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The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation

Carl Sagan author


Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Published:11th Aug '83


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* The story of cosmic evolution, science and civilisation

* Spacecraft missions to nearby planets
* The Library of ancient Alexandria
* The human brain
* Egyptian hieroglyphics
* The origin of life
* The death of the sun
* The evolution of galaxies
* The origins of matter, suns and worlds

The story of fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transforming matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together, and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. A story told with Carl Sagan's remarkable ability to make scientific ideas both comprehensible and exciting.

This book made me fall in love with physics, which - as I always hated science at school - is no mean feat. It looks at everything from ancient Egypt to the possibility of alien life. Pop science at its best -- Matt Haig
** 'Enticing, imaginative, readable, iridescent * The New York TIMES *

ISBN: 9780349107035

Dimensions: 129mm x 200mm x 28mm

Weight: 314g

416 pages