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PDF / Epub ✅ Cosmos: Possible Worlds Author Ann Druyan – Vejega.info A fascinating and at times, personal, journey through time, space, and history by the author as she explores not the just the universe as we know it, but also the various stories of people throughout history who have placed the importance of science and other people above their own The book is not only about Possible Worlds but also, like the first Cosmos series by Carl Sagan, a Personal Journey by the author who not only wants the readers to see the wonders the universe has to offer, but a A fascinating and at times, personal, journey through time, space, and history by the author as she explores not the just the universe as we know it, but also the various stories of people throughout history who have placed the importance of science and other people above their own The book is not only about Possible Worlds but also, like the first Cosmos series by Carl Sagan, a Personal Journey by the author who not only wants the readers to see the wonders the universe has to offer, but also some of the trials she has to go through to keep the ideas and ideals of Carl Sagan alive Ladder to the stars gives an overview of the journey with the Cosmic Calendar that compresses all of time from the Big Bang to the present into one calendar year Highlights from the calendar are presented, from the creation of Earth, the rise of life on Earth, the rise of humanity until human civilisation is established Oh, Mighty King shows humanity s struggle to understand the universe and the supernatural nature of good and evil in an unfeeling universe The chapter begins with Zoroastrianism and ends with the story of the Indian Emperor Ashoka who started out being an embodiment of evil, yet was changed by Buddhism to become a paragon of good in India Lost city of life looks at how life might have developed on Earth, deep under the sea, in vast towers of minerals that sheltered and nurtured the first life forms It then gives a brief look at the lives of some of the scientists who looked at chemistry and biochemistry and ends with a consideration of other worlds and moons in the Solar System that may well harbour life as we know it Vavilov tells the story of agriculture and the struggle to prevent hunger by growing better types of grains and other plants It also tells the story of Nikolai Vavilov, a Russian scientist whose botanical skills would lead to the identification of the centre of origins for various agricultural plants But his is not a happy story, for it takes place prior and during the Second World War and would involve Stalin and Trofim Lysenko The cosmic connectome looks at the brain and the mystery of its numerous connections that give us the ability to think and of awareness Starting from how animals evolved the brain, the chapter also covers the history of brain research from recognising that the brain is the seat of thinking to the discovery of what different parts of the brain do, to detecting signals from the brain to current brain research that is revealing the large number of connections between neurons in the brain The man of a trillion worlds looks at the lives of two scientists during the period in the 20th century when the search for the beginnings of life on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets was being researched Gerald Kuiper and Harold Urey The chapter also looks at the graduate student who would be a bridge between them Carl Sagan, who would also organise the first group to study how life might exist on other planets The search for intelligent life on earth considers the search for intelligent life in the universe by looking at what may be intelligent life on earth besides us From the web of fungi and plants to the dance of bees, the examples chosen show what intelligent life might look like if we were consider the ways it expresses itself in the way communities of plants and animals live The sacrifice of Cassini gives an overview of what made the Cassini mission to Saturn possible Starting with a history of the astronomical observations of Saturn, the chapter moves on to the story of the Russian who dreamed up the idea of gravitational assist, an idea that would make most interplanetary missions possible The chapter ends with some of the discoveries made by the Cassini probe before it was commanded to end its mission by crashing into Saturn, to protect the moons of Saturn from possible contamination from Cassini Magic without lies looks at the strange nature of light From the early arguments between Newton and Huygens over whether light is a wave or made up of particles, to the mysterious interference experiments of Thomas Young and the mysterious inner quantum nature of light shown by Bell s Theorem, the chapter offers a glimpse that we still don t really understand light, much like Flatlanders don t really grasp the nature of the third dimension A tale of two atoms tells the tale of two kinds of atoms One is carbon, which is the basis for life as we know it, the other is uranium, from which some of the most destructive weapons would be created The two kinds of atoms would meet when humanity would harness uranium for its destructive power The fleeting grace of the habitable zone looks at what will happen as the sun ages At first, it will give offlight and heat , forcing humanity if it still exists far in the future to abandon Earth to live on worlds further from the sun But as the sun becomes a white dwarf and cools, humanity will have no choice but to move to another star system Is this possible The author imagines the journey our ancestors did to navigate the great unknown oceans of Earth and believes such an incredible journey to other stars may one day be possible Coming of age in the Anthropocene this chapters looks at what humanity has done to change the earth enough that we are now living in a human caused age The rise of hunting, agriculture and, ultimately, technology, has enabled humanity to change and modify the Earth More than that, humanity has the ability to predict what will happen in the future via examples like the ozone hole caused by Chlorofluorocarbon, or climate change caused by increasing amounts of Carbon dioxide But the question is whether humanity is willing to act on it A possible world end the book the way it started with a look at the World s Fair While the introduction showed the 1939 World s Fair seen by Carl Sagan, the one featured here shows a World s Fair in the near future on a world recovering from the damage done by humanity It is possible Perhaps Wspania a ksi ka Polecam ka demu Znawcy tematu, laikowi, mi o nikowi poezji i romansu, opowiada , fizyki i kosmosu Cuda i problemy, kt re dotycz nas wszystkich, s opisane i u o one tak, e wszyscy czytelnicy rozsmakuj si w tej ksi ce. Our universe began some 14 billion years ago when matter, energy, time, and space burst forth.And the darkness was cold, and the light was hot, and the union of these extremes gave shape to matter and there was structure.And there were great stars hundreds of times the mass of our sun And these stars exploded, sending oxygen and carbon to the worlds to come and adorning them with gold and silver And in their deaths, the stars became darkness and the weight of their darkness anchored the light Our universe began some 14 billion years ago when matter, energy, time, and space burst forth.And the darkness was cold, and the light was hot, and the union of these extremes gave shape to matter and there was structure.And there were great stars hundreds of times the mass of our sun And these stars exploded, sending oxygen and carbon to the worlds to come and adorning them with gold and silver And in their deaths, the stars became darkness and the weight of their darkness anchored the light And new stars were born from their death shrouds And they began to dance with each other and now there were galaxies.And the galaxies made stars And the stars made worlds And on at least one of those worlds there came a time when heat shot out from its molten heart, and it warmed the waters And the matter that had rained down from the stars came alive and that starstuff became aware And that life was sculpted by the earth, and its struggles with the other living things.And a great tree grew up, one with many branches, and six times it was almost felled But still it grows and we are but one small branch, one that cannot live without its tree.And slowly, we learned to read the book of nature, to learn its laws, to nurture the tree To find out where and when we are in the great ocean, to become a way for the cosmos to know itself and to return to the stars The Cosmos brand has always been elevated over other exemplars of science writing for infusing scientific exploration with heartfelt wonder and reinforcement of joy over the never ending quest of learning new things Carl Sagan s amazing life partner, Ann Druyan, continues that unique tradition in this wonderful book I learned a lot of things I hadn t thought of before, such as the possibility of consciousness among trees and of dreams among bees, and the desirable prospect of life in near orbi The Cosmos brand has always been elevated over other exemplars of science writing for infusing scientific exploration with heartfelt wonder and reinforcement of joy over the never ending quest of learning new things Carl Sagan s amazing life partner, Ann Druyan, continues that unique tradition in this wonderful book I learned a lot of things I hadn t thought of before, such as the possibility of consciousness among trees and of dreams among bees, and the desirable prospect of life in near orbit of red dwarf stars I liked the snippets into her life with Carl, and I liked that the scientific heroes she features throughout the book may beobscure than the usual greats of science but are distinguished by their herculean effort through life hardship to pursue their dreams, even obsessions, of science, engineering or discovery Based on the National Geographic television show Cosmos Possible Worlds, this compelling volume explores how science and civilization grew up together Lavishly illustrated, thought provoking, and captivating, the narrative begins with a look at the 1939 World s Fair after which it proceeds to investigate history, humanity, and science It ends, prophetically, with a visit to the 2039 World s FairIt s about knowing and relating and communicating It s about education and truth and discovery Based on the National Geographic television show Cosmos Possible Worlds, this compelling volume explores how science and civilization grew up together Lavishly illustrated, thought provoking, and captivating, the narrative begins with a look at the 1939 World s Fair after which it proceeds to investigate history, humanity, and science It ends, prophetically, with a visit to the 2039 World s FairIt s about knowing and relating and communicating It s about education and truth and discovery It s about the cosmos and how we, made of starstuff, fit into this universe Suggestions for further reading, based on each chapter, are included.Highly recommended I m torn about this book It was fascinating and captivating, but at same time not structurally coherent or what the subtitle implies The book discusses science, history, and religions much in the same way Bill Bryson does in A Short History of Nearly Everything, but without the humor However, it does so tangentially, without really following a path This is a book of tangents They re all interesting tangents I learned weird things, and I m a lover a learning weird things But if you re lo I m torn about this book It was fascinating and captivating, but at same time not structurally coherent or what the subtitle implies The book discusses science, history, and religions much in the same way Bill Bryson does in A Short History of Nearly Everything, but without the humor However, it does so tangentially, without really following a path This is a book of tangents They re all interesting tangents I learned weird things, and I m a lover a learning weird things But if you re looking forof that fantastic voyage to other worlds that the original Cosmos series offered, you will be disappointed.That said, I enjoyed the book for what it is I suspect that you, reader, will either love it or hate it This Sequel To Carl Sagan S Blockbuster Continues The Electrifying Journey Through Space And Time, Connecting With Worlds Billions Of Miles Away And Envisioning A Future Of Science Tempered With WisdomBased On National Geographic S Internationally Renowned Television Series, This Groundbreaking And Visually Stunning Book Explores How Science And Civilization Grew Up Together From The Emergence Of Life At Deep Sea Vents To Solar Powered Starships Sailing Through The Galaxy, From The Big Bang To The Intricacies Of Intelligence In Many Life Forms, Acclaimed Author Ann Druyan Documents Where Humanity Has Been And Where It Is Going, Using Her Unique Gift Of Bringing Complex Scientific Concepts To Life With Evocative Photographs And Vivid Illustrations, She Recounts Momentous Discoveries, From The Voyager Missions In Which She And Her Husband, Carl Sagan, Participated To Cassini Huygens S Recent Insights Into Saturn S Moons This Breathtaking Sequel To Sagan S Masterpiece Explains How We Humans Can Glean A New Understanding Of Consciousness Here On Earth And Out In The Cosmos Again Reminding Us That Our Planet Is A Pale Blue Dot In An Immense Universe Of Possibility I love the original Cosmos book and I love many parts of this book So many vignettes are interesting that make it worth the price I paid for the book many times over But it can be difficult to follow the thread of the book or of a chapter You wonder how this is related to what you thought was being discussed, and then just like that the spell of the book is broken and you are free to resume reading or put it down for a while Another reviewer called it a book of tangents I can see why someon I love the original Cosmos book and I love many parts of this book So many vignettes are interesting that make it worth the price I paid for the book many times over But it can be difficult to follow the thread of the book or of a chapter You wonder how this is related to what you thought was being discussed, and then just like that the spell of the book is broken and you are free to resume reading or put it down for a while Another reviewer called it a book of tangents I can see why someone might say that This was a great companion to the new series, withdetail than you obviously are going to get in a 45 minute episode, but still similar to the topics as presented on screen But it also ended up being pretty personal at times by the author, using those moments of life to show us how she got into science and why she s trying to tell people about it Some really good stuff here. It feels good to wonder and hope realistically.

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