Cosmos was the first science TV blockbuster & Carl Sagan was its (human) star. By the time of Sagan's death in 1996, the series had been seen by half a billion people; Sagan was perhaps the best-known scientist on the planet. Explaining how the series came about, Sagan recalled: "I was positive from my own experience that an enormous global interest exists in the exploration of the planets and in many kindred scientific topics--the origin of life, the Earth, & the Cosmos, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, our connection with the universe. & I was certain that this interest could be excited thru that most powerful communications medium, television." Sagan's own interest & enthusiasm for the universe were so vivid and infectious, his screen presence so engaging, that viewers & readers couldn't help but be caught up in his vision. From stars in their "billions & billions" to the amino acids in the primordial ocean, Sagan communicated a feeling for science as a process of discovery. Inevitably, some of the science in Cosmos has been outdated in the years since 1980--but Sagan's sense of wonder is ageless.-
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Description du livre RCA, 1981. État : Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP93638539