This work tells the story of how 15 billion years of cosmic evolution, transformed matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilization grew up together and the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. The book aims to make scientific ideas accesssible and exciting, and is based on the television series of the same name. Subjects covered include the ancient library of Alexandria, the death of the sun, the evolution of galaxies, space missions and hieroglyphics.
Carl Sagan had a remarkable ability to make scientific ideas both comprehensible and exciting.
In very good condition, light tanning to page block only.