagan writes beautifully. 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 Cleveland Plain Dealer