Cosmos by Carl Sagan audiobook

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

By Carl Sagan
Foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Introduction by Ann Druyan
Read by Neil deGrasse Tyson , LeVar Burton , and Seth MacFarlane

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14.50 Hours Unabridged
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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Includes introductory music: "Heaven and Hell" by Vangelis from Cosmos: A Personal Voyage used with permission from Druyan-Sagan Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Praise for Cosmos “Magnificent . . . 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 Plain Dealer “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”Newsday “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”The Miami Herald “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”Cosmopolitan “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”The New York Times Book Review

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A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 1981 Hugo Award for Best Related Nonfiction Book

Finalist for the 2018 Voice Arts Award for Best History Narration

A Booklist Best Book of the Year in Audiobooks

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX

Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.

Includes introductory music: "Heaven and Hell" by Vangelis from Cosmos: A Personal Voyage used with permission from Druyan-Sagan Associates, Inc. All rights reserved.

Praise for Cosmos

“Magnificent . . . 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 Plain Dealer

“Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”Newsday

“Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”The Miami Herald

“Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”Cosmopolitan

“Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”The New York Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Enticing…iridescent…imaginatively illustrated.” New York Times Book Review
“Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.” Cosmopolitan
“Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions…shimmers with a sense of wonder.” Miami Herald
“Magnificent…With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“After impassioned introductions by fans of the late scientist, Burton’s new recording of Carl Sagan’s science classic is infused with curiosity and wonder.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Carl Sagan

Author Bio: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan (1934–1996) was professor of astronomy and space sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, and Voyager spacecraft expeditions, for which he received the NASA medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He received the Pulitzer Prize and the highest awards of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, as well as many other awards for his contributions to science, literature, education, and the preservation of the environment. His book Cosmos, the companion book to his Emmy– and Peabody Award–winning television series of the same name, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and the bestselling science book ever published in the English language, and his bestselling novel Contact was turned into a major motion picture.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 14.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English